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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.”

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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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Thai DJ Celebrity party is likely to be “super spreader” event

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The birthday party of Techin Ploypetch, better known as “DJ Matoom”, is now considered a super-spreader source of Covid-19, with 19 people already found infected after attending the event. According the CCSA spokesperson during the daily briefing today, “Transmissions in Bangkok should be highlighted. They show the possibility of a person becoming a super-spreader”.

The birth of the super spreader birthday party started with a guest to the DJ’s party who had visited a well-known entertainment venue in Chiang Mai between January 1 and 4. He sought a Covid-19 test on January 5 following news that infected people had visited the pub, but tested negative. He should have self quarantined for 14 days, but he still flew to Bangkok and then attended the DJ celebrity’s birthday party on January 9.

DJ Matoom says he met the guest, one of his friend, on January 9, but that friend didn’t know he was infected until January 19 in which he told Matoom.

According to Dr Tanarak Plipat, now acting inspector-general of the Public Health Ministry, an infected person can transmit disease to two others on average, while a “super spreader” will transmit to multiple people.

DJ Matoom and the party’s guest were criticised of violating the disease control measures.

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Owners of vehicles emitting black smoke to be fined up to 5,000 baht

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Owners of cars and trucks emitting an excessive amount of black smoke face a fine up to 5,000 baht. The heavy fine is an attempt to reduce air pollution in Bangkok. Along with the fine, the Department of Land Transport will also order the vehicle be suspended from use until its emission system is fixed.

According to the department, from October last year until January, 689,333 vehicles in Bangkok areas have been inspected for black smoke emissions, while 8,762 of them have been suspended from usage. Those vehicles emitting a high volume of smoke, but are under the safety standard, will receive warnings and owners are urged to check vehicle conditions and keep proper maintenance.

Vehicles with exceeding black smoke are urged to check their vehicles at the department’s certified vehicle inspection centres located around Bangkok’s outskirts, including Phutthamonthon, Romklao, and Khlong Luang areas. Motorists are also encouraged to help reduce air pollution caused by black smoke and PM2.5 particles by having their vehicles regularly serviced or alternately switching to electric or NGV-powered vehicles.

People who witness vehicles emitting black smoke can also report the authorities by calling 1584, or contact Line: @1584DLT, or via DLT GPS mobile application.

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In the ongoing investigation into the ketamine-based drug cocktail linked to 11 deaths in Bangkok, police arrested a man who allegedly mixed large amounts of narcotics to make the drug cocktail known as “K powdered milk.” Police say the cocktail is ketamine mixed with methamphetamine, heroin and pharmaceutical pills for anxiety and sleeping.

38 year old Taiwan national Chou Yi Sen, aka “Lupin Taiwan,” was arrested yesterday after police raided his condominium in Bangkok’s Ratchathewi district. Chou allegedly admitted to mixing the drugs to make “K powdered milk” and police say the formulas for the drug mixture were found on his cell phone.

Earlier this month, 11 people died after taking the drug cocktail. The Bangkok Post says dozens more people are still in the hospital after taking the “K powdered milk.” Police have arrested numerous suspected drug dealers who ran small scale and large scale operations.

Chou allegedly ran the drug operation from various locations in Bangkok, selling the drugs overseas using the cryptocurrency Bitcoin as well as to buyers in Thailand. Police also searched Chou’s rooms at other condominium the Huai Khawang, Wang Thong Lang and Klong Toey districts, seizing a variety of illicit drugs and equipment as well as a pistol with 8 bullets.

Altogether, police seized 4 kilograms of ketamine, 376 ecstasy pills, 4 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, 8 kilograms of heroin, 48 LSD tabs, 11.6 grams of cocaine, 2 bottles of Dormicum sleeping pills and 265 Five Five sleeping pills. Police say they also seized 2 plastic sealing machines, 2 mixers that appeared to have drug-like residue and 2 digital scales.

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