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Smoking ban at public beaches in Thailand aims to protect visitors' health

Source: Xinhua | Editor: yan

 

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BANGKOK, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's ban on cigarette smoking at all public beaches is not only meant to reduce waste but also protect visitors' health, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

 

Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Director General Jatuporn Burutphat confirmed that the smoking ban at the public beaches will certainly deter the littering of wasteful cigarette butts and keep beachgoers from inhaling cigarette smoke.

 

Besides, the department chief said, cigarette butts contain nicotine and arsenic, among other chemicals, contaminate the water and adversely affect aquatic animals in the sea.

 

Full story: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/28/c_137425970.htm

 

-- Xinhua 2018-2018-08-29

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26 minutes ago, webfact said:

the department chief said, cigarette butts contain nicotine and arsenic, among other chemicals, contaminate the water and adversely affect aquatic animals in the sea.

However, he forgot to add, all of the plastic, sewage, and other contaminants do nothing to damage the water or sea animals, which includes fish, shellfish, crustaceans, etc.

 

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I'm all for a smoke free world, starting at the beaches is great, but does he seriously think people will listen, like smokers at toilets, no smoking signs at petrol service station toilets, clearly visible and smoking away, can he extend it to the bush and stop all of these farmers back burning and using charcoal to cook with which is more harmful to the environment we live in, yeh I know, dream on......

 

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Improve the world and start with yourself!

That's the first thing I thought about this reading this and tell it special to the people in the north that you care about their health so much, They will laugh at you and know you're a big Joke!

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Thailand's ban on cigarette smoking at all public beaches is not only meant to reduce waste but also protect visitors' health, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

insults our intelligence; and points out yet another case of the wrong guy in the wrong job

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Funny to see how Thailand selectively and arbertiterarly decide who's health when and where the want to protect today, if you want to really protect the health of visitors why not the locals? why not only on the beaches? why cigarettes only while million other health hazard are everywhere and  are causing irreversible harm to one an and all...

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I will definitely get an officer every time someone smokes.

 

They stopped people from smoking and drinking on the public beach in my city back in Canada and it's the only fking beach in the whole world ive been to(that wasnt empty in a remote area) that was completely clean with no loud jersey shore type trashy people.

 

Keeping smokers away from any place ups the quality by 70% at least.  

 

Yes, smokers are trashy weak minded people, also they litter and smell bad.

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19 minutes ago, bearpolar said:

Yes, smokers are trashy weak minded people, also they litter and smell bad.

I do not smoke but I also try not to be judgemental.

You edited your post yet you still decided to keep that last line.

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Taken on its own, nobody can argue with a public smoking ban.

 

Lined up against myriad other causes of pollution, some of them planet threatening, it's an absolute farce.

 

Of course, vaping harms no one, but I suppose that's just too easy and sensible, and easily allowed.  No good at all for a bunch of do gooders intent on ruining simple pleasures.

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57 minutes ago, bearpolar said:

I will definitely get an officer every time someone smokes.

 

They stopped people from smoking and drinking on the public beach in my city back in Canada and it's the only fking beach in the whole world ive been to(that wasnt empty in a remote area) that was completely clean with no loud jersey shore type trashy people.

 

Keeping smokers away from any place ups the quality by 70% at least.  

 

Yes, smokers are trashy weak minded people, also they litter and smell bad.

 

There's something about this type of puritanism that makes me want to go out and buy a couple of packs, even though I have given up.  One can be toxic in other ways.

 

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” ― H.L.Mencken

 

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2 hours ago, utalkin2me said:

Any place made free of cigarette smoke and the world becomes a better place. 

Excellent, brilliant place to start, freeing the public from cigarette smoke in an outdoor environment.

 

Wouldn't want the pollutants from vehicle exhausts to get in the way of BS reports like this would we? Self contained oxygen breathing systems for pedestrians would be fully endorsed by me if they were in anyway serious about these claims.

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1 hour ago, bearpolar said:

I will definitely get an officer every time someone smokes.

 

They stopped people from smoking and drinking on the public beach in my city back in Canada and it's the only fking beach in the whole world ive been to(that wasnt empty in a remote area) that was completely clean with no loud jersey shore type trashy people.

 

Keeping smokers away from any place ups the quality by 70% at least.  

 

Yes, smokers are trashy weak minded people, also they litter and smell bad.

I am decimated, I never realised I was trash, weak minded and smell, l am off to find a balcony for my last ciggy...?

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And the smoke from the land clearance annually in north Thailand, would the General like to pass on his advice to those responsible for supposedly stopping that who don't seem to give a ****

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Smoking ban at public beaches in Thailand aims to protect visitors' health

Ok, fair enough. How about protecting them from getting skin cancer?

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1 hour ago, YetAnother said:

insults our intelligence; and points out yet another case of the wrong guy in the wrong job

What about the health of all visitors who frequent bars and restaurants and nightclubs I see no smoking ban there and the're all confined spaces unlike the beach!  ..............................bunch of muppets!

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I wish the muppets would put as much effort/ time into helping stop the carnage on the roads, as they do in trying to enforce a smoking ban on beaches.

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3 minutes ago, colinneil said:

I wish the muppets would put as much effort/ time into helping stop the carnage on the roads, as they do in trying to enforce a smoking ban on beaches.

I wish they would spend their time/effort on anifink and get a results..

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59 minutes ago, Darcula said:

 

The could've just handed out free condoms instead.

On the other hand, sex on a public beach is probably forbidden for "visitors", too... especially if they have a smoke afterwards.

 

The best approach might perhaps be to simply close down all public beaches to "visitors". Problem solved.

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1 minute ago, Misterwhisper said:
1 hour ago, Darcula said:

The could've just handed out free condoms instead.

On the other hand, sex on a public beach is probably forbidden for "visitors", too... especially if they have a smoke afterwards.

 

The best approach might perhaps be to simply close down all public beaches to "visitors". Problem solved.

I think the free condoms suggestion was probably to do with protecting visitors' health when 'smoking'.

 

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If you want to protect visitors health...

1- Teach silver Van & Bus drivers how to drive without yaba...Get the #1 most dangerous/most deaths roads in the world title removed

2- Inspect trucks & vehicles for emissions. Talk about smoke? Black Smoke billowing from most SeeLor Dangs

3- Stop Burning crops...not just talk about laws...Stop Burning...Burn & lose your land

 

When these things are done then worry about the tiny amount of smoke coming from cigarettes (No I do not smoke)

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1 hour ago, Darcula said:

 

The could've just handed out free condoms instead.

No need, there are usually plenty lying around at the high tide mark.

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I suppose the raw untreated sewage is pumped out 300 meters off the beach in order to test and strengthen the bathers immune systems?

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8 minutes ago, JAG said:

I suppose the raw untreated sewage is pumped out 300 meters off the beach in order to test and strengthen the bathers immune systems?

It's part of a scientific test to find out how much crap the public can absorb without repercussions. The results are passed onto the PMs speech-writers.

 

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