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Public Health Ministry to propose stricter anti-smoking law

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Cigarette Box from Thailand covered with anti-smoking propaganda.. Photo: Tim Quijano / flickr.

BANGKOK, 18 December 2014 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health is preparing to propose a new draft law aimed at reducing the number of teen smokers.

The new anti-smoking law, if approved, is expected to fill the loopholes in the current one, which has been in effect for 22 years. Under the new tobacco control law, the definition of tobacco products will cover all kinds of things containing nicotine, including baraku, electronic baraku, and electronic cigarettes. In addition, people who can legally buy tobacco must be 20 years of age or above, instead of 18.

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