The Phuket News
The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Thailand News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Last pint pulled in 7-Eleven

NATIONWIDE: CP All, which runs 7-Eleven stores in Thailand, announced yesterday (Oct 10) it is ending the sale of draught beer at its outlets in the face of opposition from prohibitionist networks.

crime, health,


Bangkok Post

Wednesday 11 October 2017, 08:45AM


CP All has officially decided not to combat activist pressure and announced the end of its very brief sales of draught beer at selected 7-Eleven outlets. Photo: via Google Images
CP All has officially decided not to combat activist pressure and announced the end of its very brief sales of draught beer at selected 7-Eleven outlets. Photo: via Google Images

The company said its executive board had decided to shut down the pilot project it launched at 18 stores early last month after taking into consideration concerns expressed by various agencies.

Anti-alcohol advocates and health authorities spoke against the controversial beer sales, saying it gave underage youths easier access to alcohol and encouraged alcohol consumption in general. Yesterday, a panel of experts under the Public Health Ministry insisted that selling draught beer on tap at convenience stores was illegal, in response to the 7-Eleven sales.

The panel disagreed with the Disease Control Department (DCD) which had earlier endorsed the project.

Asadang Ruyajin, deputy chief of the DCD, earlier said such sales did not contravene Section 30 (1) of the Alcohol Control Act, which prohibits the use of an automatic vending machine for the product.

The DCD argued that because the vending machines would be operated by store staff, the process was not considered “automatic”.

However, the panel appointed to consider the issue backed up its argument with a strict interpretation of “sell” and “dispense” for commercial purposes, as stated by the law, and the way the machine was used to serve these purposes.

The panel resolved it is illegal for convenience stores to use an automatic machine to dispense beer despite it being operated by cashiers, Bunyu Khophonpraseot, the committee’s spokesman, said yesterday.

It also found there were “clear logos and symbols of the product on the dispenser” which is outlawed under Section 32 of the law, Mr Bunyu added.

British International School, Phuket

These findings appear to contradict an earlier inspection of the convenience stores.

The controversy over draught beer sales at convenience stores caught the public interest and drew attention from anti-alcohol advocates after 7-Eleven introduced the beer dispensers at a number of its outlets on Yaowarat Rd, which is known as Bangkok’s Chinatown and the city’s top tourist attraction for street food.

Last week, Songkran Parkchokdee, director of ThaiHealth’s Stop Drink Network, said he was worried this way of selling beer would cause other grocery stores to follow suit.

Bundit Sornpaisarn, deputy manager of the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, spoke of the risk of customers ordering beer from a cashier and then stepping behind the wheel of their vehicle, especially given Thailand’s high road casualty rates.

Anti-alcohol advocates will forward their resolution to the Office of Alcohol Control Committee for further consideration, they said.

They are also preparing to suggest to the Public Health Ministry that it issue clearer regulations to control the use of vending machines after civic groups said they gave youngsters “easier access” to alcoholic drinks, Mr Bundit said.

Read original story here.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
Security:
    Forget password?

Jor12 | 11 October 2017 - 21:17:48

It's is commercial decision by 7 Eleven management not a ruling. Given that these stores are frequented by visitors and Thai's alike, it cannot be said to apply to Thai's only. If one believes that alcohol consumption is unimportant best think again. Alcohol and its effects kills more people than drownings. 

The Phuket News

malczx7r | 11 October 2017 - 19:03:48

Amazing, Thais cannot buy bottles or cans of beer then?

The Phuket News

Kurt | 11 October 2017 - 11:21:42

Very, very important ruling. However, it just effects the thai people only.
Tourists buy tins.

Always amusing how authorities legalize their existence by 'touching' non important issues.
Is that to deviate public attention from real serious matters, the authorities not willing to touch for whatever the reason is?

All thai authorities concerned should now only concern about beach life guards.
Not about plucking grass between street stones. We are use to that anyway.
Loosing lives at Phuket beaches never makes getting use to it.

The Phuket News
Matches 3 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Wheelchair-bound Phuket TV repair man makes second trip to honour late King

In this country disable people conveniently get ignored much of the time. Look at the mostly absence of wheel chair access to shopping centers and de...(Read More)


Navy experts beaten by Phuket rising tide

Oh My ... Are these navy professionals not reading the tide time tables in The Phuket News? Helloooo ? Beaten by the tide! You have to read it to b...(Read More)


Wheelchair-bound Phuket TV repair man makes second trip to honour late King

Any news on their progress? Most countries would have news teams, along the way, reporting on such an event. Even Thai media are not reporting it.... ...(Read More)


Patong nightclub shooter out on B300k bail, clubs ordered to attend ‘security tutorial’

Men are 49% of the population, yet commit the vast majority of these types of crimes. When are we going to address the issue of testosterone as a real...(Read More)


Navy experts beaten by Phuket rising tide

wow...no tide chart? and 2 weeks after being found to be ex-rayed by a portable machine? Good luck then to the Navy with running the 13 billion baht s...(Read More)


Patong nightclub operator sacked over shooting incident

How to solve all these problems with alcohol festered violence? Legalize marijuana....(Read More)


Chinese tourist drowns at Phuket beach

Wasn't the Chinese government going to ban travel to Phuket at one point not too long ago? It's like 2-3 a week now dying from completely avo...(Read More)


Navy experts beaten by Phuket rising tide

It says in the article:..while experts figure exactly what the"torpedo shaped"object is...This will probably lead to new objections here....(Read More)


Tourism visitors and revenue spike year-on-year

It's easy enough to check the immigration and landing figures. Don Mueang is not the only airport in Thailand. You must have flown over Don Mueang...(Read More)


Patong pub shooter surrenders to police

Seems some people have difficulty in comprehending. The law was only passed on Thursday 5 October 2017. It hasn't yet been published in the Gazet...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.