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Phuket Poll: How serious should the Patong Beach smoking ban be?

PHUKET: Officials from the Phuket office of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) last Wednesday (Nov 1) began their public-awareness campaign to inform tourists and local residents that from the beginning of February any persons caught smoking on Patong Beach may face a fine of up to B100,000 – or even up to one year in jail – under environmental protection law.

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The Phuket News

Monday 6 November 2017, 05:13PM


The heavy penalties for being caught smoking on Patong Beach have spurred a huge debate online. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot
The heavy penalties for being caught smoking on Patong Beach have spurred a huge debate online. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot

So far the ban is to be introduced at 24 beaches in the country, but in Phuket only at Patong Beach. Until further notice, the ban is not to apply to any other beaches on the island, with DMCR Director-General Jatuporn Buruspat assuring The Phuket News that fines will be levied after a 90-day “grace period”, starting from Nov 1. (See story here.)

The heavy penalties have started a storm of debate online, with some people voicing their full support for the move, while others say the penalties are far too heavy for such an offense.

To this, The Phuket News asks readers, “How serious should the beach smoking ban be?”

Responses available in the poll are:

  1. I fully support the ban and the penalties. The ban with these penalties should be enforced at all beaches.
  2. I support the ban, but the new heavy penalties are outrageous. Police have for years already had the option of fining people B2,000 for littering.
  3. It’s ridiculous. There should be no ban on smoking at beaches at all.

To vote in the poll, click here.

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The poll will run for two weeks, and close at midnight Sunday, Nov 19.

If your preferred response is not available, feel free to add it in the comments below.

To see the results of our previous poll, asking “Where should Phuket croc ‘Leypang’ go?”, click here.


If you have a suggestion for a poll, email execeditor@classactmedia.co.th with “Poll Suggestion” in the Subject line.

 

 

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Kurt | 06 November 2017 - 19:35:41

Were is the balance?
Thai boat drivers ( protected job, for thai only) drop anchors at coral reefs, let tourists 'pluck corals'.
Very serious crime! How much is the fine?  500 thb? 
And NEVER prison time!

Who are going to enforce the non smoking law at the thai beaches?
Will be very interesting to see a tourist arrested for smoking ( by who?), with all the illegal thai beach vendors...

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