bangkok - The Thai authorities are smoking in the ban on twenty beaches. Anyone who smokes a cigarette from next month, according to the Bangkok Post, is raising a serious penalty or a cell punishment.
It is the authorities in mind that smokers also throw away their bulbs on the coast. For example, a day-to-day nature organization found nearly 140,000 cigarette remnants on a stretch of 2.5 kilometers of tourist Phuket.
The head of the public service that is about the coastline, the DMCR, does not expect tourists to stay away from the strict measures. 'People go to the beach to relax. They are happier if they are not disturbed by smokers, 'concluded DMCR chief Jatuporn Burutphat.
Anyone who mistakes can get a fine of up to 100,000 baht (over 2500 euros) or disappear until one year after the bars. Smokers, according to Jatuporn, are still allowed to smoke in special smoking areas. 'But there are no images of people who smoke as they walk over the beach,' he promised.