Thailand Tobacco Monopoly

In a rare exclusive interview, Thailand Tobacco Monopoly’s managing director Daonoi Suttiniphapunt grants Tobacco Asia some insights into the organization’s future plans and the manifold challenges that lie ahead for the state-owned outfit. Read more

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A Thai court fined the local unit of Philip Morris for customs violations on cigarette imports while dropping criminal charges against seven of its employees. Read more


The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly was corporatized as the Tobacco Authority of Thailand, according to the Tobacco Authority of Thailand Act 2018. Read more


The managing director of the state-run Thailand Tobacco Monopoly says the agency is required to buy domestic tobacco at “unusually high prices.” Read more


Following up our cover story in March/April, we can now report that Thailand Tobacco Monopoly, sitting on 640 rai of prime real estate in the center of sprawling Bangkok, Thailand, is moving; factory buildings are being torn down. Read more




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. Read more


From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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