The Public Health Department continues to educate Pattaya residents and tourists about expanded no-smoking zones in public areas.

Wilaiwan Phulunglua, head of the Narcotics Prevention and Rehabilitation Office, led health workers to Bali Hai Pier Feb. 15 to pass out pamphlets about amendments to the 2017 Tobacco Control Act and a 2018 Public Health Ministry directive extending no-smoking zones in and around government agencies and state enterprises to five meters.

Violators can be fined up to 5,000 baht, although they would receive a warning first.

They also put up additional no-smoking signs and told smokers that the city offers free quit-smoking assistance.

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