Smoking on the beach banned

October 12, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK , 12 October 2017: Hua Hin’s municipal “beach police” will target smokers in a move to clean up the resort’s beaches as a new rule banning smoking at 20 beaches, nationwide, comes into effect 1 November.

Thailand’s Thai language daily, Thai Rath, broke the story saying Hua Hin’s city authorities would introduce a THB2,000 fine on beach goers who throw their cigarette butts on the seashore.

A representative of the Hua Hin authority said a 2,000 baht fine would be reasonable for smokers caught puffing on beaches, next month. The law stipulates the fine should not exceed THB100,000. Read more

Cambodia gets tough on smoking

July 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Cambodia, News

PHNOM PENH, 28 July 2016: Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism and relevant authorities will implement a smoke-free policy in the tourism sector to give the industry a cleaner and healthier image while promoting public health.

The tourism ministry will cooperate with the Ministry of Health, local authorities and partner organisations to introduce the campaign following a national workshop on the implementation a smoke-free policy in tourism, held last week.

Agence Kampuchea Presse said the smoke-free policy in tourism would improve the welfare of visitors and residents. Read more

Cambodia tough on smokers

May 30, 2016 by  
Filed under Cambodia, News

PHNOM PENH, 30 May 2016: Cambodia will ramp up effort to end smoking in public places by imposing fines on both individuals and businesses, effective this September.

Phnom Penh Post reported that the Ministry of Health will run a campaign to explain  recent legislation that bans smoking in public places. Once the campaign ends the law will be strictly enforced against smokers and establishments, mainly restaurants and hotels.  Fines will be imposed from 16 September.

Under the sub-decree, approved in March, establishments will face a USD12.50 fine if they fail to put up no smoking signs, or they provide ashtrays for customers. Smokers will be fined USD5. Read more

Hanoi steps up smoke free zone

March 6, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HANOI, 6 March 2015: Hanoi has unveiled a plan to develop ‘no-smoking’ tourism zones in an attempt to build a friendly and healthy image for both domestic and international visitors.

Local media reported the plan will establish samples, such as “no-smoking tourist sites”, “no-smoking restaurants and hotels” and “no-smoking offices”, particularly in popular public spots, such as the Old Quarter, shopping malls and the Hoan Kiem Lake.

Besides posters and leaflets, the city will tap media and radio stations to spread the message on the harmful effects of smoking.

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