Bangkok Post- Thailand April 27, 2006
Bungon Ritthiphakdee, the Association's of Southeast Nations' tobacco consumption control coordinator and recipient of the Luther Terry Award has proposed a ban on smoking at nightspots in Thailand. Ms Bungon believes that this ban would bring a wide range of benefits to the Thai society. Ms Bungon has campaigned for the control of tobacco use by pushing for the enactment of laws regulating cigarette advertisements and the introduction of gruesome pictures showing the effects of smoking on cigarette packets. The first Thai receive the Luther Terry Award was Dr. Prakit Vateesatokit in 2000, the Bangkok senator-elect and secretary-general of the Action on Smoking and Health Foundation.