Tags : Smoking


Chaiwut mulls legalising e-cigarettes amid fierce opposition

Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn said on Tuesday he is exploring ways to legalise the sale of e-cigarettes despite strong opposition from health activists and anti-smoking campaigners. At least 67 countries have approved e-cigarettes as a less harmful alternative to smoking while Thailand still refuses to accept them, he said. Full story: […]Read More


32 arrested drinking, smoking at restaurant in Pattaya

PATTAYA: Thirty-two people, Thais and foreigners, were arrested at a restaurant in Pattaya where customers were drinking alcohol and smoking baraku on Thursday night. Police led by Pol Maj Chainarong Chai-in, crime suppression chief at Pattaya police station, raided Sky Mountain Laem Bali Hai eatery in tambon Nong Prue, Bang Lamung, around 11.30pm on Thursday. […]Read More


Smoking at home to be banned

A law prohibiting smoking at home will come into effect on Aug 20 in a bid to reduce deaths caused by second-hand smoke. Smokers will be given 90 days to refrain from the habit, which puts relatives living under the same roof at serious health risk, according to the 2019 Family Development and Protection Act […]Read More


Six airports declared no-smoking zones from Feb 3

Smoking will not be allowed inside the passenger buildings at all six airports operated by Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) from Sunday, said acting AoT president Sutheerawat Suwanwat. The six airports are Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai and Mae Fah Luang. Full story: Bangkok Post BANGKOK POST ONLINE REPORTERSRead More


Plain cigarette packaging to be introduced to discourage smoking

Cigarette packaging in the near future will be plain and much less attractive under a new regulation approved by the National Tobacco Products Control Committee. Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsattayathorn said Wednesday that the plain packaging would replace the current packaging which has been used for more than five years and has become familiar with […]Read More


Phuket to launch anti-smoking campaign next month

PHUKET, 22nd August 2018 (NNT) – Phuket City Municipality and related agencies are set to launch an anti-smoking campaign next month in the hope of making Phuket a smoke-free city. Phuket City Municipality Mayor Somjai Suwannasuphobna said today the campaign was developed out of concerns for the health of non-smokers. Full story: NNT Reporter: Nuppol […]Read More


Beach-goers in Phang Nga still smoking despite ban

PHANG NGA, 5 February 2018, (NNT) – Despite the smoking ban on 24 beaches across 15 provinces of Thailand, imposed by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources earlier this month, several reports have indicated that beach-goers in Phang Nga province continue to violate the new regulation. Violations have been reported on three beaches in […]Read More


Smoking ban at 24 beaches in 15 coastal provinces takes

Starting February 1, Cha-am beach and 23 other popular tourist beaches in 15 coastal provinces will be declared no-cigarette zones and anyone caught smoking, littering cigarette butts or discard cigarette packets on these beaches will face one-year imprisonment and/or 100,000 baht in fine. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources’ ban against smoking on the […]Read More