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Last updated: December 19th 2019

Duties / Penalties

Duty Imposed Upon Business Owners / Employers / Supervisors
Duty Imposed
Sanction(s)
 

Post signs

Yes
Fine
Analysis

The Tobacco Products Control Act of 2017 requires operators of smoke free areas or places to clearly mark those places/areas as smoke free zones. An operator who violates this provision is subject to a fine of not more than 50,000 baht.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it provides for a fine for failure to post signs. To more fully align, the drafters of the law should consider imposing increased fines for repeat violations and additional or alternative penalties such as license suspension or revocation.

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Remove ashtrays

Yes
Fine
Analysis

The Tobacco Products Control Act of 2017 requires operators of smoke free areas or places to ensure that those places/areas are "free from equipment or conveniences for smokers," which includes ashtrays. An operator who violates this provision is subject to a fine of not more than 50,000 baht.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it provides for a fine for failure to remove ashtrays. To more fully align, the drafters of the law should consider imposing increased fines for repeat violations and additional or alternative penalties such as license suspension or revocation.

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Steps to require a person to stop smoking (e.g., warn, discontinue service, call authorities)

Yes
Fine
Analysis

The Tobacco Products Control Act of 2017 requires operators of smoke free places or areas "to monitor, ensure compliance, or take other necessary action to prevent smoking in those smoke-free zones." An operator who violates this provision is subject to a fine of not more than 3,000 baht.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it provides for a fine for failure to take steps to require a person to stop smoking. To more fully align, the drafters of the law should consider imposing increased fines for repeat violations and additional or alternative penalties such as license suspension or revocation.

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Duty Imposed Upon Smokers
Duty Imposed
Sanction(s)
 

Not to smoke where prohibited

Yes
Fine
Analysis

A person who smokes in a non-smoking place or area is subject to a fine of not more than 5,000 baht.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it provides for a fine for smoking where prohibited.

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