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For smokers: will the ecigerette catch on in Thailand?

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What you mean will it catch on,,, it already has smile.png

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What you mean will it catch on,,, it already has smile.png

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you can buy many different brands and fluids here in Jung Ceylon/Patong.

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I saw a minibus driver waiting outside Hua Hin immigration for is customers who must have been inside last week, he was smoking one of these electronic cigarettes.

He said he'd tried to give up smoking many times before but always failed, now he's swapped over to these and they work just fine.

He was a Thai guy in his late 50's to 60's by the looks of it.

They're catching on so much that even Phillip Morris, the last of the 'hold outs' in big tobacco has announced that they will be producing a line of electronic cigarettes. Until only a few months ago they were releasing statements against electronic cigarettes.

You can't get much bigger than Phillip Morris and they would not have acted in this way unless they felt they had to. They can see this massive change looming on the horizon and they want their cut.

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I saw a minibus driver waiting outside Hua Hin immigration for is customers who must have been inside last week, he was smoking one of these electronic cigarettes.

He said he'd tried to give up smoking many times before but always failed, now he's swapped over to these and they work just fine.

He was a Thai guy in his late 50's to 60's by the looks of it.

They're catching on so much that even Phillip Morris, the last of the 'hold outs' in big tobacco has announced that they will be producing a line of electronic cigarettes. Until only a few months ago they were releasing statements against electronic cigarettes.

You can't get much bigger than Phillip Morris and they would not have acted in this way unless they felt they had to. They can see this massive change looming on the horizon and they want their cut.

I agree that they have been around Thailand for some time now, but just a couple of points on them.

Against popular belief, they do not stop the nicotine addition, this is what is in the refills, at differing strengths. It is a substitution for normal cigarettes only.

The reason that they are deemed illegal in Thailand is not because of the act itself, but controlling the refills. You have really got to ask yourself how much you are saving when you use these cheap refills.................... Very little control on the quality of this.

Still, several million can't be wrong with other home-made cooking, eh?

Keep the kids out of the kitchen Nigga as the old saying goes..............:)

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I wish they would just get on with it and legalise them, make them freely available. I can't imagine that kids would see them as a cool ( or whatever the right word is these days) alternative to the real thing. Quality control with the juice is key....it could be a good export earner for Thai Tobacco. I' a bit wary of the .Chinese juice for quality reasons. There has been a case or two of exploding batteries....one guy lost his choppers when the battery blew, mid-smoke

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Until the Thai Tobacco Monopoly starts selling them they will remain illegal

But once again one has to ask, just how many things in Thailand are illegal, but still permitted !

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I wish they would just get on with it and legalise them, make them freely available. I can't imagine that kids would see them as a cool ( or whatever the right word is these days) alternative to the real thing. Quality control with the juice is key....it could be a good export earner for Thai Tobacco. I' a bit wary of the .Chinese juice for quality reasons. There has been a case or two of exploding batteries....one guy lost his choppers when the battery blew, mid-smoke

quality control is very important. i only buy from trusted brands and have never had a problem. i have several friends that have bought the really cheap ones and are complaining about headaches and sore throats. they take one puff of what i have and immediately realize its worth a bit extra.

i have heard the story of someone having a battery blow up in their face many times, never from a reliable source. if it was true, the anti vaping coalition would have it as front page news. i will believe it when i see some solid evidence of it occurring. i remember years back people spreading a similar story about cell phones. maybe we should all still be using landlines. tongue.png

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Until the Thai Tobacco Monopoly starts selling them they will remain illegal

But once again one has to ask, just how many things in Thailand are illegal, but still permitted !

many have already...........

they realize that if you cant beat'em; join'em

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Ive been vaping now about 1 year and has been the best thing for myself ,Harm reduction at its greatest as there is no tar ,no 4000 chemical per smoke.Yes im a convert that would like to see things become legal in regards to this .

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A friend nicknamed "Smokie", has been rushed to I.C.U. 5 times over the past 3 years, as smoking severely damaged his lungs. Each time, after recovery, he went back to smoking only to be rushed into hospital again. They then put him onto the electronic cigarette, which was fine for around 6 months but now Smokie is back on the hard drug (tobacco) again.

Had Christopher Columbus brought back Cannabis from the Americas and Tobacco had been only a recent discovery, we would all be smoking pot and tobacco would be banned as the dangerous addictive drug that it is. In 1604, King James I, wrote about tobacco: "custome lothsome to the eye, hatefull to the Nose, harmefull to the braine, dangerous to the Lungs, and in the blacke stinking fume thereof, neerest resembling the horrible Stigian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.

The e-cigarette helps smokers to wean themselves off but usually the damage has already been done. All the smokers in my Mother's family died by the time they were 45, whereas my Mother and two Uncles who never smoked, are 88, 96 and 98 respectively.

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