A popular police webpage has confirmed penalties for the possession of e-cigarettes. Users could be jailed for 5 years while manufactures face 10 years inside for ignoring the law.
The advice from policewoman Sirirat Piankaew on the “Muat Ka” page comes in the wake of the justice minister’s call for amphetamines to be taken off the narcotics list. Much confusion still reigns about the legality of e-cigarettes, reported Daily News.
Piankaew said that while there is actually no law forbidding the possession of e-cigarettes they fall into a category of goods that have not had tax levied on them and their possession therefore is illegal. Offenders could face five years of jail time or a fine of four times the value of the goods or both jail and a fine.
The importation, sale, and production for sale of e-cigarettes is also illegal with offenders liable to 10-year sentences for production and sale and a fine of five times the value of the goods or both. This law has been on the statute since December 2014.
All services associated with the smoking and promotion of e-cigarettes are also banned.