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Go to Thailand, Smoke An E-cigarette, Go To Jail

Update July 2020: We no longer recommend Thailand as a long-stay destination. See our July 5, 2020 post about changing conditions in this country.

Smoking in Thailand could land you in jail!

Do you vape?  If so, watch out in Thailand. Using E-cigarettes could be a problem for you.

According to their daily news, those who light up could go to jail and fine a stiff fine.  Why? Because there’s no provision in Thai law for E-cigarettes. They are not taxed.  Therefore, possession under Thai law could be construed as illegal, according to a police spokeswoman cited in the media.

The importation, sale and production for sale of E-cigarettes is against the law.  Offenders could serve 10-year sentences for the production and sale of E-cigarettes and a fine of five times the value of the goods or both. This law has been on the books since December 2014.

 A popular online police page in Thailand has confirmed this report.  Sources for this report are:

The Daily News

ThaiVisa.com

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Thanks, Tom @ RoverTreks

Karla
Karlahttps://rovertreks.com
Karla is the Chief Executive Officer of RoverTreks.Com. She is a lawyer, member of the bar in Georgia and Texas, with 30-years of executive experience and 10-years as an Adjunct Professor teaching Technology Law, Enforcement and Cyber Business Law courses at the graduate school level. She is also a travel journalist and member of the North American Travel Journalists Association.

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