“Stop Drink Network” hosts seminar on 10th anniversary of Alcoholic Beverage Control Act

PUBLISHED ON WED, FEB 14, 2018 6:05 AM

“Stop Drink Network” hosts seminar on 10th anniversary of Alcoholic Beverage Control Act

 

bottles.jpg

File photo

 

BANGKOK, 14th February 2018 (NNT) – An anti-alcohol group has held a seminar to discuss the effectiveness of the country’s laws that control alcohol consumption. 

At the “10th anniversary of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act for Thai society” seminar, Dr. Bandit Sornpaisarn, the Deputy Manager of the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, said that Thailand has been on a better path since the law was enacted as purchases of alcoholic drinks and access to stores that sell them have been declining. 

Dr. Bandit added that, while the number of such stores also fell across the country, alcohol sales in men’s dormitories have continued to show frequent law violations. 

In addition, it was found that underage purchases of alcoholic drinks rose to 88 percent this year from 83 percent recorded 10 years ago, just as exposure to alcohol advertisement has also risen drastically. 

Director of the Stop Drink Network, Songkran Pakchokdee added that most Thais have become more informed about laws related to alcoholic drinks and consumption, over the past 10 years.

 
nnt_logo.jpg
-- nnt 2018-02-14
latest news from Thailand

PM Prayut discusses EEC investment potentials with UK companies  LONDON, 22 June 2018 (NNT) – The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, held talks with executives from leading companies in the United Kingdom (UK), presenting investment potentials in Thailand, especially in the Eastern Economic...

READ MORE...

Invitation letters to parties to attend June 25 meeting with the governmentBy Thai PBS  The Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday sent invitation letters to political parties to attend a meeting with Deputy Prime Ministers Prawit Wongsuwan and Dr Wisanu Krea-ngam for a discussion on election...

READ MORE...

Thanathorn registers Future Forward Party (FFP) with ECBy Thai PBS  Thanathorn Jungrungreangkit on Thursday (June 21) submitted a request with the Election Commission to officially register the Future Forward Party (FFP), of which he has been named acting party leader. He was accompanied by...

READ MORE...

Teerachai steps down as privy councillorBy The Nation File photo: General Teerachai Nakwanich FORMER ARMY chief General Teerachai Nakwanich has stepped down as privy councillor. The Royal Gazette announced yesterday that Teerachai had tendered his resignation pursuant to Articles 11 and 14 of the...

READ MORE...
sponsors