Dr. Siriwat said that the move is also part of the Thai government's efforts to reduce alcohol-related problems, including over 60 related-illnesses ranging from cancer, liver cirrhosis and diabetes, reported Thai news agency on Wednesday.
It will also reduce social, family and debt problems.
Official statistics showed that about 48 per cent of road accidents in Thailand from 1995-2009 were caused by drunk-driving with some 13,000 deaths and more than 100,000 injuries.
While, about 45 per cent of wounded patients at local hospitals and about 35 per cent of arrested sexual abusers were related to alcohol consumption as well.
The official figures also indicated that violence in families with habitual drinkers was also found at least four times higher than those of non-alcohol consumption; while some 100,420 cases of divorce in Thailand in 2007, a three-fold rise in 20 years, were also related to alcohol consumption.