To mark this year’s World No-Tobacco Day on May 31, the Action on Smoking and Health Foundation (ASHF) held a ceremony in Bangkok in celebration of its 25th year anniversary to honor Thai celebrities as well as other business organizations that have met the criteria laid down by the ASHF Thailand. Chatchawal Supachayanont, general manager of Dusit Thani Pattaya accepted the award from Privy Councilor Palakorn Suwannarat and was later congratulated by Prof. Dr. Prakit Vathesatogkit of the ASHF who is also the secretary general of the World Health Promotion Network.
Privy Councilor Palakorn Suwannarat (left) and Chatchawal Supachayanont during award ceremonies in Bangkok marking World No-Tobacco Day 2012.
Supachayanont also led the staff and management during a football match organized by the hotel’s Green Team Committee in order to raise awareness among everyone on the importance of a healthy mind and body. The activity drew a lot of support and participation from various hotel departments and resulted in a fun-filled afternoon with prizes and certificates awarded to staff who have quit smoking.
In his comments, Supachayanont expressed appreciation for everyone’s effort and reminded them to relay the smoke-free habit to their friends and families. He also reiterated that the resort would continue to allocate more than 75% of its total room inventory as smoke-free accommodation in accordance with its commitment to the Green Leaf Foundation of Thailand to support control on tobacco consumption.