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Another distributor faces five years in jail for selling E-cigarettes

 

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BANGKOK: -- A contingent of Thanyaburi police and soldiers yesterday raided business premises in Klong 4 of Pathum Thani after reports that they were being used to distribute electronic cigarettes.

 

Thai Rath reported that the authorities continue to go after people selling and distributing e-cigarettes and shisha in line with government policy.

 

Offenders selling the illegal goods face five years in jail or a fine of up to 500,000 baht or both.

 

Those producing or importing face double that - ten years and one million baht in fines.

 

The person running the premises admitted distribution but was not named in the report.

 

Taken into evidence were 40 E-cigarettes, 397 bottles of vaping fluid, 150 other items connected to the smoking of electronic cigarettes and 1,579 baht in cash.

 

Many top policemen and officials from consumer organizations were involved in the raid.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

 
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Idiotic carry-on designed to bolster/placate the tobacco lobby. Vaping products could be a new industry for Thailand but the self-interested dinosaurs cannot...will not...see it. 

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4 minutes ago, mike100 said:

I'm grateful that E cigs made it possible for me to give up smoking completely a few years back.

Yes. 2 possibilities: a path to quitting nicotine completely or use vaping as an alternative. Both demonstrably better than fags.

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It is so astonishing to anyone with a taste of international life that the penalties for such victimless and innocuous 'crimes' are so significantly out of balance with those penalties for other far more serious violent crimes, bag snatches, accidents while drunk driving (or under the influence), hit and run....  

 

... Thailands lack of common sense in its approach to the enforcement of its laws and imbalance in penalties is somewhat embarrassing and makes it appear quite immature, petty and juvenile as a nation... this really is a shame for such a lovely country with such wonderful potential. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

It is so astonishing to anyone with a taste of international life that the penalties for such victimless and innocuous 'crimes' are so significantly out of balance with those penalties other more serious violent crimes, bag snatches, accidents while drunk (or under the influence), hit and run....  

 

... Thailands lack of common sense in its approach to the enforcement of its laws and imbalance penalties is somewhat embarrassing and makes it appear quite immature, petty and juvenile as a nation... this really is a shame for such a lovely country with such wonderful potential. 

 

 

One could say this is because this is a crime that hurts the big businessmen that have tobacco plantations and processing units  in Thailand. Touch a big shots income and punishment is harsh.. also why those defamation laws are in place to protect rich business (and corruption)

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37 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

It is so astonishing to anyone with a taste of international life that the penalties for such victimless and innocuous 'crimes' are so significantly out of balance with those penalties for other far more serious violent crimes, bag snatches, accidents while drunk driving (or under the influence), hit and run....  

 

... Thailands lack of common sense in its approach to the enforcement of its laws and imbalance in penalties is somewhat embarrassing and makes it appear quite immature, petty and juvenile as a nation... this really is a shame for such a lovely country with such wonderful potential. 

 

 

 

You say  '... victimless and innocuous 'crimes' 

 

Perhaps you should talk to a few folks who have lost parents, husbands, wifes, children etc., to second hand smoke.

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11 minutes ago, scorecard said:

 

You say  '... victimless and innocuous 'crimes' 

 

Perhaps you should talk to a few folks who have lost parents, husbands, wifes, children etc., to second hand smoke.

Second hand dangerous smoke from E cigs ?

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12 minutes ago, scorecard said:

 

And not surprising, Most Japanese smoke (both M and F) and smoke everywhere and anywhere, and with no consideration for others and they basically refuse to recognize the well researched links to lung cancer and other dangers to health.

 

So of course they embrace e.cigarettes.

We're talking about e-cigs, not analog tobacco cigs. 

 

E-cigs don't produce "smoke" but facile, rabid anti-smokers go nuts if they see anything smoke-like emanating from a person's mouth.   Embracing a less harmful product isn't a bad thing either.  The push back from anti-smoking zealots is somewhat counter-intuitive IMV. 

 

Thailand is upside down on this one.

