The New Smoker Protection: Thailand Society has to Modify

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Jeeraphat Rattanachompoo
Narongsak Noosorn

Abstract

          Tobacco is a legal drug both in Thailand and abroad.  The tobacco smoking affects to wide area people therefore the World Health Organization (WHO) has created a framework convention on Tobacco Control ( FCTC ) for each country to apply tobacco control.  Tobacco Control Operations in Thailand was accepted around the world. In particular, the Law on Tobacco Control, which is widely praised in Thailand, has the best law. On the other hand although there is decrease of tendency but there are always being the emergences of new smokers and most of them are youth groups.  According the survey of smoking behavior in 2017, it was found that the Thai population started smoking at the age of 18 - 19 years, and the average age of new smoking started was 16 years. The applying legal to preventing the emergence of new smokers is insufficient. There are many causes of facing that lead to the being of new smokers; facing about individual, friends, family and environment. This article is intended to present three types of the changing that can cover the causes of new smokers that consist of the first is policy, laws, and protective measures changing. The second is society and culture changing. The last is individual changing. However these three changings are very challenging for Thailand but they can modify and prevent the causes of new smokers permanently.

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