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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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Thailand has become the first country in Asia, and 16th in the world, to roll out plain packaging. Read more

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam says the dispute involving Philip Morris International (PMI) is “not over yet.” Read more

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Thailand’s Finance Ministry is planning to propose cutting the tobacco excise tax by 25% to lessen the impact on farmers. Read more

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Philip Morris Thailand is trying to start talks with the Thai government to find constructive methods to reduce harm caused by smoking, which includes vaping. Read more

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The Thailand Health Promotion Institute is the latest voice joining anti-tobacco advocates in opposing the recommendation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the Thai government withdraw a tax evasion lawsuit. Read more

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Tobacco farmers are calling on political parties to help ease the impact of the 40% excise tax rise on cigarettes that is scheduled to come into effect October 1 this year. Read more

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It is indisputable that cannabis is the next big thing, gaining more attention from consumers, governments, as well as related businesses. Read more

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The Tobacco Authority of Thailand is lobbying for a license to produce cannabis-based cigarettes, hoping that if it can get the go-ahead to do so, the cannabis cigarettes would be as available in convenience stores as normal tobacco cigarettes Read more

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The Thai Corrections Department director-general announced that a new regulation will ban the sale of cigarettes and tobacco at all prisons across the country. Read more

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The Thai excise department says they will be taxing the e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and vaping liquids, leading the way to their legal use in the Kingdom. Read more

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The World Trade Organization has issued a ruling against Thailand’s regulations on cigarette imports. Read more

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A new law which will come into effect in February 2019 is putting a stop to smoking in public places in Thailand. Read more

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The cigarette industry in Southeast Asia is on the wane with combined cigarette volumes sales declining by nearly 3% in 2017. Strong government regulations are key reasons for the reduced outlook. Read more

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

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The newly minted Tobacco Authority of Thailand plans to introduce its Chinese cigarettes to the market this October, targeting the increasing number of Chinese visitors to the country. Read more

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The International Tobacco Growers Association gathered its Asian members in March to discuss challenges growers are facing. Read more

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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

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A Philip Morris (Thailand) shows illicit cigarette use in Thailand has more than doubled, costing the country at least THB3.6 billion (US$116 million) a year in lost tax revenue. Read more

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Regulators in the Asia-Pacific region certainly are presented with a great opportunity to support smoke-free products, but will they recognize and grab it? Read more

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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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