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50 minutes ago, scorecard said:

 

You say  '... victimless and innocuous 'crimes' 

 

Perhaps you should talk to a few folks who have lost parents, husbands, wifes, children etc., to second hand smoke.

such an stupid reply....there is no freakin second hand "smoke" from e cigartettes

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56 minutes ago, scorecard said:

 

You say  '... victimless and innocuous 'crimes' 

 

Perhaps you should talk to a few folks who have lost parents, husbands, wifes, children etc., to second hand smoke.

Maybe you don't believe me, but you can get more informed by reading this :  https://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.dk/2017/05/vape-shop-air-sampling-by-california.html

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4 hours ago, 55Jay said:

We're talking about e-cigs, not analog tobacco cigs. 

 

E-cigs don't produce "smoke" but facile, rabid anti-smokers go nuts if they see anything smoke-like emanating from a person's mouth.   Embracing a less harmful product isn't a bad thing either.  The push back from anti-smoking zealots is somewhat counter-intuitive IMV. 

 

Thailand is upside down on this one.

And what makes me laugh more about those rabid anti smokers is they are living in one of the most heavily polluted cities on the planet with all sorts of 'nasties' floating around in the air 24/7, plus all the below par food that is doing even more damage to your health. <deleted> me' then they complain about an E ciggie.......

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27 minutes ago, Dieterkr said:

Maybe you don't believe me, but you can get more informed by reading this :  https://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.dk/2017/05/vape-shop-air-sampling-by-california.html

 

Thats an informative article specifying precisely how little second hand 'vape' could be measured in a small non-ventilated area.... 

 

The above points the poster 'scorecard' wrote only identify poor reading skills on his part before letting his foot off the clutch a little too early with an out of context response. 

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1 hour ago, scorecard said:

 

You say  '... victimless and innocuous 'crimes' 

 

Perhaps you should talk to a few folks who have lost parents, husbands, wifes, children etc., to second hand smoke.

Sir Richard Doll, the man credited with making the connection between tobacco and cancer, when asked in an interview with the BBC how he would feel about being in a room full of smokers replied ''I wouldn't give it another thought, the risk is so minimal''.

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42 minutes ago, teko said:

And what makes me laugh more about those rabid anti smokers is they are living in one of the most heavily polluted cities on the planet with all sorts of 'nasties' floating around in the air 24/7, plus all the below par food that is doing even more damage to your health. F@#* me' then they complain about an E ciggie.......

Indeed, none of that matters.  They've latched on to E-cigs as the latest thing they can be upset about. 

 

Similar to hard-core feminists and other attention seeking SJW warriors, anti-smoking crusaders have been emboldened and empowered by a successful campaign against cigarettes, so they feel they've got the upper hand, and thereby expect obedience from everyone by default, for whatever else they decide to be outraged about.  Science and test results only matter if it supports their position.   Information that doesn't work for them, is besmirched and/or ignored.

 

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2 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

It is so astonishing to anyone with a taste of international life that the penalties for such victimless and innocuous 'crimes' are so significantly out of balance with those penalties for other far more serious violent crimes, bag snatches, accidents while drunk driving (or under the influence), hit and run....  

 

... Thailands lack of common sense in its approach to the enforcement of its laws and imbalance in penalties is somewhat embarrassing and makes it appear quite immature, petty and juvenile as a nation... this really is a shame for such a lovely country with such wonderful potential. 

 

 

Thailand and common sense are like chalk and cheese.

 

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2 hours ago, scorecard said:

Perhaps you should talk to a few folks who have lost parents, husbands, wifes, children etc., to second hand smoke.

E-cigs don't produce 2nd hand smoke. Plus smoking is not allowed in most places now, it is very rare to be subjected to 2nd hand smoke nowadays, I can't remember the last time I was. Back in the 80s and 90s it was everywhere, not anymore.

 

I detest smoking, but if people want to do it, then up to them - they have areas where they can smoke away all they want. So, 2nd hand smoke is just as smoke-screen (boom boon)

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