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Thailand has been nationally and internationally accepted as a country succeeding of the tobacco control with explicit policies, the best tobacco control laws and tobacco control operations in various target groups over ten years.

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Tobacco Information

Tobacco information provides information on the situation of tobacco consumption in Thailand. Data from the Health and Welfare Survey during 1991-present,…Learn More »

Lesson distilled

Panusnikrom Hospital is a district hospital that provides health services to people who live in Panusnikrom and Kaochan sub…Learn More »

International journals

International journals : Download as pdf files , etc. Effects of a Cigarette Smoking Prevention Program among Junior High School Students inNorth-East Thailand: A Pilot Survey..Learn More »

Policy Brief

Activities to be implemented within three years Protection from tobacco industry interference in public policy. (A5.3) Legal measures such as tobacco…Learn More »

TRC - National Conference


The National Conference on Tobacco or Health is for knowledge exchange among participants of tobacco consumption control networks including academic staff, researchers, lecturers, public and private authorities..

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Lung Disease from E-cigarette Use should be carefully monitored for better treatment and prevention

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One NEJM General Medicine Journal Watch Review article, “E-Cigarette or Vaping-Associated Lung Injury”, notes: “Evaluation of (e-cigarette lung injuries)... read more

Youth Initiation of E-cigarette use at younger ages in the US

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Evans-Polce R, Veliz P, Boyd CJ, McCabe VV, and McCabe SE. Trends in E-Cigarette, Cigarette, Cigar, and Smokeless Tobacco... read more

Unsubstantiated claims of e-cigarettes safety exposed

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In an article published online on 8 January 2020 in the American Journal of Public Health; “Invalidity of an... read more

Menthol influences the addictive potential of tobacco products

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Wickham RJ. The Biological Impact of Menthol on Tobacco Dependence. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, ntz239, https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntz239 (more…) read more

Two studies show that the vaping industry is using advertising, promotion and scholarships to promote vaping in the US and Japan

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“We discovered 21 entities that were offering 40 scholarships to youth and/or young adults... These scholarships originated from diverse... read more

JUUL and Combusted Cigarettes Comparably Impair Endothelial Function

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"Aerosol/smoke from JUUL, previous generation e-cigs, and cigarettes all impaired endothelial function. The extent of impairment ranged from 34%... read more

US Government takes weak stand on flavored E-cigarettes

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“Press reports on New Year’s eve indicated that the White House will allow the FDA to stop allowing the... read more

US study shows vaping as a one-way bridge to cigarette smoking among youth

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Miech R, Patrick ME, O’Malley PM, Johnston LD. E-cigarette use as a predictor of cigarette smoking: results from a... read more

E-cigarette, Vaping Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) with one or many possible causes?

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Vitamin E Acetate Might Be Responsible for Vaping-Associated Lung Injury A November article reporting analysis of lung fluids from... read more

Unambiguous and strong support for FCTC Article 5.3…

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Unambiguous and strong support for FCTC Article 5.3 important to prevent tobacco industry interference in government policy ฅ Willemsen... read more

Tobacco control measures cut prevalence in Taiwan, but more may be needed

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Sanna M, et al. Tobacco control within and beyond WHO MPOWER: outcomes from Taiwan SimSmoke. Tobacco Control. 2019. https://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2019/12/13/tobaccocontrol-2018-054544... read more

E-cigarette use associated with chronic lung conditions in longitudinal study

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Bhatta DN, Glantz SA. Association of E-Cigarette Use With Respiratory Disease Among Adults: A Longitudinal Analysis. American Journal of... read more

Tobacco Industry Watch…

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“Tobacco Industry Watch” article highlights Tobacco Industry Strategies using pricing as other measures are regulated in Thailand | Mackenzie... read more

Research highlights who uses the two most common heated tobacco products in Japan

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Sutanto E, et al. Prevalence, Use Behaviors, and Preferences among Users of Heated Tobacco Products: Findings from the 2018... read more

Exposing tobacco industry marketing

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It is increasingly difficult to bring great attention to tobacco as an existential concern because every concern (air pollution,... read more

Harm Reduction through alternative nicotine products; Not a proven population-based strategy

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"It must be acknowledged that many health professionals, tobacco control professionals and decision-makers who recommend the harm reduction strategy... read more