If in some countries the e-cig is a luxury and an alternative solution to smoking, this is not the case in Thailand. Since 2014, this country has officially asserted itself as a no-go destination for vape enthusiasts. If you are planning a trip to this destination, take a few minutes to learn everything here about the e-cig ban.
Vape in Thailand: what about the law
You want to know if it is possible to smoke quietly on Thai soil? Note that the answer is a big NO. Even before the formal warning from the WHO, the Thai government had already resolved the issue since 2014 with the decision to ban electronic cigarettes.
Indeed, the Thai law on electronic cigarettes formally and firmly prohibits the importation, possession and use of electronic cigarettes. Since then, the law on electronic cigarettes punishes with extreme rigor the use of cigarette in public places and everywhere on the Thai territory now very hostile to the vape.
So if you were planning to pack your suitcase for a trip to Thailand, especially avoid slipping your electronic cigarette banned from now on, or any other vaping products. Above all, do not try your luck by hiding it in your stuff.
Unless you want to spend 10 years in a Thai prison and pay a 2800 € fine.
Understanding the prohibition of electronic cigarettes in Thailand
If Thailand is now probably the strictest country with regard to the electronic cigarette, you can certainly imagine, it is not by chance. For the Thai government, the electronic cigarette is more likely to create addiction to nicotine than to facilitate the withdrawal.
Contrary to what the lobbies of the vapoteuse brandish, the very pleasant scent of the e-liquid of the vapoteuse is also in the eyes of the authorities of this country a bait that will inevitably encourage young people to smoking.
It is especially important to add the presence in e-liquids of carcinogenic substances whose consequences on the health of consumers are no longer to present.
The e-cig: a better alternative to smoking?
Having emerged in the early 2000s, the electronic cigarette is a vaping device by heating resistance intended to replace traditional cigarettes. Originally, they are presented as less harmful and therefore a preferred alternative to traditional cigarettes. As a result, vape has spread widely in several countries and is already firmly established in the habits of smokers.
However, a recent study by the WHO published in 2019 questioned this apology of the vapoteuse. Indeed, because of the carcinogenic cells it contains, the e-cig has undeniably harmful effects on health. It is for this reason that the Organization invited governments to at least regulate its traffic and therefore its consumption.