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Watchdog lashes delays in tobacco controls regime

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  • Writer: Paritta Wangkiat
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Anti-tobacco campaigners urged the government yesterday to speed up the implementation of tougher tobacco rules to prevent the tobacco industry from interfering with the state's health policies. 

In April of this year, the government added elements of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to it's existing tobacco laws, but critics say implementation of the rules is lacking.

The FCTC is a treaty used to protect present and future generations of people from the impact of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke, said Dr Hathai Chitanon, president of the Thailand Health Promotion Institution.

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