• Thu, 27 Jun 2019 09:47
    Survey finds downtrend in illicit cigarette availability
    Only 5.2 per cent of 10,000 discarded packs of cigarettes were found to be untaxed, a survey by Philip Morrisan, the American-based multinational cigarette and tobacco manufacturing company, has found.
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  • Tue, 28 May 2019 08:58
    Smoking claims 72,000 Thai lives every year
    Though Thailand still has over 10 million smokers, who praises government’s efforts to curb addiction to cigarettes
  • Tue, 28 May 2019 08:57
    Tax-evasion lawsuit to proceed against Philip Morris
    PUBLIC Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn assured yesterday that a lawsuit against a leading tobacco firm over tax-evasion charges would continue as normal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:33
    World Bank looks at tobacco taxes
    A major new World Bank (WB) report entitled Confronting Tobacco Illicit Trade: A Global Review of Country Experiences underscores that tobacco taxes play only a minor role in illicit trade and that addressing illicit trade and raising tobacco taxes are mutually reinforcing actions.
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