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Last updated: December 19th 2019

Regulated Contents in Cigarettes

Regulatory Authority

Are contents and/or ingredients of cigarettes regulated?

No
Regulatory Authority:

Ministry of Public Health

Analysis

The Tobacco Products Control Act, Art. 37, requires that tobacco products for sale in Thailand comply with ingredients and emissions standards contained in regulations promulgated by the Ministry of Public Health. These regulations have not yet been issued. Consequently, the regulatory status code "No" is given.

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Are cigarette emissions regulated?

No
Regulatory Authority:

Ministry of Public Health

Analysis

The Tobacco Products Control Act, Art. 37, requires that tobacco products for sale in Thailand comply with ingredients and emissions standards contained in regulations promulgated by the Ministry of Public Health. These regulations have not yet been issued. Consequently, the regulatory status code "No" is given.

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Status of Regulated Ingredients in Cigarettes

Sugars and sweeteners

Allowed

Examples of sugars and sweeteners include: glucose, molasses, honey and sorbitol.

Analysis

The Tobacco Products Control Act, Art. 37, requires that tobacco products for sale in Thailand comply with ingredients and emissions standards contained in regulations promulgated by the Ministry of Public Health. However, these regulations have not yet been issued. Therefore, the use of sugars and sweeteners is currently allowed.

To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law or regulations should prohibit or restrict the use of ingredients used to increase palatability such as sugars and sweeteners in in cigarettes.

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Menthol, mint or spearmint (including analogues and derivatives)

Allowed
Analysis

The Tobacco Products Control Act, Art. 37, requires that tobacco products for sale in Thailand comply with ingredients and emissions standards contained in regulations promulgated by the Ministry of Public Health. However, these regulations have not yet been issued. Therefore, the use of menthol, mint, and spearmint is currently allowed.

To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law or regulations should prohibit or restrict the use of ingredients used to increase palatability such as menthol, mint, or spearmint in cigarettes.

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Spices and herbs (excluding mint)

Allowed

Examples include: cinnamon and ginger.

Analysis

The Tobacco Products Control Act, Art. 37, requires that tobacco products for sale in Thailand comply with ingredients and emissions standards contained in regulations promulgated by the Ministry of Public Health. However, these regulations have not yet been issued. Therefore, the use of spices and herbs is currently allowed.

To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law or regulations should prohibit or restrict the use of ingredients used to increase palatability such as spices and herbs (excluding mint) in cigarettes.

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Other flavorings (not covered above)

Allowed

Includes fruit flavorings. Examples of flavoring substances include benzaldehyde, maltol and vanillin.

Analysis

The Tobacco Products Control Act, Art. 37, requires that tobacco products for sale in Thailand comply with ingredients and emissions standards contained in regulations promulgated by the Ministry of Public Health. However, these regulations have not yet been issued. Therefore, the use of other flavorings (not covered above) is currently allowed.

To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law or regulations should prohibit or restrict the use of ingredients used to increase palatability such as flavorings in cigarettes.

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Ingredients that facilitate nicotine uptake

Allowed

Examples include: ammonia.

Analysis

The Tobacco Products Control Act, Art. 37, requires that tobacco products for sale in Thailand comply with ingredients and emissions standards contained in regulations promulgated by the Ministry of Public Health. However, these regulations have not yet been issued. Therefore, the use of ingredients that facilitate nicotine uptake is currently allowed.

To further FCTC Arts. 5.2 and 9, the law or regulations should regulate ingredients that facilitate nicotine uptake, such as ammonia.

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Ingredients which may create an impression of health benefits

Allowed

Examples include: vitamins, such as vitamin C and vitamin E, fruit and vegetables (and products resulting from their processing such as fruit juices), amino acids, such as cysteine and tryptophan, and essential fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6.

Analysis

The Tobacco Products Control Act, Art. 37, requires that tobacco products for sale in Thailand comply with ingredients and emissions standards contained in regulations promulgated by the Ministry of Public Health. However, these regulations have not yet been issued. Therefore, the use of ingredients that may create an impression of health benefits is currently allowed.

To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law or regulations should prohibit the use of ingredients in cigarettes that may create an impression of health benefits.

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Ingredients associated with energy and vitality

Allowed

Examples include: caffeine, guarana, taurine and glucuronolactone.

Analysis

The Tobacco Products Control Act, Art. 37, requires that tobacco products for sale in Thailand comply with ingredients and emissions standards contained in regulations promulgated by the Ministry of Public Health. However, these regulations have not yet been issued. Therefore, the use of ingredients associated with energy and vitality is currently allowed.

To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law or regulations should prohibit the use of ingredients in cigarettes that are associated with energy and vitality.

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