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Preston, United...
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put in wrong forum oops. Are you allowed to smoke on the beach whilst sunbathing, and where else please.

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359 posts
7 reviews
1. Re: smoking


Here is a link to a previous similar question.

You should find the answers here, just ignore the pro/anti smoking debate that crept into the replies.

New Delhi, India
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108 reviews
2. Re: smoking

Smoking is banned at public places and beaches are public places.

It's a punishable offence and you may be fined at the spot...

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3. Re: smoking

I expect you would be ok out at sea...don't go to far out though it gets a bit choppy!

Calangute, India
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for Goa, Candolim, Calangute
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109 reviews
4. Re: smoking

since the smoking ban was implemented in india, Goa has the least number of people charged 250 compared to thousands in other states and cities

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for Calangute, Siolim
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5. Re: smoking



Press Today Saturday 3rd october


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6. Re: smoking

So who is correct K Yogi above who says you cannot smoke on the beach or this guy

Tourism department’s shack policy had made mandatory for the shacks to display boards and resist guests from smoking in the shack. They can go outside on the beach and smoke,” Dr Shekhar Salkar, General Secretary, National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE), an anti-tobacco NGO said.

Calangute, India
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for Goa, Candolim, Calangute
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7. Re: smoking


didnt we have this conversation the year before last as well

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8. Re: smoking

Hi....while there is a blanket law across the country banning smoking in public places it is not enforced or followed in Goa AT ALL. To the contrary while they might display "Smoking not permitted" signs they don't even have smoking and non'smoking sections as was previously the norm. With the exception of Lila Cafe at Baga Creek - I till date have not come across a single establishment restricting people from smoking.

I'm a vacation smoker and haven't faced any problem in Goa. In other cities like Bombay, Delhi etc it is very strictly enforced and there is absolutely no smoking permitted in any enclosed area or public place. However, I wouldn't worry about it too much in Goa. Have fun - light up and enjoy a cold kings beer! :)

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