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Vaping Import/Export Ban Clarified

Discussion in 'E-News' started by debatedude, Feb 19, 2016.

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    From The National News Bureau of Thailand

    From the article:
    This will be interesting, as I hope to bring in a mech mod, a dripper, and some drip tips. Thankfully, most of my equipment can be stripped down into almost unrecognizable parts.
     
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    So that appears to clear up things a bit. They are targeting people entering or leaving with these items if I read it correctly. Interesting times indeed.
     
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    Please remember that this is a public thread and post accordingly.
     
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    Any issues with ordering items (not chemicals) into Thailand so far?
     
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    I ordered a smoktech vaper and i got it fine, but this was a little more than a week ago. Now i have to return it because it doesnt work properly. Will i be able to ship it back to the company i bought it from?
     
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    Yep, and placed into different parts of the baggage - gonna have to think of some answers in case they ask what is this?

    I think the suppliers on here will be ok to stay in business
     
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    While the 'UN' part is obviously nonsense, apparently the Thai Commerce Ministry have promulgated a pretty draconian statement of prohibition which apparently states that taking vaping gear into or out of Thailand is a jailable offense. Since this is my first post here, I can't post a link - but it can be found by going to the National News Bureau of Thailand Web site, English version, and searching for 'commerce'.

    So, now we can't take our vaping devices into or out of Thailand on the airplane?

    Insight appreciated, thanks much!
     
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    Threads merged.
     
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    So, does this mean that anyone entering or leaving Thailand via an airport will be thrown in the pokey if he has vaping gear in his luggage?!
     
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    Unlikely...but for the time being, I'd still suggest putting as much as possible in your checked luggage (broken down) and carrying the bare minimum (broken down) in your carry-on bag. Loose batteries & mods w/integral batteries must be placed in your carry-on luggage...of course, the loose batteries could be spares if you travel with a flashlight. ;)

    Only time will tell how seriously this will be enforced...for now, I'd treat TH like SG when it comes to entering/exiting the country with vape gear.
    :vaping: :vaping:
     
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    Might be interesting to see if anyone gets arrested. As an ex soldier with UN service ill volunteer lol.
     
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    Wasn't too long ago I passed through DM with a cubic fcuktonne of vape gear, having second thoughts about leaving with it now...

    ...but of course I will do because it's my gear and I need it :D
     
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    Sigh, I use the Joyetech eGrip OLED, which has an integral battery and tank. I usually take two with me when I enter/leave Thailand.
     
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    Gaming devices and caffeine??!!?
     
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    They can 'see' the battery on the scanner...it's why I've gone away from mods w/integral batteries for traveling. I do take an iTaste VV V3.0 w/a small tank on the plane...the batt goes with my computer gear and the tank w/my toiletries.

    Yeah, that makes no sense at all.
     
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