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Plain packaging for cigarettes being introduced to discourage smoking

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Plain packaging for cigarettes being introduced to discourage smoking

By The Thaiger

 

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PHOTO: Example of the changes to cigarette packaging now being implemented in Thailand

 

In the moves to modify polices relating to smokers in Thailand, some of the new legislation is directed towards manufacturer packaging

 

Cigarette packets will soon be plain and much less attractive under the new regulations approved by the National Tobacco Products Control Committee.

 

Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsattayathorn says that the plain packaging will replace the current packaging. They say the current guidelines have been used for more than five years and become ‘familiar’ with smokers to the extent that it is ‘no longer effective’ in discouraging people from smoking or making people recognise the health threats from cigarette smoking.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/national/plain-packaging-for-cigarettes-being-introduced-to-discourage-smoking

 

 
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hasnt worked anywhere else , what could possibly make them think it will work here ?

its not really to there benifit either , less income from tax .

but , they still pretend to have your best interest at heart while they tax you to death .

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9 minutes ago, Thaiwrath said:

Pity you didn't think of it whilst you were chomping on them for about 35 years.

Quote from another post " I was a smoker for about 35 years".

Let people lead their own lives, I used to smoke, but nothing worse than a reformed smoker babbling on about it.

Tis true I was a smoker for 35 years. And, it is true that I quit.

 

Other than petty stupid, whiny BS on your part... 

 

What does that have to do with the tax on cigarettes? Or the packaging of cigarettes?

 

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Samui Bodoh said:

Tis true I was a smoker for 35 years. And, it is true that I quit.

 

Other than petty stupid, whiny BS on your part... 

 

What does that have to do with the tax on cigarettes? Or the packaging of cigarettes?

 

 

 

If you were still smoking and "your" 500% tax was imposed YOU would be on here shouting about it...🙄

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Some off topic and replies about cannabis have been removed. 

 

Off topic posts and replies about cars, pick ups, mocy, busses, boats and guns have been removed. 

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I think the Health Dept in Thailand have far more important issues to address rather than following up on a first world countries about packaging.

How about 

Banning Lao Khao first   (Local poison in a bottle)

Ensuring all bike riders wear PROPER helmets (at least on main high speed roads)

The cost to the country of this is astronomical & prevents brain surgeons from getting on with 

the work they should be doing

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5 hours ago, transam said:

If you were still smoking and "your" 500% tax was imposed YOU would be on here shouting about it...🙄

Hmm... you know, you are likely correct. Almost certainly correct.

 

However, two major things in my world have changed, and when my 'facts' change, I change my mind if/as needed.

 

In the last year since I quit, my health has improved dramatically. My ability to breathe has improved drastically, and it is because I stopped smoking; there is no doubt whatsoever that there is a direct 'cause and effect'. The second major change is that a close friend of mine was diagnosed with lung cancer a few weeks ago, and he got it from smoking. He has gone back to his native country for treatment and to spend the rest of his life in and out of hospitals and doctor's offices.

 

I make no apology in thinking that taxes should go way up to discourage and/or prevent people from smoking. If you disagree, then we disagree.

 

For what it is worth, I don't like reformed smokers blathering about it much either; I will point out that the member who quoted me as a reformed smoker of 35 years took those comments from the "Stop Smoking" section of the Forum, where they belong and where they should have stayed.

 

Have a nice day.

 

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