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Man arrested for allegedly running illegal e-cigarette business

Caitlin Ashworth

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A 26 year old man was arrested for allegedly running an illegal electronic cigarette business from his Bangkok condominium. The man, identified as Thanakrit, allegedly sold e-cigarette products through a Facebook page named “Jenny Vape.”

Police say Thanakrit processed around 40 to 50 orders a day worth a total of 100,000 baht. At his condominium, police found 50 electronic smoking devices, 120 bottles of vaping liquid, 40 batteries and packaging items. Thanakrit faces up to 3 years in jail and a fine of up to 600,000 baht.

Although vape pens and other e-cigarette products can be purchased through many online channels in Thailand, the sales are illegal under Thailand’s Consumer Protection Board Order No. 9/2015.

Prohibition of sales and service of “hookahs, electronic hookahs, and electronic cigarettes, smoking materials for hookahs, and liquids for filling electronic hookahs and electronic cigarettes.”

SOURCE: Thai Visa

 

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    Brian

    Friday, December 11, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    It’s sad. A big waste of time. Does anyone know if the Thai government gets a lot of tax money from cigarettes like in China? If so, it’s approximately the worst arrangement there can be: government suppressing healthier alternatives in order to protect income.

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    14cycles

    Friday, December 11, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Issanjohn is this an appropriate use of govt?

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      Michael

      Friday, December 11, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      He’ll make up an excuse. Recently he even defended child prostitution so he will have no problems with this.

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    Johnny Dee

    Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 6:03 am

    Defending child prostitution what a guy sums the guy up really ??

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    I think I am right, the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly is controlled by the government.
    Therefor they ban competition in the standard Thai government way, they ban the competition.
    That is why Hubbly Bubbly pipes, and E-cigarettes are not allowed.

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    James Pate

    Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly is an anachronism that should have been dismantled years ago. Been a long time since I saw anyone spark up a Sai Fon or Krong Thip. Wish Mr. Anutin would take up the matter of legalizing vaping but I guess weed takes up a lot of his time. Why not do both? Hookahs? Who cares? If some hipster or steampunk aficionado wants to catch germs, let them.

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    Jowen

    Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 5:54 am

    Lol you guys are hilarious and yes I was looking for that Isaan John comments or replies ?

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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