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  • Ban On E-Cigarettes Under Study After Enforcement Problems Emerge

    A review of the ban on e-cigarettes is being launched in light of difficulties in enforcing the law.   A working panel led by the Commerce Ministry has assigned the Tobacco Control Research and Knowledge Management Centre (TRC) to conduct a study in response to legal hurdles affecting implementation of the ban.   The panel...

  • Thai Driving Licence On Your Phone Starts Today

    Sanook reported that the scheme to be able to show details of a Thai driving licence on your phone starts today.     From 15th January it will be unnecessary to carry the regular plastic licence with you if you have applied for the Electronic Driving Licence.   This can be shown to the police...

  • Marijuana Growing To Be Tightly Controlled

    Marijuana growing to be tightly controlled.   Only Thai citizens who join hands with the government will be allowed to cultivate medical cannabis, says the Thai narcotic control board head. The board on Friday stressed that growers of the lucrative plant must be cooperatives, community enterprises or social enterprises made up of citizens – and...

  • Teachers-To-Be Can Graduate With Poor English, Panel Decides

    A strong grasp of the English language will not be required of teacher-education graduates, the committee in charge of preparing a teacher qualifications framework has decided.     “We have reached this resolution because most stakeholders at a forum on the draft Thailand Qualifications Framework (TQF) disagreed with the plan to set too ambitious goal...

  • Medical Price Control Plan Looms Over Private Hospitals

    A Cabinet meeting on January 22 will consider a plan to control the prices of medical supplies and services.     The proposed move could have a far-reaching impact on the country’s healthcare sector. While the news has brought joy to consumers, the share prices of private hospitals dived yesterday. On Wednesday, the Committee on...