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1. Posted by Kimmy22 (Budding Member 41 posts) 5y

Hi all,

bit of a random question i know... but i am wondering about smoking in Thailand (just normal fags nothing funny!!)
i have tried to find out whether you are allowed to smoke, and i think i have discovered that you cant smoke whilst walking along the streets. i really dont want to get into any trouble for smoking so if someone could help that would be great!!
Also, does anyone know how easy it is to buy fags there?

Many thanks

Kim
x

2. Posted by lubinarora (Budding Member 44 posts) 5y

Hi,

you can smoke anywhere you want to in Thailand.. and you have 7x11 stores in every street in Thailand where u can buy them... L&M and Marlboro are the most common ones available...

3. Posted by Kimmy22 (Budding Member 41 posts) 5y

Thanks so much. sounds like a silly thing to be worried about i know!
Are they expensive do you know?
Also do you know if those shops are also on the Islands? or just on mainland?

thanks

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1589 posts) 5y

Quoting Kimmy22

Thanks so much. sounds like a silly thing to be worried about i know!
Are they expensive do you know?
Also do you know if those shops are also on the Islands? or just on mainland?

thanks

There are some places where you can not smoke but in general you shouldn't have a problem.

Cheap bars I go to always have ashtrays which I use for peanut shells..

Some hotels have no smoking rooms.

I don't smoke but I think L&M is under 60 baht. There are some cheaper brands too. Lots of Seven Eleven type stores available.

They do hide the cigarettes behind a door or panel. Thailand is trying to keep kids from getting that habit.

5. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 5y

Indoors, smoking is restricted.

If you walk the streets, fag in hand, make sure you toss the butt into a proper trash receptacle. The cops are getting rich hitting up tourists for littering fines, 2,000 baht a pop!

[ Edit: Edited on 03-Mar-2011, at 22:21 by Curt1591 ]

6. Posted by Kimmy22 (Budding Member 41 posts) 5y

thanks everyone for your responses. Really didnt want myself to get into any trouble or get a fine! haha.
Restrictive smoking inside is just like england anyway so thats all good. i'll be careful!!

7. Posted by kk Sharma (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

I think there is not such issue in Thailand. You can smoke any where. Yes, there is some places where smoking is prohibited. I been to Thailand and found not such issue there. You don't need to worry at all.

8. Posted by lubinarora (Budding Member 44 posts) 5y

yea.. everyone was smoking everywhere in thailand... i even saw people throwing ciggs butts on the road and no one saying anything...

not sure abt the L&M prices.. Marlboro packs cost 78 baht... and they are available everywhere - mainland and inlands...

9. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 5y

I live in Thailand and most restaurants, other than real dives, restrict smoking. Most hotels, unless real dives, restrict smoking. Smoking restrictions are law.

OUTSIDE most areas are OK.

10. Posted by Kimmy22 (Budding Member 41 posts) 5y

thanks again everyone for your responses.
It sounds a lot like England not being allowed to smoke indoors etc, which is absolutely fine.

thanks again!! x