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7 minutes ago, a977 said:

Get a life, their playing catch up with the rest of the world, where smoking has been banned in public for MANY years

Name one country.

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1 minute ago, Phil McCaverty said:

Name one country.

Australia, Great Britain, should I keep going 

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2 minutes ago, a977 said:

Australia, Great Britain, should I keep going 

Australia? No

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2 minutes ago, Olmate said:

Australia? No

Look up "countries where smoking is banned in public places" on Google, it starts with Albania and goes through to Zambia.     Bhutan was the first country in 2010

Have a pleasant surprise it's a big world out there beyond your 4 walls

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5 minutes ago, a977 said:

Look up "countries where smoking is banned in public places" on Google, it starts with Albania and goes through to Zambia.     Bhutan was the first country in 2010

Have a pleasant surprise it's a big world out there beyond your 4 walls

Don,t need to google my home country laws thanks

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Declaring a total ban would be better then everyone would know what they had to do. Hard on smokers. I know, but at least it is better than having to wonder if some secluded spot is a 'public place' or not.

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15 minutes ago, TKDfella said:

Declaring a total ban would be better then everyone would know what they had to do. Hard on smokers. I know, but at least it is better than having to wonder if some secluded spot is a 'public place' or not.

Hard on Thai tobacco too.

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24 minutes ago, TKDfella said:

Declaring a total ban would be better then everyone would know what they had to do. Hard on smokers. I know, but at least it is better than having to wonder if some secluded spot is a 'public place' or not.

I don't worry. The OP is nonsense. No such law in Thailand. Smoking inside public places has been banned for a number of years but you'd be hard pressed to find a bar that enforces it.

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15 hours ago, Parsve said:

And in the same time researchers in Europe try to find out if nicotin have any positive effect on Corona as they have found out that there is less smokers than non-smokers that have been infected.

That's true. With information emerging from different countries, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health no longer consider smoking a distinct risk factor for severe COVID-19 progression. Smoking was removed from list of risk factors in April of 2020. Statistics from Norway also indicate that smokers are less vulnerable to COVID-19 progression than the general population. Similar findings have been made in the UK, and in other countries as well, as far as I understand. But one should keep in mind that diseases related to smoking might still be considered risk factors. 

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On 6/1/2020 at 10:06 AM, Phil McCaverty said:

Not to my knowledge. Complete BS reporting. If its already banned outside, why the need to ban smoking on beaches?

Why would he think there is total ban yet 7 still sells them? 

 

23 hours ago, JonnyF said:

Wow. Thailand is becoming unrecognizable to the fun, laid back place I first visited in 98.

 

What a shame it's heading towards becoming a police state.

 

I say this as a non smoker. 

Heading towards? It began when P took over. It's just becoming more so as time passes. 

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21 hours ago, smedly said:

dumb is when the obvious is explained and you still don't get it

 

Thais cannot afford these fines - simple

For you it might be simple but you have a distorted view. First of all the fine is 5000 maximum. I don't know the Thai people in your surrounding but there are loads of Thais who have more money than the average expat. Yes, there is racism in every country but I have to laugh at people who think every policy in this country is made for a couple of expats. Specially those who have no importance to this country what so ever.

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22 hours ago, Eindhoven said:

 

Yes.

Smokers should not inconvenience non-smokers. On the street nor anywhere else.

If the idiots want to deliberately put poisonous smoke in their lungs, let them do it far away from those who don't.

So yes, it is reasonable. It also stops them being punched in the face or thrown off a baht bus when they refuse to put their cigarette out or get off the bus....

Yes, there were idiots who thought it was their right to be able to smoke on the songthaew.

As you know from the COVID-19 occurrence, people cannot be relied upon to do the right thing.

This way, there is no argument. Bravo! Excellent!

 

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What really bothers me even more, is why most smokers think they have the right to toss their cigarette butts wherever they want. It is trash. Put it somewhere other that anywhere you happen to be standing. Show some regard please. 

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2 hours ago, Phil McCaverty said:

I don't worry. The OP is nonsense. No such law in Thailand. Smoking inside public places has been banned for a number of years but you'd be hard pressed to find a bar that enforces it.

Do you want to exaggerate just a little more?   Nearly every bar enforces it.  Sure there are a few rogues but in general the smoking ban is very well adhered to.

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10 minutes ago, josephbloggs said:

Do you want to exaggerate just a little more?   Nearly every bar enforces it.  Sure there are a few rogues but in general the smoking ban is very well adhered to.

In Bangkok certainly, smokers are considerate.

In Pattaya not that evident, landlords also not that firm. 

Of course personal experience, others may have a different encounter.

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