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          The most recent survey conducted in 2013 found that the rate of cigarette use among members of the Thai population age 15 and older decreased to 19.94%. Male smokers, the largest group of smokers in Thailand, showed a greater trend in reduced smoking rates than females.Similarly, children and youth (ages 15-24) also showed a downward trend in smoking rates. The survey also found that the average age Thai’s start smoking decreased from 18 to 17 years of age. Therefore, children and youth require special attention to prevent the emergence of a new generation of smokers.

The survey also found that individuals living outside municipal areas, especially in the southern and northeastern regions of Thailand, exhibit increased cigarette use. In addition, the general population in Thailand is becoming more exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke than in the past, especially near markets, public transportation terminals, and restaurants.

Focus Areas of Plan

1) Public Policies and Law Enforcement
          1.1 Law enforcement, esp ecially policies/measures to protect the health of non-smokers and reduce unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke.
            1.2 Advocacy for new policies/measures, such as:
Tobacco Products Consumption Control Act B.E.
Restriction of access to cigarettes, especially among youth/new generation smokers, including zoning cigarette retailers
2) Research & Information Systems

          2.1 Support action-based research, community-based research, and movement-based research with community based participatory research
            2.2 Research/academic work to drive policies and campaign networks, and apply gained knowledge to continually develop relevant work.
            2.3 Information systems to support the synthesis and development of academic/research work for greater ease in applying work results.
3) Campaign Networks, Public Relations, and Expansion of Smoke-Free Zones

          3.1 Prevention of a new generations of smokers, especially youth and women, and a reduction of male rural smokers.
            3.2 Prevention of exposure to secondhand smoke and thirdhand smoke exposure by expansion of smoke-free zones.
            3.3 Communication to adjust public perception and attitude towards tobacco products, the tobacco industry, and cigarette smokers (de-normalization).
            3.4 Anti-tobacco model development in various areas and provinces.
            3.5 Integrated work promotion alongside other work plans to control tobacco.
4) Services to Help Smokers Quit Smoking

           4.1 Development of rehabilitation and referral systems for smokers, and inclusion of medication for smoking cessation in the National List of Essential Medicines.

Thai Health Promotion Foundation is joining hands with Thailand Quit Line 1600 and Village Public Health Volunteers to launch a quest to find smokers who want to quit by forwarding cases to Thailand Quit Line 1600 and giving them continuous assistance until they quit successfully, while Public Health Minister praised the project as perfectly in line with the government’s policy of #เลิกสูบลดเสี่ยง or #QuitSmokingQuitRisking under an effort to curb the spread of CoVid-19 into the public.   June 24, 2020 – Thailand Quit Line 1600, in collaboration with Department of Health Service Support, Ministry of Public Health, and Thai Health Promotion Foundation, jointly organised a press conference for the launch of “Quest for I-want-to-quit Smokers” to raise awareness of the importance of quitting smoking among the general public during the ongoing period of CoVid-19 outbreak.   Public Health Deputy Minister Dr Sathit Pitutecha, said that even though the overall situation of the outbreak has subsided to some extent, it is necessary to sustainably keep a close watch for people’s health. He therefore came up with an idea to deploy village public health volunteers in villages to collect villagers’ information. And in order to maximise their abilities of the village public health volunteers, the Public Health Ministry collaborated with Thailand Quit Line 1600 in the campaign to help smokers stop smoking...

Overcome defeat for a better health Tobacco

Overcome defeat for a better health Tobacco


ThaiHealth and Tobacco Control


ThaiHealth recently announced the launch of “Citizen Resilience Project” by employing the idea of “Order & Deliver” and “Chiang Mai Tuk-Tuk Model” under the concept of Resilience, to draft the new community culture in using the public transport.   ThaiHealth’s Director of Opportunity Promotion Section, Mrs Khempet Lenapan, said that the ongoing CoVid-19 situation is forcing people to make immense adjustment to their lifestyles. To help people cope with fast-paced changes in their lives, the organisation decided to open for project proposals under “Citizen Resilience Project” to present 55 projects under 5 strategies:   1. CoVid-19 Literacy: open easier access to information e.g. CoVid-19 informative videos in ethnic languages, podcast in Lanna language, CoVid-19-related games.   2. Mental Health Relief: online activities to alleviate mental health problems caused by CoVid-19   3. High-Risk Support: a launch of mobile application to educate expectant mothers on suggested lifestyle from prenatal to postnatal periods, and family classroom in preparation of crisis.   4. Social Distancing: Order & Deliver platform, physical distances in public transport codename “You are Safe, Home is Safe”.   5. New Normal: Chiang Mai Tuk-Tuk for CoVid-19 survival, “Sharing Garden” or the adaptation assistance for the poor in big cities amidst CoVid-19 crisis. Project Manager of Order & Deliver project, Mr Akanat Wanthanasombat, said that the project “Order & Deliver”...

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