Thai authorities continue to push ahead with their plan to rid smoking from 24 beaches across the kingdom.
By punishing offenders with hefty fines of up to 100,000 baht and or a year in prison, with penalties set to be enforced from February first of next year.
Before the February deadline comes into force however officials are busy carrying out campaigns to notify both the Thai public and tourists for the impending new law.
Soon text messages will be sent by all Thai service providers notifying every one of the new law after all service providers agreed to join the campaign run by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources.
It was reported that there will be three different entities able to arrest those who light up on the beaches being local authorities, tesakit and the tourist police.
Local authorities have reportedly already begun making preparations for the upcoming ban with tents for smokers being set up in various locations in Hua Hin and officials in Cha Am have been busy erecting signs along an 8 kilometre stretch of sand warning people of the new law.
The man responsible for the impending ban, Jatuporn Burutphat toured several beaches inspecting the measures put in place ahead of the ban.
Source : Dailynews
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