Smoking in Bangkok's markets is illegal

Smoking in Bangkok's markets is illegal

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has warned that those who smoke in markets will face a fine of up to Bt2,000, Deputy Governor Pussadee Tamtai said yesterday.

Smoking is prohibited at 338 markets in the capital. She said markets that failed to follow the anti-smoking laws were liable to a fine of up to Bt20,000.

She was speaking at the opening ceremony of a campaign for markets to be free of smoking.

The Thai Health Office had distributed pamphlets, stickers and banners to the markets through district offices in Bangkok.

However, a survey this year showed that only 20.32 per cent of respondents saw them. Meanwhile, 73.36 per cent witnessed smoking in the markets.

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