Thailand decides on new stringent laws. In the next month, smoking ban will be introduced on 20 popular beaches. Those who smoke risk a year’s imprisonment and thousands baht in fines. So watch out for the winter holiday.
About 35 million people visit Thailand every year. Tourists who, especially with their cigarette fimi, contribute to the crash. Fimps make up 30 percent of all debris. And a calculation at Patong Beach in Phuket showed that there were more than 100,000 fives of 2.5 kilometers.
Time to clean up
As a consequence of the downturn, the Thai authorities have decided to introduce smoke federations on 20 of the country’s beaches from November, Bangkok Post reports.
Tourists who do not comply with new law risk up to one year’s imprisonment and / or fines at nearly 100,000 baht.
“Smokers must throw their lighted cigarettes in trash baskets before entering the beach. There should be special smokers so it is not allowed to walk smokers along the beach”, -explains Marina Department Manager Jatuporn Buruspat.
Four provinces, Phuket, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chon Buri and Songkhla, have agreed to participate in the project.