No smoking on Thai beaches
Initially set up on 24 beaches in Thailand, the smoking ban is gradually being extended to all beaches in the country. Smoking or dropping cigarette butts on one of the affected beaches (you will see there will be signs and dedicated smoking areas), you will make you be fined 100,000 baht and / or one year imprisonment. This ban is more due to the environmental scourge of butts buried in the sand by many smokers than to the possible nuisance to others.
Other smoking bans in Thailand
There are many public places and even some private ones where smoking is forbidden in Thailand. Bangkok metros (BTS, MRT and ARL), buses, trains, railways stations, on some ferries, in elevators, shopping centers, many restaurants ... and the law could still restrict public spaces where people can smoke. Before the end of the first quarter of 2019, there should be an exclusion zone within 5 meters around the entrances of all public buildings. Some hotels prohibit smoking throughout the establishment or precise areas. Everyhere smoking is forbidden, it is always indicated but not always in a very visible way.The fine to pay is also indicated. This is still often indicated 2,000 THB but these are old signs because the fine increased to THB 5,000. In Thailand, it is illegal to sell cigarettes to anyone under 20 years of age. The authorities are determined that no young person will start smoking anymore. Advertising for cigarette packages is also prohibited in all forms.