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The Thai Public Health Ministry has revealed an increased tobacco tax will be effective from July 4 in an effort to curb smoking, particularly among low-income smokers. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

A new tobacco control bill has been passed, raising the minimum age for young people to buy cigarettes from 18 years to 20 years. more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM News

Anti-smoking activists say a bill approved by the Thai cabinet to set up a new tobacco authority has loopholes that could ease cigarette restrictions, aiding transnational tobacco firms aiming to make products in Thailand. more

May 18, 2017 12:00 AM News

An excise tax hike on tobacco products has been in effect since February, from 87% to 90%. more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

A popular police webpage has confirmed penalties for the possession of e-cigarettes. Users could be jailed for 5 years while manufactures face 10 years inside for ignoring the law. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM E-Cigs

The Thai Cabinet has reportedly endorsed the 2nd National Strategy For Tobacco Control that is aimed at reducing the number of smokers in five years. more

May 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

With China being the country where the e-cigarette was invented, the rest of Asia has a somewhat confused relationship with electronic smoking devices as far as legislation is concerned. TOBACCO ASIA takes a closer look at e-smoking regulations. more

May 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly will be moving house to a plot of land at Rojana Industrial Park in Ayutthaya, a province about an hour’s drive from Bangkok. more

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

In a proactive move addressing a dispute with Thai tobacco farmers, Dr. Suttiniphapunt revealed that in previous years TTM has had to buy leaf that the farmers grew in excess of their quotas but TTM will not be continuing doing so any longer. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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