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Can anyone tell me if you can smoke in outside eateries/Bars or by the pool. We are staying at

the Sheraton Grande Sukhumit in Feb 09. I have read

that you cant smoke in public areas but does that

include outside!! I know Im a naughty girl but I

do enjoy a cigarett with my Gin & Tonic

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As I understand it smoking is banned in airconditioned environments. I smoke outside in Thailand and have never been admonished. Just don't drop butts on the ground. I carry a little portable ashtray with a lid.

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Smoking outdoors only.

And yes watch where you drop those cigerette butts, its a B2000 fine, negotiable of course.

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I would double check with your hotel about outside areas.

The Marriott Resort and Spa no longer allow smoking in any of their public areas including grounds/around the pool. You can only smoke in the confines of your hotel room.



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4. Re: Smoking

Lots of hotels now ban smoking in the pool area but usualy have another area set aside outside for smokers.

The official wording is only for "air conditioned" areas but many have chosen to extend it.

Definately get yourself a portable ashtray £1.20 from tescos for a real basic disposal tube.


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Thank you all very much for your info.I will pick up

one of those ashtrays the next time Im in Tesco.

However what a palava!!! My husband is a non smoker

and thankfully has no problem with me or anyone else

that smokes. I think the whole non smoking thing is

ludicrous. What about smokers human rights!!! ha ha

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6. Re: Smoking

"I think the whole non smoking thing is ludicrous."

Yes, one has to wonder why anyone would even start!


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Yes. I agree humain right Does not protect smokers in this case . Personaly, I quit smoke decades ago just for my own financial & health reasons.

Things get very tough in the USA these days . You Can't even smoke in your own homes in some part of the country and renters can't smoke in their apartments either.

Go Green planet by quit Smoking !

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8. Re: Smoking

Smoking in non smoking areas is a normal thing in Thailand lol for Thai locals tho. But if the hotels prohibit smoking then don't smoke, smoking in outdoors is permitted throughout Thailand except for places like bus stops, restaurants, bars, clubs, etc.

If you go partying in clubs and bars, smoking is prohibited inside but not outside.

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9. Re: Smoking


Seems like you can't smoke everywhere now in an air-con room

but outside is no prob

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