An event to combat the dangers of cigarette smoking, was held in the morning of May, 30, 2014 at the vast area around ATM corner of Udon Thani hospital. Dr. Manus Kanoksilp presided over the event with many patients and public health care personnel in attendance.

"Since every 31 May is World No Smoking Day, the WHO has suggested higher tobacco taxes to curb its usage." said Tassanee Tedprasit, Deputy Director, Medical Service Department. "A cigarette itself is the most significant carcinogen, commonly known as the substance that leads to cancer. Its smoke is comprised of more than 60 carcinogens and there are over 11 kinds of cancers for secondary smokers like cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, cervix, breast and leukemia." She added.

" A quarter of non smokers breathe cigarette smoke in their own houses. This purpose of the event is to encourage people to be more aware of their own health and try to reduce cigarette usage to zero in order to stay away from illness" said the deputy. The activities at the event included a talk on cigarette harm by the physician specializing in lung conditions, advice on how to quit smoking and a lung function test

BANGKOK, 30 May 2014,  - The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has assigned various agencies to whip up their respective reconciliation roadmap while handing down policies to pave way for a general election. 

BANGKOK, 30 May 2014 – The Department of Royal Irrigation made known that the onset of the rainy season is expected to be delayed this year, while assuring the public that there is a sufficient amount of water supply in store. 

CHANTABURI, 30 May 2014 - Chanthaburi province today begins its annual event, the "Fruit Fun Fest: Durian World 2014" to publicize the quality of its agricultural harvest and acknowledge the skill and effort of the province's farmers. The event runs from 30th May until 8th June.

The Chanthaburi Governor Mr. Kriangdej Khemthong announced that while the fair starts today, the opening ceremony is on the last day of May at 5 p.m. at the Central Stage Chalermprakiat Building at Chanthaburi Municipality, when the announcement is made that the harvest has started. The area is famous for the quality of its fruit, so residents and visitors alike are always ready to consume the fresh fruit of the season. This and supplying bigger markets throughout the country, generates good income for farmers and reduces the possibility of an oversupply of fruit.

The Fair centered on the large central city park, features produce from the 10 districts of Chanthaburi province, meaning an impressive choice of newly picked tropical fruit. People are urged to visit the "Fruit Fun Fest: Durian 2014" in Chanthaburi, an easy drive from Bangkok.

BANGKOK, 29 May 2014 – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has held talks with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports in a bid to find measures for stimulating the Thai tourism sector and propping up the confidence of foreign travelers.

After his meeting with the Permanent Secretary for Tourism and Sports and relevant officials, Deputy NCPO Chief Adm Narong Pipattanasai stated that the discussion was aimed to conclude on how to revive the domestic tourism in the wake of the political crisis. He cited the NCPO’s recent decision to shorten the curfew hours to between midnight and 4 am as an initial measure to alleviate anxiety among residents and tourists.

To ensure that tourism activities could go on as usual, the Deputy NCPO Chief hinted a possibility of cancelling the curfew in selected areas, especially tourist destinations, where the situation was peaceful. As for the restoration of confidence, he said vigorous PR campaigns might have to be adopted while world-famous figures might be invited to take a trip to Thailand as a way to boost the country’s image.

Although the end of the year is drawing closer, Adm Narong pledged that the NCPO would do its best to help the Tourism and Sports Ministry achieve its annual revenue target of 2 trillion baht. In the meantime, next year’s target of 2.2 trillion baht would also remain unchanged.

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is set to unveil its economic roadmap next week in a bid to bolster the country’s flagging economy. 

BANGKOK, 30 May 2014, - The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is reviewing the previous government’s one tablet per child policy, while assigning the Ministry of Education to go over the debt collecting measures of the Student Loan. 

Friday, 30 May 2014 16:22

Gambling Den in Chachoengsao raided

CHACHOENGSAO, 30 May 2014,  - Chachoengsao Provincial military, administrative officers and police have raided a gambling den in the area, in accordance with an official instruction of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) that forbids any kind of gambling.

The combined force conducted a search of a residence in the Namuang Sub-district of the province’s Muang District after receiving a report of an illegal activity. The force found gambling equipment but the gamblers were able to escape.

According to an interrogation of a man suspected of having an involvement in the operation, the den belonged to an unknown local politician who rented the venue to open a restaurant as a front, while running an illegal operation behind the scenes. The officials confiscated gambling equipment while examining a CCTV camera installed in the establishment in their attempt to identify the owner of the gambling den.

The military urged the public to strictly uphold the NCPO’s instruction, stressing that the authority is serious about eradicating gambling, narcotics, and arms dealing.

The officials also admitted Chachoengsao Province has several gambling dens operating under the wing of local politicians and influential figures.

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 29 May 2014 - Nakhon Ratchasima Provincial Public Health Office is promoting the 2014 World No Tobacco Day.

The World Health Organization (WHO) sets May 31st of each year as World No Tobacco Day and the theme for this year is "Raise Taxes on Tobacco". As for Nakhon Ratchasima Provincial Public Health Office this year, it is focused on promoting public places, work places, public transportation and homes as non-smoking areas, which is helpful to those who intend to quit smoking. Despite several years of encouraging smokers to break the smoking habit, quitting is remains difficult, considering the rate of only 2-3% of habitual smokers who successfully quit smoking each year.

However, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, and the Acting on Smoking and Health Foundation, are encouraging the public to place no-smoking stickers in the no-smoking places determined by law and urging every organization to create a non-smoking environment at the workplace

BANGKOK, 30 May 2014, - The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has assigned various agencies to whip up their respective reconciliation roadmap while handing down policies to pave way for a general election. 

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