Smoking electronic cigarettes in Thailand? What the law says
Electronic cigarettes are often used as an aid to quitting smoking people, using nicotine to simulate smoke and simulating the taste of smoke to solve psychological addiction. Although electronic cigarettes are used to quit smoking around the world, studies have pointed out that high-power e-cigarettes are too hot, which may cause formaldehyde to release formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a well-known carcinogen, so the Thai government believes that electronic cigarettes have Encourage young people to smoke, and electronic cigarettes atomize nicotine in the air, endangering society and national security and harming people's health. Since 2014, electronic cigarettes (or spray) is illegal in Thailand." Violations of this law will result in arrests and imprisonment, or high fines. This law applies to foreigners and Thai people.
In Thai law, electronic cigarettes are prohibited items, and it is illegal to carry, use, import, export and sell electronic cigarettes in the territory. Among them, carrying and using electronic cigarettes can be sentenced to a maximum of 5 years imprisonment or a four-fold fine of the commodity price (no more than 500,000 baht), or both, and if there is an import, export and sales of electronic cigarettes, the sentence can be the highest. Up to 10 years or a fine of not more than 1 million baht, or both. Whether you are a local or a foreigner, traveling or staying, it is forbidden to bring electronic cigarettes into the country; it is illegal to buy, use, and import or export in the country.
Two Thai youths were arrested for selling electronic cigarettes online. The police pretended to buy customers, and they were arrested when their electronic cigarettes were confiscated. Two young people were arrested for selling illegal goods and smuggling on social networks. Whether it is electronic cigarettes, smoke oil, appliances, etc., it will be illegal. It will not because you are a tourist, the police will treat you friendly. Everyone is equal under the law.
I think this legal requirement is good, because electronic cigarettes not only does not help people to quit smoking, but instead makes themselves more addicted and thinks it is less harmful than ordinary cigarettes. The Taiwan government raises the tax on tobacco in order to reduce the number of smokers. Thai government law stipulates that 24 beaches such as the famous beach resorts Hua Hin, Pattaya, Samui and Phuket are completely banned, and offenders will face a fine of 100,000 baht or one year in prison. I hope that every government can pay more attention to the issue of smoke.