What has been announced quite some time ago now became reality, smoking will be banned on all Thai beaches starting Feb 1. 2018. If you still smoke and get caught this might land you in jail for up to one year or cost you 100,000 THB!
As it might come as a surprise for many that this ban has been implemented that fast there’s a good reason behind it as not too long ago 60,000 cigarettes have been found on a 2.5 km stretch on Phuket’s famous Patong beach. If you can’t stop your urge to smoke, most beaches will set up designated smoking areas as we know them from other public places of interest.
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