Thai fish now available with 78 types of plastic inside

Our plastic addiction may be killing more than marine life as researchers revealed this week how it has entered the human food supply.  Read: Planet Plastic: Thai citizens suffer from plastic addiction and poor waste management (Video) Following a report that fish from a southern national marine park were filled with plastic waste contamination, public ...

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Asia’s first generic cigarette packs hit shelves in Thailand

Asia’s first generic cigarette packs hit shelves in Thailand

Plain cigarette packaging hit stores nationwide yesterday, as Thailand became the first Asian nation to introduce what activists say is an effective way to reduce the appeal of...

Sweet Talk: Thailand to pay more for sugary drinks

Sweet Talk: Thailand to pay more for sugary drinks

Having a sweet tooth will become more expensive starting next month when the sugar tax goes up. Beverage companies can expect to pay another THB2 for each liter of sucrose-infused...

Grow weed at home? Thailand’s cabinet to discuss it

Grow weed at home? Thailand’s cabinet to discuss it

A proposal to allow people to grow six marijuana plants at home for medical use is on its way to Thailand’s cabinet. Two amendments to narcotics laws will be submitted to the...

Thai celeb’s pants eaten by MBK Center escalator (Photos)

Thai celeb’s pants eaten by MBK Center escalator (Photos)

Another cautionary tale of poorly maintained escalators comes by way of a Thai actress who experienced their dangers up close and personal, prompting an apology today from a...

Major Thai department and convenience stores to drop plastic bags: gov’t

Major Thai department and convenience stores to drop plastic bags: gov’t

Forty-three of Thailand’s biggest department and convenience stores will stop using plastic bags starting Jan. 1, according to the Thai government. It may have taken...

Half a sack of MSG in somtam totally normal, viral vendor says (Video)

Half a sack of MSG in somtam totally normal, viral vendor says (Video)

A food vendor in Thailand’s northeast says there’s nothing unusual about cooking with half a sack of MSG in after a video of her pouring, pouring, pouring the stuff into a...

Dual-pricing for foreigners now legal at Thai public hospitals

Dual-pricing for foreigners now legal at Thai public hospitals

Dual-pricing isn’t just for national parks, museums and amusement parks anymore. Thai public hospitals can now legally charge foreign nationals higher rates for services under...

All cigarettes in Thailand to be sold in identical, dull packaging

All cigarettes in Thailand to be sold in identical, dull packaging

Starting next month, colorful cigarette packaging will be replaced by logo-free, drab brown boxes as Thailand becomes the first country in Southeast Asia to implement standardized...

Smoking at home becomes domestic violence Tuesday in Thailand

Smoking at home becomes domestic violence Tuesday in Thailand

Light up at home and go to jail? Not quite. But starting tomorrow, legal action can be taken by those affected by a smoker at their residence, according to a law adopted earlier...


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