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New law raises minimum age of smokers to 20 in bid to discourage youths

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World No Smoking Day. Photo: Global Panorama.


IN A MOVE to discourage youths from smoking, the National Legislative Assembly yesterday raised the minimum age for young people to buy cigarettes to 20 years old from the current 18 years old.

Under the new Tobacco Control bill, anyone who sells cigarettes to under-age teenagers could be jailed for three months or fined up to Bt30,000 or both.

Full story: The Nation

By PRAPASRI OSATHANON
THE NATION


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