Officials here in Pattaya are now turning their attention to an anti-smoking campaign for Pattaya Beach after the success of a similar campaign which outlawed smoking on Dongtan Beach.
Kick starting the campaign officials will be holding a parade on Beach Road this afternoon (February 23.)
A meeting was held on February 13 led by Pattaya’s deputy city manager Sretapol Boonsawat and Thanet Manoi the director of the Marine and Coastal Resources Management Office where they outlined plans to those in attendance which included public health workers and tourist police representatives for public relations exercises to get both tourists and locals to stop smoking on Pattaya Beach.
The Ban has been actively enforced since February 1 after a three month amnesty since the ban was put in place by the Department of Coastal Resource Management but efforts thus far have concentrated on Jomtien.
With Pattaya officials giving themselves a pat on the back for the implementation of the ban in Jomtien they are now turning their attention to Pattaya and Naklua beaches in an effort to inform both locals and tourists and beach vendors of the ban and the consequences for anyone caught breaking the law.
The anti-smoking parade is set to take place this afternoon from 3:30pm until 5:00pm along Beach Road and will also include a beach clean-up.
During their PR campaign at Dongtan Beach the government carried out a series of weekly events aimed at educating people about the ban and the dangers of smoking and carried out events such as yoga sessions and aerobics.
Officials are asking beach vendors to aid with the smoking ban by also informing their customers of its existence and pointing them towards the nearest designated smoking area.
Source: Pattaya Mail
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