Local authorities are hailing the recent enforcement of the three month old smoking ban on Dongtan Beach and all relevant campaigning to inform both tourist and locals as a resounding success, officials will now being campaigning on other Pattaya beaches.
The director of the Chonburi Marine and Costal Resource Management Office, Thanet Munnoi accompanied a group of Pattaya police officers to the Jomtien Beach on February 1, which was the first day the ban was to be enforced following a three month long grace period after it came into effect.
He noted that both locals and foreigners were complying with the ban and understood the reasons for its implementation.
Currently the penalty for anyone caught smoking in undesignated areas is a fine of up to 100,000 baht and or 1 year in jail.
With officials declaring the Dongtan Beach anti-smoking campaign successful Thanet said officials would now begin campaigning on Pattaya, Jomtien and Naklua beaches as soon as possible.
Thanet did note however additional personnel may be required to enforce the bans once they come into effect on other beaches here in Pattaya.
Source : Pattaya Mail
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