Smoking ban on Thai beaches

Запрет на курение на пляжах Таиланда

On February 1, 2018, the law prohibiting smoking on beaches on 24 beaches in 15 provinces of Thailand came into full force.Now smoking is allowed only in specially equipped areas. The fine for smoking outside this area is $3,000 or 1 year in prison.We remind you that smoking is prohibited at the following popular resorts:
Phuket Island, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Koh Samui and others.
Please find a smoking area before you smoke. It is marked with a Smoking Zone sign.

In the test mode, the ban began on November 1, 2017. The reason for the restrictions was a study conducted on the Patong beach of Phuket Island. 138,000 cigarette butts were found on a 2-kilometer stretch of beach.But this is the territory of the national park.

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