If you’re planning a trip to Thailand best leave you electronic-cigarettes at home, that’s the message from the Foreign Ministry released last Thursday after an elderly couple from Israel were detained in Thailand last week when they were found to have e-cigarettes in their possession.
The couple were fined 4000 Israeli New Shekel which is roughly 37,000 baht and were also told they could have been arrested under Thailand strict electronic cigarette laws.
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Following the incident an alert has been made on the National Security Council’s travel advisory page advising all people from Israel not to travel to Thailand with e-cigarettes warning them they could face heavy fines or even jail time.
Many travel providers around the world already warn those booking holidays that “vaping” is illegal in Thailand and recently a government spokesman was quoted as saying that the ban was put in place for “health reasons” suggesting that electronic cigarettes lead young people to smoking traditional cigarettes.
Punishments for those caught smoking e-cigarettes here in Thailand carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and or a substantial fine so probably best to leave your e-cigarettes at home if you’re coming to Thailand.
Source : The Jerusalem Post
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