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WHY THAILAND RISKS GETTING ITS FINGERS BURNED IN COMBATING RISE IN SMOKING

WHY THAILAND RISKS GETTING ITS FINGERS BURNED IN COMBATING RISE IN SMOKING
Thai cigarettes, Jan 2006. Wikimedia Commons

By Sinclair Davidson

The Nation-Oct 16

In the past 10 years, Thailand has attempted to curb smoking by enlarging the size of picture health warnings on cigarette packs repeatedly. Now, the gruesome photos cover up to 85 per cent of the packet. Yet the number of Thai smokers is increasing, figures show.

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First published in: The Nation

 

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