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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT   2018 , Volume 7 , Number 10; Page(s) 919 To 922.
 
Paper: 

Stakeholder’ s Assessment of the Awareness and Effectiveness of Smoke-free Law in Thailand

 
 
Author(s):  Kungskulniti Nipapun, Pitayarangsarit Siriwan*, Hamann Stephen L.
 
* Tobacco Control Research and Knowledge Management Center, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand/ International Health Policy Programme, Bangkok, Thailand
 
Abstract: 
Background: This study reports stakeholders’ ratings, and perceived gaps in World Health Organization’ s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 8 implementation in Thailand viewed against WHO’ s Guidelines for Article 8 and to inform action in preparing the 2017 Tobacco Product Control Act. Methods: Stakeholder ratings of Guideline provisions of Article 8 on a three-tiered scale of implementation from understanding to effectiveness and efficiency were used to identify gaps in enforcement and compliance important to success in meeting Article 8 goals. This stakeholder assessment occurred through a stakeholder meeting of 55 stakeholders in Bangkok, Thailand in June 2016. Results: The average of all assessment ratings by stakeholders on an ascending 0-3 scale had a mean score of 1. 67, which means the level of implementation for Article 8 in Thailand was rated less than effective for enforcement. The assessment shows that the public understanding of smoke-free principles is also poor at a mean of 1. 28, that there is incomplete effectiveness of smoke-free measures with a mean of 1. 75, and only a general effectiveness that smoke-free protections are adequately covering most places with a mean of 1. 98. More needs to be done to make all places compliant through enforcement efforts rated with a mean of only 1, and that more is necessary for protection from tobacco-smoke exposure in other public places and in private vehicles with mean ratings of 1. 71 and 1. 14. Conclusion: This stakeholder approach using a three-tiered rating scale found that the implementation of Article 8 in Thailand is still lacking. With this approach, stakeholders identified critical issues needing improvement and informed changes in the then-proposed Tobacco Product Control Act which later was adopted in 2017.
 
Keyword(s): WHO,FCTC,Article 8,Stakeholders,Thailand
 
 
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Kungskulniti, N., & Pitayarangsarit, S., & Hamann, S. (2018). Stakeholder’ s Assessment of the Awareness and Effectiveness of Smoke-free Law in Thailand. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, 7(10), 919-922. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=663714



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Kungskulniti Nipapun, Pitayarangsarit Siriwan, Hamann Stephen L.. Stakeholder’ s Assessment of the Awareness and Effectiveness of Smoke-free Law in Thailand. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT. 2018 [cited 2021May12];7(10):919-922. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=663714



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Kungskulniti, N., Pitayarangsarit, S., Hamann, S., 2018. Stakeholder’ s Assessment of the Awareness and Effectiveness of Smoke-free Law in Thailand. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, [online] 7(10), pp.919-922. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=663714.



 
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