The Chief of the Thai Drug Enforcement Agency was quoted by Thai Rath as saying that “E-cigarettes” are bad for a person’s health.
Sirinya Sitthichai said there was proof from the medical community that using E-cigarettes was detrimental to a person’s health.
Sirinya also echoed a warning of the severe consequences for anyone bring in, producing and selling E-cigarettes in Thailand, however he did not mention penalties for personal use.
The Chief said he used information from a publication in the “Journal of Adolescent Health” which he said linked high blood pressure to the nicotine in E-cigarette fluid.
The fines for those who risk importing E-cigarettes if caught can be up to ten years in jail and a fine of five times their stock value.
Those who sell them can face five years in jail and up to a 500,000 baht fine.
E-cigarettes have been widely accepted in western countries as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, however here in Thailand they still remain illegal.
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Source : Thairath
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