Thailand

Thailand and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC):

Date of Ratification
08 November 2004
Entry Into Force
06 February 2005

Article 8 Timeline

06 February 2010

National Law

Non-Smokers Health Protection Act B.E. 2535 (1992)

(Approved on 30 March 1992)

Notification

Ministry of Public Health Notice (Volume 19) 2010 “Designation of Names and Types of Public Places that Shall Protect the Health of Non-Smokers and Designating All or Part of Such Public Places as Smoking Areas or Tobacco-Free Areas, Under the Non-Smokers Health Protection Act of 1992.”

Smoke-free or Not?

(Barriers in moving towards a 100% Smoke-free Environment based on the FCTC Article 8 Guidelines)

1. Allows designated smoking rooms in the International Airport.

(Non Compliant with the Article 8 Guidelines, Principle 1: Total elimination of smoking and tobacco smoke in a particular space or environment is required to effectively provide protection from exposure to tobacco smoke, as well as to create a 100% smoke-free environment. Principle 2: All people should be protected from exposure to tobacco smoke. All indoor workplaces and indoor public places should be smoke-free.)
1 FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 24 provides that Parties have a continuous obligation to remove any exemptions as soon as possible, and each party should strive to provide universal protection within five years of the WHO Framework Convention’s entry into force for that Party.