A guy on my regular webboard has post a news about the new regulation that will start taking affect next month. The new laws will prohibit smoking in pubs, bars, discos, and weekend market!!
Starting from February 17, anybody who caught smoking in pubs, bars, discos, and the weekend market will be fined for 2,000 baht. If those places allow smoking, they will be fined for 20,000 baht as well.
To boil it down, now you cannot smoke in the enclosed area with A/C installed. As for weekend market it belongs to the market and fresh market category and thus included in the smoking ban area.
I LOVE this new extended ban!!. Now I can go to the night places without being suffocated by the smoke. I cannot wait for this new rule to take affects!