Smoking Ban Starts February 17th

No more smoking in bars, clubs and outdoor markets(?) in Bangkok. If you get caught, you will be faced with a 2,000b fine.

I know you all will have strong opinions on this one. I for one am elated! You'll be seeing me out a lot more often after Feb 17th for sure. No more "come home from club, take an extra long shower, wash hair 2x, quarantine clothes and pray your pillow doesn't smell like an ashtray tomorrow" for me!

People complained like hell when NYC did this a few years ago. But you know what? After about 6 months the complaints died down and people got used to going outside to the garden or street to smoke. And even my smoking friends admitted that it was a lot better inside the bar with the ban in place. Breathing is a good thing!