Be Warned....DONT Vape in Thailand

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Be Warned....DONT Vape in Thailand

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or even have it with you;
Vaping, the popular alternative to smoking cigarettes, might be OK where you come from, but in Thailand sucking on your favourite ‘vape’, or even bringing them into the country, could put put you in a Thai prison for ten years.

https://www.phuketgazette.net/news/vapi ... i-prison-2
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Huge thanks for the warning.
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Likewise for Cambodia. Don't know what the penalties are here, if they actually follow them. Some other SE Asia have large on the spot fines.
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AndyKK wrote: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:26 pm Likewise for Cambodia. Don't know what the penalties are here, if they actually follow them. Some other SE Asia have large on the spot fines.
As far as I know it's just illegal to sell the vapers here, but using them isn't an issue. None of the people I know who use them here are particularly discreet.
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Fair warning, but the same article was posted on this thread 6 months ago :
thailand-news-and-discussion/thailand-c ... 0cigarette

You couldn't know that the Phuket Gazette would rehash an article from Aug2017, almost word for word.
Travel agents warn of Thai e-cig import ban
August 15, 2017 14:44
By The Nation
British travel agents are being urged to warn customers about a Thai law that prohibits e-cigarettes being brought into the country, the Travelweekly website has reported.

The UK website quoted Pat Waterton, manager at Langley Travel, who said she was unaware of the ban until her nephew, James, paid a £125 (Bt5,400) “fine” after being threatened with jail for having an e-cigarette in Bangkok,

Travelweekly said advice on the UK Foreign Office website includes a paragraph stating: “These items are likely to be confiscated and you could be fined or sent to prison for up to 10 years if convicted.”

Waterton told the UK website: “I got a message from my sister saying James had been arrested in Thailand because he had an e-cigarette. He managed to pay the policeman, who had told him he could go to jail. Ten years seems a long time to go to prison for smoking an e-cigarette.”

A spokesman for the Tourism Authority of Thailand reiterated the UK government’s advice, warning tourists not to bring e-cigarettes into the country...
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