BANGKOK, 28 May 2014 (NNT) – The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the tobacco draft act which prohibits sale of cigarettes to those under 20 years old and raise punishment for offenders.
How old do you have to be to smoke in Thailand?
The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products via vending machines, the internet, and in schools, playgrounds, and healthcare facilities. The law also prohibits the sale of single cigarettes, small packets of cigarettes, and waterpipe tobacco. The sale of tobacco products is prohibited to persons under the age of 18.
What are the laws in Thailand for smoking cigarettes?
Smokers are not allowed to smoke in public buildings or public areas, except for open-air areas. There is a 5 meters exclusion zone around the entrances and exit areas of all significant public spaces. Smoking in restaurants, bars and pubs are also not allowed. However, some places do have designated areas for smoking.
Can a 16 year old buy a cigarette?
If you’re under 16 the police have the right to confiscate your cigarettes. It’s illegal: for shops to sell you cigarettes if you are underage. for an adult to buy you cigarettes if you are under 18.
What country can you buy cigarettes at 16?
In 26 Member States, the minimum age to purchase tobacco is 18 years. Children from 16 years of age can purchase tobacco in Austria and Belgium.
Is chewing gum illegal in Thailand?
3) It’s a punishable offence to throw (used) chewing gum on the pavement. I wouldn’t really class this one as silly – unusual, perhaps, but not an out-and-out silly one of the laws in Thailand. Plus, it’s one that’s definitely worth bearing in mind because there’s a pretty hefty fine if you get caught (nearly £400).
Can you drink at 18 in Thailand?
The official drinking age in Thailand is 20 years old. However, if you’re 18 years old, you shouldn’t encounter anybody who will actually check your identification card to verify your age.
Why is e cigarette banned in Thailand?
The government passed a law banning the sale of e-cigarettes in 2014. Authorities have said import and use is banned for health reasons and because electronic cigarettes lure young people into becoming smokers.
How much cigarettes cost in Thailand?
Cost of living in Thailand is, on average, 38.44% lower than in United States.
Cost of Living in Thailand.
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||550.00฿|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||56.72฿|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||90.20฿|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||140.00฿|
How much tobacco can you take to Thailand?
No more than 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco or 250g of all types combined. No more than 1 litre of alcoholic beverage. For the excess quantities of cigarettes, tobacco or alcoholic beverages, they must be dropped in the box provided by Customs, otherwise prosecution will be carried out.
What can I do at 16?
What can I do at age 16?
- Get married or register a civil partnership with consent.
- Drive a moped or invalid carriage.
- You can consent to sexual activity with others aged 16 and over.
- Drink wine/beer with a meal if accompanied by someone over 18.
- Get a National Insurance number.
- Join a trade union.
Is it legal to smoke and drive?
Is it illegal to smoke and drive? Contrary to the popular driving myth, it’s not illegal to smoke and drive. The Highway Code doesn’t make it a specific offence to smoke while driving in a vehicle used primarily for private purposes, any more than it’s a specific offence to change a CD, read a map or eat.