Tourists warned of e-cigarette fines (The Excise Department (Department…
Tourists warned of e-cigarette fines
The Excise Department
has warned visitors to Thailand
about the fines for bringing electronic cigarettes
equipment into the country for personal
Department director-general Patchara Anuntasilpa
the Commerce Ministry had enforced a ban on e-cigarettes due to health concerns raised by the Public Health Ministry.
he added that
Anyone possessing for personal use "cigalikes", which look like conventional cigarettes and can be used a number of times, will be fined 6,800 baht per carton, the official said. Having them for sale will face higher charges of 12,000 baht per carton
according to him:
did not mention the fine for
which have refillable liquid tanks
but the Customs Act says those arrested with e-cigarettes will be fined four times their prices and/or face a jail term up to 10 years.
The warning was issued after some Bangkok-based embassies had complained to the department about their tourists being fined for entering the country with e-cigarettes
Over the past three months
the Excise Department seized 80 cases
imposed fines totalling 5 million baht.