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AOT praised for smoking ban: figures reveal that inside smoking rooms was worse than even Chiang Mai!

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A tobacco awareness and research group has praised the Airports Authority of Thailand for banning smoking both inside and outside six airports in the kingdom. 

The ban came into effect on February 3rd at airports including Suvarnabhumi, Don Muang and Chiang Mai. 

AOT praised for smoking ban: figures reveal that inside smoking rooms was worse than even Chiang Mai! | News by Samui Times

Dr Ronachai Khonsakon of the Tobacco research and Knowledge Management Center wrote a letter to the AOT praising the moves. 

He revealed that levels of PM 2.5 particulate inside smoking rooms at Suvarabhumi in 2013 hit 773. 

That is off the danger scale and much higher than even Chiang Mai is experiencing during their ongoing smog crisis. 

The smoke would dissipate from the rooms and affect the areas where smoking was banned making it four times worse at Thai airports than studies from US airports had shown.

The blanket ban in place now is contributing to better air quality and better health for passengers at airports, said Dr Ronachai. 

Thai Visa / Manager

AOT praised for smoking ban: figures reveal that inside smoking rooms was worse than even Chiang Mai! | News by Samui Times
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