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BANGKOK 24 March 2019 12:55
isaanbrit

Caught Vaping by Police? Stand your Ground!

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The law is all about importing the devices and liquids for commercial purposes.

 

What if you buy it in Thailand for personal use...no problem.

 

They can't do anything - this is why they didn't take you to the police station, the 10 year sentence is for commercial importers and resellers of the products.

 

I can prove where I purchased my device and liquids and it was a company in Thailand.

 

If they ever hassle me about this I will immediately insist on going to court to 'face the music' and they won't get a single Baht from me.

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1 minute ago, ukrules said:

The law is all about importing the devices and liquids for commercial purposes.

 

What if you buy it in Thailand for personal use...no problem.

 

They can't do anything - this is why they didn't take you to the police station, the 10 year sentence is for commercial importers and resellers of the products.

 

I can prove where I purchased my device and liquids and it was a company in Thailand.

 

If they ever hassle me about this I will immediately insist on going to court to 'face the music' and they won't get a single Baht from me.

Yeah, that's what I'd do. Burn up the whole day at some hot-a** police station and end up paying 500-1000 to get my ID back. 

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that story is nothing.  once i was jaywalking and an undercover spy from the Ukraine tried to get me to pay 39 million baht, knowing i only had 38 in my pocket.  i was threatened, bugged, and put into a cargo hold for 139 days.  i then realized this "cargo hold" was what you farangs call a plane.  i landed in Siberia and then things really got crazy.... 

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17 minutes ago, Yellowtail said:

Yeah, that's what I'd do. Burn up the whole day at some hot-a** police station and end up paying 500-1000 to get my ID back. 

You don't seem to get it - they won't be taking you to any police station, the whole thing is a bluff.

 

I've never seen any evidence of anyone being charged with a crime for carrying a personal e-cig around with them.

 

I've come across various people who've paid 'fines' to get out of what they thought was a pending arrest but it's all fake.

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29 minutes ago, puukao said:

that story is nothing.  once i was jaywalking and an undercover spy from the Ukraine tried to get me to pay 39 million baht, knowing i only had 38 in my pocket.  i was threatened, bugged, and put into a cargo hold for 139 days.  i then realized this "cargo hold" was what you farangs call a plane.  i landed in Siberia and then things really got crazy.... 

Did you have to burn the money to stay warm?

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26 minutes ago, ukrules said:

You don't seem to get it - they won't be taking you to any police station, the whole thing is a bluff.

 

I've never seen any evidence of anyone being charged with a crime for carrying a personal e-cig around with them.

 

I've come across various people who've paid 'fines' to get out of what they thought was a pending arrest but it's all fake.

Yeah, well I don't "vape".

 

When I get stopped (jeeze, it been years) I just pretend like I don't know what they're talking about and they usually just get tired and let me go. Only went to the station once, never again...

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There is a document which is linked below that stated all of this illegality surrounding e-cigs.

 

It's an interesting document, just try googling the guys name at the bottom of it and see what comes up.

 

https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/files/live/Thailand/Thailand - Consumer Protection Board Order No. 9_2015.pdf

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Another confusing rule that causes nothing but problems. I have an e - cig I brought over from England, but thankfully I don't wander the streets of Asoke at 4am anymore. 

 

If this story is true then well played OP. 

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