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War on smokers: Smoking rooms at airports scrapped

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The Thai airports authority have decided to scrap smoking rooms at all their airports effective immediately. 

Smokers will no longer be able to have a puff in the special rooms set aside at Suvanabhumi, Don Muang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Had Yai and Mae Fa Luang (Chiang Rai) airports. 

War on smokers: Smoking rooms at airports scrapped | News by Samui Times

New laws that came in Sunday allowed for the rooms at airports to continue but Wing Commander Sutheewat Suwanwat the director at Bangkok’s main airport and Airports Authority of Thailand chief has said that public health is more important. 

All such rooms will be dismantled and this started yesterday, the first day of new exclusion zones. Smoking is now banned for five meters around most public building entrances and exits. 

However, Sanook said that smokers will still be able to find a place to smoke at airports. Facilities will be arranged outside terminals in a suitable location away from other people. 

Offenders who smoke in an airport will be fined 5,000 baht. 

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