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War on smokers: Smoking rooms at airports scrapped

 

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The Thai airports authority have decided to scrap smoking rooms at all their airports effective immediately. 

 

Smokers will no longer be able to have a puff in the special rooms set aside at Suvanabhumi, Don Muang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Had Yai and Mae Fa Luang (Chiang Rai) airports. 

 

New laws that came in Sunday allowed for the rooms at airports to continue but Wing Commander Sutheewat Suwanwat the director at Bangkok's main airport and Airports Authority of Thailand chief has said that public health is more important. 

 

All such rooms will be dismantled and this started yesterday, the first day of new exclusion zones. Smoking is now banned for five meters around most public building entrances and exits. 

 

However, Sanook said that smokers will still be able to find a place to smoke at airports. Facilities will be arranged outside terminals in a suitable location away from other people. 

 

Offenders who smoke in an airport will be fined 5,000 baht. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 

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Hmm don't recall a single smoking room at CNX at least since few years, when there was a renovation upstairs - always puffed outside the terminal building.

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I think, they will lower the Airport Fees and the tickets will get cheaper, when this service is discontinued. Mostly this smoking rooms were financed by some cigarette companies. So it is a problem of educating the customers -mostly adults- in AOT's own sense.

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The war is on all airborne pollutants.  Smoking is hazardous to everyone breathing smoke polluted air.  Do everyone a favor...

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Those smoking rooms were a total disgrace for any human being anyway...everything was filthy, broken or missing.....it never gave me a warm welcome feeling when arriving on swampy...and at don muang the ground staff took all the seats for smokers.

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1 minute ago, Greyhat said:

NOOOOOO... this was the best thing about landing in Suvarnabhumi

I usually use the lavatory and exit the premises as fast as humanly possible 😄 Can't recall a cigarette booth in swampy domestic side at all for ages x)

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Anyone told them the Chinese still like to smoke ... see a slight 180 degree adjustment of strategy coming up here soon.

 

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48 minutes ago, saigonsunset said:

Anyone told them the Chinese still like to smoke ... see a slight 180 degree adjustment of strategy coming up here soon.

The Chinese are used to being subservient, just leaves some of the pesky "expats" to continue to moan 😜

Chinese airports have clamped down on smoking in recent years also, government have a better stream of income now, don't need the taxes from the smokers 👍

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In the light of the smog situation in Bangkok this is just ridiculous! Hopefully Sakura Lounge will still have it's smoking room.

 

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3 hours ago, Aachen said:

I think, they will lower the Airport Fees and the tickets will get cheaper, when this service is discontinued. Mostly this smoking rooms were financed by some cigarette companies. So it is a problem of educating the customers -mostly adults- in AOT's own sense.

How did you come up with this nonsense?

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That good news hope it sticks. Not sure what country I passed throw recently and the smokers room was full and had the door wide open.

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'Smokers will no longer be able to have a puff in the special rooms set aside at Suvanabhumi, Don Muang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Had Yai and Mae Fa Luang (Chiang Rai) airports.' 

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Great reporting, probably only people from the UK will understand the funny side.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Puchaiyank said:

The war is on all airborne pollutants.  Smoking is hazardous to everyone breathing smoke polluted air.  Do everyone a favor...

Do you have any scientific evidence to back this up or

do you just repeat what they say on TV ???

 

PS:

100 Lung Doctors in Germany just wrote an open letter to the Government saying that there is not a single piece of

evidence that fine dust particles in the air cause any health problems ... but that's just the people who know - or do they not ?

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I gave up on travelling back to Europe to see family/friends when UK airports decided that smoking rooms were abolished - no smoking at all within the airports.

 

I 'wasn't happy' when they abolished smoking within airplanes, but lived with it as I needed my holidays - and could see how the air for non-smokers might be polluted by the air from smokers.

 

Sad to see that Thailand is following the same (stupid and pointless) path when it comes to smoking rooms at airports :sad:.

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