Bad news for smokers; smoking will not be allowed indoors at Thai airports anymore.
The AoT (Airports of Thailand) are scrapping the anachronistic smoking zones at all their airports, effective immediately.
Smokers won’t be able to smoke in the ‘Smoking Rooms’ at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Had Yai and Chiang Rai airports any longer.
New laws that came into effect last Sunday which would allow the rooms at airports to continue operating but Wing Commander Sutheewat Suwanwat, the AoT chief says that public health is more important.
The dismantling of the old smoking Rooms started yesterday. Smoking is now banned in a five metres radius around the entrances and exits of most public buildings.
But smokers, fear not, you will be likely to find a place to smoke at airports. Facilities are now being arranged outside terminals away from the public.
Offenders caught smoking in an airport will be fined B5,000.
SOURCE: The Thaiger