E-Cigarettes in Asia: 4 Arrested in Thai Police Raid

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E-Cigarettes in Asia: 4 Arrested in Thai Police Raid

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Four arrested for selling e-cigarettes, baraku in Nonthaburi
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Sep 21. 2019
By The Nation
Police and consumer protection officials arrested four suspects for allegedly selling e-cigarette pipes and chemicals and baraku smoking pipes at a night market in Nonthaburi’s Muang district late on Friday.

Officials from the Office of the Consumer Protection Board sought help from the Ratanathibet Police Station to inspect the Owl Market on bypass road and found four shops selling e-cigarette pipes and chemicals.

The first suspect was identified as Chokchai Jaengnet, 31. Police seized 12 e-cigarette pipes and 60 tubes of chemicals from his shop.

Athisit Thaiwattana, 30, was arrested from the second shop from where officials seized 58 baraku smoking pipes.

Supawat Chutipanyo, 31, was arrested in the third shop where three e-cigarette pipes and 71 tubes of e-cigarette chemicals were seized.

In the fourth shop, Sompop Ruenwai, 30, was arrested and 46 e-cigarette pipes and 32 tubes of chemicals were seized.
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More details on where it is legal in SEA and where it is not. Basically e-cigarettes are forbidden in Thailand and Cambodia, but not elsewhere.
What they don't say is how strictly the laws are enforced in each country.
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CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:35 am More details on where it is legal in SEA and where it is not. Basically e-cigarettes are forbidden in Thailand and Cambodia, but not elsewhere.
What they don't say is how strictly the laws are enforced in each country.
https://sea.mashable.com/culture/6265/y ... heast-asia
Singapore is banned as well.

In Thailand one can get it easily its just a few clicks away both the machine and the consumables. You see many people smoking everywhere blatantly without fear.
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No vaping ban U-turn, says Indian official, as protests fizzle
Updated 28 September, 2019

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU - India's government has no plan to roll back a ban on electronic cigarettes, an official told Reuters on Saturday, as protests against the move by vapers in six cities drew scant support.

India banned the sale and import of e-cigarettes this month, warning of an "epidemic" of vaping among young people.

The action has affected users nationwide and the plans of international companies including Juul Labs Inc and Philip Morris International, as well as triggering court challenges by local firms.

Protesters convened on Saturday to call for vaping devices to be regulated rather than prohibited. But organizers Association of Vapers India said only about 400 people turned up across six cities, adding that some opponents of the ban feared being targeted by police.

At one protest in the capital New Delhi, several people used vaping devices. Among them sat a child with a poster that read: "I don't want my dad to be a smoker".

The government argues the ban is essential to protect people as vaping can lead to nicotine addiction and push users toward consuming tobacco. Vapers say the devices help them stay away from more harmful tobacco cigarettes.

More than 900,000 people die each year due to tobacco-related illnesses in India, the government estimates. But the country has 106 million adult smokers, second only to China, making it a lucrative potential market for companies selling both tobacco and vaping products.

An Indian health ministry official said the government was determined to stick by its ban, despite the protests and court challenges. "There is no question of a rollback or anything like that," the official said.

Two court challenges that could be pivotal for whether the ban can continue to be enforced are under way in the eastern city of Kolkata, including one by e-cigarette importer Plume Vapour.

The company, in a court filing seen by Reuters, argues that the ban will allow cigarette companies to flourish while putting e-cigarette firms out of business.

New Delhi protester Aryaman Chaudhary, 25, said he stocked up on vape refills ahead of the ban, but was worried he would eventually run out. "I just want this regulated, not banned ... Everybody has an addiction." REUTERS
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