Samui District Chief Sakchai Jor Phalit met with the island’s public health officials to map out strategies towards making Samui a no-smoking city.
The meeting, held at the Koh Samui Municipality, was also attended by other government officials and representatives from business and civicsectors.
The island’s public health department officer, Cherd Thongsook, said the move to keep Samui a no-smoking city was meant to protect the health not just of local residents and expats but also of tourists.
He said most tourists visiting the island are health conscious and they don’t want to inhale smoke wherever they go, particularly restaurants, entertainment places, bars, among other places.
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