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For smokers: will the ecigerette catch on in Thailand?

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"When I researched the subject, the law in Thailand remains firm: E-cigarettes are illegal to import, use or sell in the Kingdom."

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/409614-electronic-cigarette-illegal-to-import/

-see page 3.

Does anyone know for sure if legal or not in Thailand?

Yes, you're correct, they're illegal in Thailand

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I had one - every time I used it , I wanted a real cigarette immediately afterwards - lost cause for me I think.

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I found them to be a very effective way of weaning myself off of nicotine. Just taper the strength of the juice you use. Haven't smoked, e-cigs or analogues, for the past several months. The e-cigs were of the tank, not cartridge, variety. There is a choice of decent liquid available here in Bangkok, reliable Chinese as well as American.

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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.

Tobacco was the most addictive drug I have ever done...and I did my share....pure hell for me to get off the cigs but fortunately haven't touched one in well over ten years and could not be more happy to no longer spend every waking moment thinking about my next cig....not to mention smelling like an ash tray and who knows how much money I have saved ....and of course my health is WAY better now.

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I'm vaping right now. My two Thai brothers-in-law vape. My wife's Thai cousin vapes. I was eating on Thong Lo last night and a Thai was vaping like crazy at a table across from me. I know of about 5 brick and mortar e-cig shops in Bangkok, and there are dozens of Thai e-juice and e-cigarette vendors on Facebook and various Thai forums. There is an active English language forum with reputable vendors here in Thailand, selling both Chinese and USA e-liquids and hardware.

My first time playing with e-cigarettes was one of the little cartridge, puff activated ones about 5 years back. Nothing more than a novelty, ended up in the rubbish. I can buy one 100 times better for 400 baht on the side of the road now, here in Bangkok. The higher end devices are a dream, as are the e-liquids. Vaping blueberry pancakes with syrup right now. No desire to go back to tobacco in any form.

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Good thread. Was just going to ask if I can bring my Imperial Hookah e-cig with me to LOS. I was worried it might be construed as drug para.

That said, how much are vape kits going for in BKK and where is a good place to buy them? Thanks.

Ooops. I read the other threads--yikes. I guess they are illegal in Thailand. Scratch that idea.

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i used jacvapour from the uk excellent they even deliver to thailand ..finished them now im on nicorette chewing gum.half price in boots thailand 2mg or 4mg 105 pieces for 460bht...i miss the roll ups but im not going back to them...good luck everyone..wai2.gif

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Good thread. Was just going to ask if I can bring my Imperial Hookah e-cig with me to LOS. I was worried it might be construed as drug para.

That said, how much are vape kits going for in BKK and where is a good place to buy them? Thanks.

Ooops. I read the other threads--yikes. I guess they are illegal in Thailand. Scratch that idea.

I've been stopped several times at the airport X-ray (mine looks more like a light saber than a Marlboro) and after telling them what it is, continued right through. I've vaped in front of police several times, outside at the airport, in the airport smoking lounges, all without incident. Like I said before, they are sold all over the place in Thailand, usually at the same shops that sell lighters and stun guns. More and more Thais are vaping every day. You shouldn't have a problem.

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I stopped smoking April fools day in 1981. Cold Turkey. You have to want to stop smoking to do it. No wishing to stop,

. Just do it.

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"When I researched the subject, the law in Thailand remains firm: E-cigarettes are illegal to import, use or sell in the Kingdom."

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/409614-electronic-cigarette-illegal-to-import/

-see page 3.

Does anyone know for sure if legal or not in Thailand?

Just at the moment, do you think that even the "Law Makers" would know?

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I stopped smoking April fools day in 1981. Cold Turkey. You have to want to stop smoking to do it. No wishing to stop,

. Just do it.

You're presuming everybody wants to stop. I quit for a year and I missed it every day. Vaping is safer, doesn't annoy people, and tastes better.

Congratulations on quitting smoking. You've been smoke free 4 months less than I've been alive. That really is impressive, no sarcasm.

To me, things are changing as technology changes. Vaping is to cigarettes what smoking coffee is to drinking it. When you remove the tar, carbon monoxide, etc., it just becomes a really pleasurable experience.

To each their own. Just don't try to legislate it away from me, how would you like if I banned your coffee. (not you specifically)

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The nicotine juice is illegal to sell or have in ones possession. It falls under the Thai FDA regulations for controlled drugs. Hmmmm, how do I know this? My wife ordered some from China for her shop, was called in by customs, and well, the saga continues. As we all know, just because it's done here doesn't mean it's legal. Having an E-cigarette isn't illegal, it's the nicotine juice.

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i am smoking one right now thumbsup.gif

Yuk, sooner you than me, I wonder how people would feel if they observed a goat or a cow smoking a dustbin full of straw through a drain pipe, and it had to do this 20 or 30 times a day ??????

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"When I researched the subject, the law in Thailand remains firm: E-cigarettes are illegal to import, use or sell in the Kingdom."

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/409614-electronic-cigarette-illegal-to-import/

-see page 3.

Does anyone know for sure if legal or not in Thailand?

Just at the moment, do you think that even the "Law Makers" would know?

More importantly do you think anyone gives a damn in LOS what is legal or not ?????

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What would THE Marlboro cowboy look like with an e cigarette on his whores?-coffee1.gif

Edited by sirchai

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