Tobacco control: lessons learnt in Thailand

Indian J Public Health. 2011 Jul-Sep;55(3):228-33. doi: 10.4103/0019-557X.89938.


This review of legislation, obstacles faced, and challenges to be met, outlines present tobacco control lessons learnt in Thailand. A review of over twenty years of tobacco control experience in Thailand is provided in seven areas including policy formulation and the role of civil society, as well as in essential WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control areas. A descriptive, historical review shows how stakeholders, policies and resources were mobilized in Thailand, and what lessons resource-challenged countries might use from the Thai experience.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Health Policy*
  • Humans
  • Smoking / epidemiology
  • Smoking / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Taxes
  • Thailand / epidemiology
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / legislation & jurisprudence


  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution