Smoking at home might be considered domestic abuse, says new law

CityNews – The new laws initiated by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security is applied with an additional measurement to prevent smoking at home.

The Promotion of Development and Protection of the Family Institution Act B.E. 256 which was applied on August 20th included an additional addendum which tightens up on laws concerning the prevention of domestic violence and safeguarding family welfare. Lertpanya Booranabandit, the director-general of the Women’s Affairs and Family Development Department explained that smoking can deteriorate health of those nearby, therefore if a family member’s health suffers from secondhand smoking, the smoker in the household could be considered to be in violation of the law and will be prosecuted in the criminal court.

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