Jump to content
BANGKOK 16 June 2019 17:33

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

webfact

Another distributor faces five years in jail for selling E-cigarettes

Recommended Posts

Another distributor faces five years in jail for selling E-cigarettes

 

4pm.jpg

Picture: Thai Rath

 

BANGKOK: -- A contingent of Thanyaburi police and soldiers yesterday raided business premises in Klong 4 of Pathum Thani after reports that they were being used to distribute electronic cigarettes.

 

Thai Rath reported that the authorities continue to go after people selling and distributing e-cigarettes and shisha in line with government policy.

 

Offenders selling the illegal goods face five years in jail or a fine of up to 500,000 baht or both.

 

Those producing or importing face double that - ten years and one million baht in fines.

 

The person running the premises admitted distribution but was not named in the report.

 

Taken into evidence were 40 E-cigarettes, 397 bottles of vaping fluid, 150 other items connected to the smoking of electronic cigarettes and 1,579 baht in cash.

 

Many top policemen and officials from consumer organizations were involved in the raid.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

 
tvn_logo.jpg
-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2017-05-11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to see that Law enforcement has its priorities right. They really help this society to become better and fairer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Idiotic carry-on designed to bolster/placate the tobacco lobby. Vaping products could be a new industry for Thailand but the self-interested dinosaurs cannot...will not...see it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why on earth does it require soldiers in full combat kit to raid a dodgy tobacconists?

 

Meanwhile Pattani is rocked by car bombs and shootings...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In a UK study

50% of e-cigarette users have been able to quit

must be about tax revenue and not about the nations health

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I need to tell Mr.Camouflage army guy to raid any 7-11

in Thailand because they are selling something proven to be

dangerous called cigarettes....   

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm grateful that E cigs made it possible for me to give up smoking completely a few years back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, mike100 said:

I'm grateful that E cigs made it possible for me to give up smoking completely a few years back.

Yes. 2 possibilities: a path to quitting nicotine completely or use vaping as an alternative. Both demonstrably better than fags.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is so astonishing to anyone with a taste of international life that the penalties for such victimless and innocuous 'crimes' are so significantly out of balance with those penalties for other far more serious violent crimes, bag snatches, accidents while drunk driving (or under the influence), hit and run....  

 

... Thailands lack of common sense in its approach to the enforcement of its laws and imbalance in penalties is somewhat embarrassing and makes it appear quite immature, petty and juvenile as a nation... this really is a shame for such a lovely country with such wonderful potential. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

It is so astonishing to anyone with a taste of international life that the penalties for such victimless and innocuous 'crimes' are so significantly out of balance with those penalties other more serious violent crimes, bag snatches, accidents while drunk (or under the influence), hit and run....  

 

... Thailands lack of common sense in its approach to the enforcement of its laws and imbalance penalties is somewhat embarrassing and makes it appear quite immature, petty and juvenile as a nation... this really is a shame for such a lovely country with such wonderful potential. 

 

 

One could say this is because this is a crime that hurts the big businessmen that have tobacco plantations and processing units  in Thailand. Touch a big shots income and punishment is harsh.. also why those defamation laws are in place to protect rich business (and corruption)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

It is so astonishing to anyone with a taste of international life that the penalties for such victimless and innocuous 'crimes' are so significantly out of balance with those penalties for other far more serious violent crimes, bag snatches, accidents while drunk driving (or under the influence), hit and run....  

 

... Thailands lack of common sense in its approach to the enforcement of its laws and imbalance in penalties is somewhat embarrassing and makes it appear quite immature, petty and juvenile as a nation... this really is a shame for such a lovely country with such wonderful potential. 

 

 

 

You say  '... victimless and innocuous 'crimes' 

 

Perhaps you should talk to a few folks who have lost parents, husbands, wifes, children etc., to second hand smoke.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, webfact said:

in line with government policy

So lame.  Punishment way out of proportion as well.  <rolls eyes>.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, scorecard said:

 

You say  '... victimless and innocuous 'crimes' 

 

Perhaps you should talk to a few folks who have lost parents, husbands, wifes, children etc., to second hand smoke.

Second hand dangerous smoke from E cigs ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Crazy! So instead of regulating them, and helping people quit smoking, as well as cutting down on 2nd hand smoke inhalation, they do this which benefits nobody!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...