- 19.9% of the adult population (age 15+) smokes tobacco (men 39.0%; women 2.1%).1
- 3.2% of the adult population uses smokeless tobacco (men 1.1%; women 5.2%).2
Among youth (age 13-15):3
- 17.9% currently use tobacco products (boys 26.9%; girls 9.2%).
- 11.7% smoke cigarettes (boys 20.1%; girls 3.8%).
- 10.8% use tobacco products other than cigarettes (boys 15.3%; girls 6.5%).
Secondhand Smoke Exposure
- 30.5% of workers are exposed to secondhand smoke at the workplace, 46.9% of adults are exposed in restaurants, and 25.6% on public transportation.2
- 67.6% of youth (ages 13-15) are exposed to secondhand smoke in public places and 45.7% are exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes.3
- About 70,000 people die in Thailand each year from smoking-related diseases.4
- Nearly 19% of male deaths and 7% of female deaths are attributable to smoking.4
The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) dominates the tobacco market in Thailand. TTM is a state-owned enterprise and is the only domestic tobacco producer in Thailand. In 2015, TTM held 70% of the total cigarette market. Philip Morris International ranked second with a market share of 29%. In Thailand, nearly 50 billion cigarettes were sold in 2015.5
Thailand ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on November 8, 2004. The treaty went into effect on February 27, 2005.
Tobacco Control Policy Status
For a summary of smoke-free, advertising and promotion, packaging and labeling, and taxation and price measures, download the Thailand Tobacco Control Policy Status fact sheet. For more information visit the Tobacco Control Laws website.
Updated: September 2016