Thailand bans smoking on 20 of the beaches

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Thailand is banning smoking on many of a beaches including tip hotspot Phuket. The pierce comes in response to Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) stating it had picked adult tens of thousands of cigarette butts from a country’s beaches – creation adult a third of all beach waste.

Anyone held smoking where it is taboo risks a year’s seizure or excellent of adult to 100,000 batt (£2,280). As a benefaction there will be smoking areas serve inland.

Jatuporn Buruspat, conduct of a DMCR pronounced that his group had collected adult to 138,000 cigarette butts on a 2.5km widen of Patong beach in Phuket. Officials are also looking into a emanate of tourists dropping cigarette butts from boats.

The anathema will be trialled in Nov and will impact 20 beaches including Patong, Koh Khai Nok, Koh Khai Nai (Phuket); Hua Hin, Cha-Am, Khao Takiab (western range of Prachuap Khiri Khan); Pattaya, Jomtien, Bangsaen (eastern range of Chonburi) and Samila (Songkhla city).

The anathema is approaching to be enforced on all Thai beaches, as good as on newcomer and traveller boats, to tackle a problem of butts deleterious a underwater environment.

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