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B50bn economic loss from smoking

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Death and disease caused by smoking costs the country over 50 billion baht each year, according to the Tobacco Control Research and Knowledge Management Centre. 

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Kanitta Bundhamcharoen, of the International Health Policy Programme Thailand, said on Tuesday the statistics were clear - the economic loss as a result of premature death from smoking each year was around 40.5 billion baht - comprising medical expenses and lost productivity.

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