The cabinet approved a sharp increase in the alcohol beverage tax ceiling in an effort to reduce the number of imbibers. Do you think this is a good decision? Click on ‘see result’ for story.

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The cabinet approved a sharp increase in the alcohol beverage tax ceiling in an effort to reduce the number of imbibers. Do you think this is a good decision? Click on ‘see result’ for story.

  • Start date:Sep 30, 2013
  • End date:Oct 2, 2013
  • Voters: 1,703 times
  • Yes
    18.8%
  • No
    81.2%

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  • abbub

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    Discussion 14 : 02 Oct 2013 at 21.4914

    GARA D11: " a totally legitimate consumption of alcohol."

    Not meaning to be confrontational, how do you define this? Alcohol is a killer. Being made and sold legally makes it "totally legitimate"?

    Tobacco and alcohol are two of the most devastating drugs in the world. For every person dead on hard drugs there are thousands who die from alcohol and tobacco. From Marijuana not a single death has ever been recorded.

    Alcohol and tobacco companies are drug dealers. Doing it legally does not "legitimize" it.

    What do you think?

  • Discussion 13 : 01 Oct 2013 at 05.2713

    Is this just another way the Thai government is protecting an industry that cannot compete globally?

  • Discussion 12 : 30 Sep 2013 at 22.4712

    So poor Thais will have to switch from Singha or Leo to dinking Acha and Cheer.

  • Discussion 11 : 30 Sep 2013 at 20.3311

    There is an issue of the rights of people to enjoy a totally legitimate consumption of alcohol. We are not all Buddhists or Muslims!

  • Discussion 10 : 30 Sep 2013 at 19.5710

    Has anyone noticed that the only place where these increases have occurred is in the bars? I am still buying my beer at 7-11 for the same old price.
    Bars are a "Grab and Go" like everything else in Thailand.

  • Discussion 9 : 30 Sep 2013 at 19.369

    Will Chalerm drink less if he has to pay more taxes on his drinks?

  • Discussion 8 : 30 Sep 2013 at 18.198

    If the cabinet wants to reduce the number of drinkers why don't they set an example and stop driking themselves? Or doesn't this new rule apply to the elite.

  • robins

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    Discussion 7 : 30 Sep 2013 at 16.217

    I doubt if even the Government really believes this tax increase will have any effect on the number of problem drinkers in Thailand. It might help start a new black market for un-taxed alcohol along with all the violence and criminal activity that accompanies it.

  • Discussion 6 : 30 Sep 2013 at 12.206

    Let’s see how much this government will increase the price of Khao Lao. If they at least double the price then we know they are serious about drinkers and too much drinking. Otherwise…

  • Discussion 5 : 30 Sep 2013 at 12.155

    Someone has to pay for all that rotting rice…

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