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Smoking ban at 24 beaches in 15 coastal provinces takes effect on Feb 1

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Tourists in Patong beach, Phuket

Tourists in Patong beach in Phuket. Image: Neitram.

Starting February 1, Cha-am beach and 23 other popular tourist beaches in 15 coastal provinces will be declared no-cigarette zones and anyone caught smoking, littering cigarette butts or discard cigarette packets on these beaches will face one-year imprisonment and/or 100,000 baht in fine.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources’ ban against smoking on the beaches was announced in the Royal Gazette on last Nov 2 and will become effective on Feb 1.

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By Thai PBS

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