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  • Legalisation will control youth vaping in Thailand

    Legalisation will control youth vaping in Thailand

    “Legalising and regulating vaping will give Thailand greater control over youth vaping. The ongoing ban is only making it worse,” says Asa Saligupta, Director of ECST (ENDS Cigarette Smoke Thailand). His comments follow recent statements by Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul that continuing with Thailand’s vaping ban will protect the youth.…

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  • The Thai Authorities are Considering Legalizing E-cigarette Imports

    Thailand’s Health Minister won’t stop legalization of vaping

    “Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul may not support the legalization of e-cigarettes, but most politicians and the public do, with legal vape sales only months away,” says Asa Saligupta, Director of ECST (ENDS Cigarette Smoke Thailand). Mr Saligupta’s comments follow the Public Health Minister publicly claiming his Ministry will not support…

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  • Thailand legalizing vaping set to be global turning point

    “Countries which have chosen to legalize and regulate e-cigarettes have seen a fall in overall smoking rates and have much better control over youth vaping. It’s exciting for Thailand, and in fact the world, that the Government is now set to overturn its ban on the sale of vape products,” says…

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  • Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society Minister Wants to Legalize E-Cigs

    Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society Minister Wants to Legalize E-Cigs

    This announcement comes despite strong opposition from local health activists and anti-smoking campaigners. The 13th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT) which took place virtually from Bangkok earlier this month, presented a line up of speakers renowned for their irrational stance on tobacco harm reduction including the use…

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  • Thai Minister’s support for vaping ‘goes global’

    Thai Minister’s support for vaping ‘goes global’

    “The brave call by a Thai Government Minister for Thailand to overturn its harsh ban on the sale of vape products has received applause and accolades from around the world,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA). Her comments follow Thailand’s Digital Economy and…

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  • Thailand e-cigarette ban

    Thailand e-cigarette ban would remain unchanged

    The Thailand Prime Minister announced that the ban on e-cigarettes would remain unchanged. Since 2014, Thailand has regulated electronic cigarettes as legal contraband. It is illegal to hold, use, import, export and sell electronic cigarettes. Once captured, the criminal must face severe legal sanctions, which lead many users of electronic…

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    PMI lobbies Thailand to lift the ban on new tobacco products

    According to the Bangkok Post, Philip Morris International (PMI) is lobbying the Thai government to lift the ban on alternatives to smoking, such as electronic cigarettes and HNB tobacco products. According to Gerald Margolis, general manager of Phillip Morris Thailand, the company has met with the Ministry of Commerce and…

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  • The Thai Authorities are Considering Legalizing E-cigarette Imports

    The Thai Authorities are Considering Legalizing E-cigarette Imports

    The Thai authorities are considering legalizing e-cigarette imports, but companies have to pay a higher tariff According to the report of the China Daily of Thailand on October 03, the Thai authorities are considering legalizing the import of e-cigarettes, but companies have to pay a higher tariff. According to sources from…

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