Smoking in Bangkok, 2019

If you are going to visit Bangkok and wondering about the rules about smoking in this city, this post is for you. In this blog post, I aim to share you where you can and cannot smoke, so you can do the right thing while you are in Bangkok.

According to the law, you are not allowed to smoke at places such as schools, hospitals, playgrounds, parks, gardens, temples, markets, car parks, bus stops, and so on. It also includes a five-meter radius from the entrances and exits of these places.

image source: http://www.smokefreezone.or.th/

Last two months, in early February, AOT (Airports of Thailand) announced that every area of AOT’s 6 international airports (Suvarnabhumi airport and Don Muang airport are included), both inside and outside the buildings, is designated as non-smoking areas.

You should be aware that people who smoke in the places above could be fined up to 5,000 baht.

However, there are specific smoking areas at government offices, state enterprises, and public companies. And, at many restaurants and bars, you are allowed to smoke at the outside tables.

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