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Many tourists have already been arrested for possessing electronic cigarettes.
The vaping ban has been in place in the South East Asian country since 2014, however many in the tourism industry remain unaware of it. Pat Waterton, manager at Langley Travel, was one of these people, until her nephew got in trouble. While in Thailand he was caught using an e-cigarette, and luckily got away with paying a hefty fine after being threatened with jail.

 

“If I’m selling Thailand I will definitely mention it now. All agents should. Thailand is very popular so we should make sure we are telling people about things that could ruin a holiday,” said Waterton.

“These items are likely to be confiscated and you could be fined or sent to prison for up to 10 years if convicted.” UK Foreign Office

The motion banning the import and export of vaping products has been in place In November 2014. In Fact, the Foreign Office website instructs travellers not to bring such devices with them to Thailand. “These items are likely to be confiscated and you could be fined or sent to prison for up to 10 years if convicted,” warned the site, whilst adding that many tourists have already been arrested for possessing electronic cigarettes.

More info : Independent

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