BANGKOK, 29 April 2013 The Education Ministry has joined hands with the Thai Health Promotion Foundation in launching a campaign against alcohol consumption in schools, while expressing concerns over the rising number of new drinkers each year.
The Education Ministry has ordered all schools nationwide to promptly monitor alcohol drinking on campuses, saying the campaign has not been very successful as the number of new drinkers rises every year. Thailand sees approximately 250,000 new drinkers each year, most whom are youngsters. Therefore, the ministry will, from now on, strictly enforce ban on alcohol among the youngsters.
The ministry has also urged all schools to be on the lookout for other vice including cigarettes, gambling, and drugs, as well as violence.