Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00
Smuggling to worsen if cigarette taxes rise further
AMID THE push by the Philippines' departments of Health (DOH) and of Finance (DOF) to further jack up the excise taxes slapped on “sin” products such as cigarettes and alcoholic drinks, the Philippine unit of global manufacturing giant Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has warned that higher levies would only exacerbate already worsening cigarette smuggling.
Thu, 16 May 2019 01:00
Street smarts and Thai wisdom
A fashion designer who has made it his mission to popularise Thai fabrics brings his “Complex Simplicity” collection to the BACC
Mon, 13 May 2019 01:00
Tobacco farmers breathe easier as tax hike pushed back a year
A network of tobacco farmers has welcomed the government’s decision to postpone an excise-tax hike on cigarettes until September next year.
Fri, 03 May 2019 17:31
Actor Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in 'Star Wars' saga, dead at 74
Los Angeles - Actor Peter Mayhew, who won over fans worldwide as the Wookiee warrior Chewbacca in the blockbuster "Star Wars" movies, has died at the age of 74, his family announced on Thursday.
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 01:00
Gas-chamber Chiang Mai still promoting sports, health tourism
Almost 7 million people per year die from the effects of smoking tobacco and passive side-stream emissions. This epidemic is totally preventable using a basket of measures recommended under the World Health Organisation’s mPOWER guidelines.
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 18:00
Public Health Ministry announces ban on cigarette sale in prison
The Public Health Ministry has announced a ban on the sale of cigarettes in prison.
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:38
Tobacco farmers seek support from political parties against tax hike
A network of tobacco farmers is calling on political parties to help ease the impact of the 40 per cent excise tax rise on cigarettes that is scheduled for October 1 this year.
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 01:00
Global tobacco giant targets gender equality
PHILIP MORRIS International (PMI), a leading international tobacco company, aims to increase the number of women at the company’s management level globally to 40 per cent by 2022 as part of a strategy to create gender balance in the workplace.
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:00
Inner agonies of urban refugees
SEA Junction in collaboration with the TIFA Foundation is holding the exhibition “Inside Out: Bodymaps of Bangkok Refugees” from March 19 to 31 on the curved wall of the 4th floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). The show displays paintings created by urban refugees living in Bangkok.
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 12:24
E-cigarette busts in Bangkok land 18 in custody
Sixteen Thais and two Myanmar men were arrested in Bangkok on Sunday night for selling e-cigarette devices, nicotine chargers and baraku (hookah) tobacco-smoking products.
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 01:00
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) is exhibiting “Din Clay Ton Berlin Ratchaburi Dialo”, a selection of artistic works by German porcelain designer Stefanie Hering and Thai photographer Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch in an extensive installation at a studio on the fourth floor of BACC from March 7 to 30.
Mon, 25 Feb 2019 01:00
Cannabis amnesty this week
FDA firm on regulated cultivation; Bhumjaithai Party vows to make it an economic plant
Sun, 24 Feb 2019 12:13
Tobacco monopoly will help growers switch to cannabis
With cigarette sales expected to decline due to a sharp hike in taxes, the Tobacco Authority of Thailand plans to help tobacco farmers switch to cannabis cultivation.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:00
Regional alliance welcomes decision to kick smoking out of Thailand’s airport terminals
The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) on Tuesday said it strongly supported Thailand’s move to ban smoking inside the passenger terminals of all its airports, in order to protect employees and non-smoking travellers from exposure to second-hand smoke.
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:46
Thai airports remove smoking areas
The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) strongly supports Thailand’s move to ban smoking inside the passenger buildings in all its airports to protect non-smokers from exposure to secondhand smoke.