Ban electronic cigarettes in Thailand

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Электронные сигареты в Таиланде запрещены

One of the troubles which may face the tourists and travelers in Thailand – ban on electronic cigarettes. Since 2014 banned the sale and use of e-cigarettes. Moreover, violation is not only selling or using, but also trafficking. This means that if the police or customs officers at the border find an e-cigarette or its parts, you can "ring out" in prison. The punishment is quite harsh:

  • If you use the electronic cigarette for their needs, provides up to 5 years in prison and a fine of five times the value of the electronic device.
  • For sale the punishment even more severe – up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine.

Interestingly, the law provides for a ban on electronic cigarettes purchased after the ban in 2014, i.e. if you can document (cheque, for example) to prove that you bought it before 2014, it is not a violation, at least not yet.

Despite the ban, in popular tourist areas for sale or in the bars you can see these electronic devices as long as the police did not take seriously for this violation. However, we highly recommend to refrain from their use and importation in the country. The police of Thailand is traditionally considered to be very corrupt, and it is possible to face a situation when for such a violation you will have to give quite a large bribe to avoid punishment. And don't believe the assurances of the sellers of cigarettes in Thailand that all legal, because it is possible that after purchase you will immediately be stopped by a police officer working with the seller in cahoots.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
traveller Oct 11, 2017
In October 2017 20 popular beaches of Thailand for an experiment, and it will be a complete ban on Smoking on the beaches. The need has arisen due to the fact that the sand on the beaches began to find a huge number of cigarette "bulls". On the one hand it is good, but for Smoking on the beaches impose enormous fines of 100,000 baht or one year in prison! For Smoking!!! The ban will be marked with signs, so watch carefully if you don't know where it is entered. But information about the beaches, where there will be a ban.
As you can see, under the ban hit the beaches in Pattaya, Cha-am, Patong in Phuket, the beaches in Krabi. ...
antoch of 18 October, 2017
Hi all. Somewhere seen information that tiende banned electronic cigarettes. Anyone on this site heard? Really? ...
admin October 18, 2017

All right, prohibited, and a violation is punishable by a fine. ...
Марина1975 16 February, 2018
Hello. Whether in Thailand to share our new two-thousand bills?)) ...
admin 16 February, 2018

I don't know about the two thousandth, but to change our money in Thailand is not worth it. The course is very disadvantageous. ...
team 6 March, 2018
Hello. Prompt how better to go to Thailand, savage, or through a travel Agency? If a savage, then of course we will save money,but is it safe? The experience of the trip through a travel Agency you already have. ...
admin March 6, 2018

Hello! Rather, the question is not for this topic, the issue of the independent or with a travel Agency is discussed here - And the answer is ambiguous. Specifically to Thailand, here is my answer: self is not dangerous, and much more interesting. But what about the fact that will save, not everything is clear. If you go also, just as in a standard tour for 10-14 days in one place the type of hotel, beach, it is likely not save, and Vice versa. If you go on a period of several weeks, and even with the move, visiting some of the resorts/cities, then of course it will be cheaper. ...
sergei 30 July, 2018
I can't understand when I change my dollars to date me to watch the course of buy or sale ? ...
admin 12 August, 2018

Sorry for the delay, was traveling and missed your "Goethe" message.
Buy - buy dollars on such a course, sale - sell dollars at a certain rate. Ie, you need to look for the course "buy" ...
21 August, 2018
To the question about electronic cigarettes - Yes! They are banned in Thailand. For the import, use - you find yourself in the police, what the enemy does not want. ...

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