Don’t like someplace that allows smoking? Go someplace else



Re: Tired of over regulation (PM Mailbag Friday, 10 January 2014) – I was in Pattaya when the smoking ban was brought in, and have watched it evolve over the years. The general rule is that if somewhere is enclosed, serves food and has air con then it is no smoking, and all the restaurants, shopping malls, and hotels that I visit enforce it. However, some business owners do allow smoking but most are open restaurants and bars that is their choice. You also have a choice, and instead of moaning about it, if you do not like somewhere that allows smoking, do not eat there! Do not drink there! Do not purchase goods from there! And if that doesn’t work then maybe you ought to think about going home!