Monday, August 1, 2016

Thailand - Thai Health Poll reveals that almost no Thai smokes or drinks and most people exercise all the time

Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) recently reported that the number of smokers and drinkers in Thailand declined over the last five years.

ThaiHealth Chairman Admiral Narong Pipattanasai said that his organization’s research showed that the number of smokers declined by four percent.

This latest study, which tracked the habits of over 19,000 people in 21 provinces, showed that 16 percent of those answering were smokers. The previous survey, from 2009, showed that 20 percent those answering might be doing so while smoking a butt.

The chairman also reported that booze consumption decreased from 7 to 3 percent in the same period, according to the National News Bureau.

He said that, for both studies, 80 percent of those answering said they exercise regularly. Doesn’t that make you feel guilty?

This survey also supposedly found that 26 percent of those answering ate 400 grams of fruit and veggies every day. However, the chairman admitted that more people were suffering from obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

We’re not sure where all these enthusiastic exercisers and teetotalers are hanging out, but we certainly haven’t seen them in our travels.

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