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Beach smoking ban falls on deaf ears as Jomtien left in a complete mess

 

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Picture: Sophon Cable

 

Sophon Cable TV reported that locals and tourists alike were shaking their heads muttering "Amazing Thailand" after the much trumpeted smoking ban at Jomtien Beach failed to have any effect.

 

The beach was left in a total mess after the Jetski World Cup 2017 with cigarette butts, cigarette packets and a host of other litter strewn all over the 500 meters of sand.

 

It had earlier been designated one of the 24 in Thailand to be smoke free. And a lot of money has been spent on providing places for smokers to puff away.

 

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Picture: Sophon Cable

 

High profile officials said they had trained the local operators to help and conducted campaigns to end the misuse of the beach.

 

But now 100 staff were needed to clear up all the trash and cigarette ends.

 

Sophon went to the beach to investigate but found only frustrated visitors wondering when tourists would stop trashing the national assets.

 

And wondering if the threat of jail time and heavy fines would have any effect in the future.

 

February 1st is D-Day when people could be jailed or fined 100,000 baht for smoking on the beach in Thailand.

 

Source: Sophon Cable

 
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2 hours ago, webfact said:

And a lot of money has been spent on providing places for smokers to puff away.

The money has only change pocket.

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Walked the dogs on the beach in Rayong on Tuesday after the holiday on Monday, the sea and shoreline was full of plastic bottles ........

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First of all, I noticed no signs telling people not to smoke. And yes, people were smoking. Big shock.

 

How are tourists supposed to know without signs.

 

Second, the designated smoking areas are still on the beach. I could smell those nasty cigarettes from the beach. So what’s the point? 

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3 hours ago, toenail said:

Definitely the "power drink" bottles are left by Thais. Tourists tend to drink beer or soda.

2nd photo with the plastic bag containing an empty pot of Mama, more likely than not from locals too.

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3 hours ago, toenail said:

Definitely the "power drink" bottles are left by Thais. Tourists tend to drink beer or soda.

....and 2 more or less constructed pics covering Maximum 1m each from a Beach stretching several km doesnt give a Clear Picture of the reality - does it...??.....

 

It describes more a table that has been tipped rather  than a Complete Beach full of garbage ....

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