Ban electronic cigarettes in Thailand

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.

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admin 29 Sep 2014, 10:01
Taxi prices in Bangkok will rise will rise by 8-11%.
The Ministry of transport of the country approved the first in 22 years!!! the increase in tariffs for a taxi in Bangkok. It is specified that the landing in a taxi will still cost 35 baht, while the rates per kilometer and time will increase.
Also scheduled a price increase on the subway from 1 January. ...
admin 16 Dec 2014, 17:15
Hello! The bus station in Lopburi is on the ring, here marked on the map - http://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/lopburi-karta.phpand a little more detail here http://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/lopburi.php#getin. Reliable information about the presence of a direct bus to Sukhothai, unfortunately, do not have and Internet site with schedules not. But definitely know that quite often get to Sukhothai via Phitsanulok, where you can commute by bus and train. ...
atenal 30 Apr 2016, 12:47
Thanks for the schedule ready!) ...
kaminskayam 15 Apr 2017, 16:33
Good afternoon. Going in may to the South of Thailand. Were planning to visit several Islands. For example I wanted to move on may 6-7 with Koh MUK to Koh Lepe. But the company ferry wrote that in may they don't swim between the Islands but there is only flights from Trang. Did not want the island to go to the continent that would again to go to the island. Can someone tell me how to navigate in the rainy season between the Islands? ...
admin 19 may 2017, 17:42
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