Thailand

      

Brief Overview

E-cigarette products are banned in Thailand under several regulatory systems.

  1. The Medicine Act prohibits manufacturing, sale and importation of modern medicinal products.
  2. The Tobacco Products Control Act prohibits importation and sale of products imitating cigarettes.
  3. A notification by the Ministry of Commerce bans the import of e-cigarettes, including those without nicotine.
  4. A Consumer Protection Board order bans sale of e-cigarettes, including those without nicotine.
  5. The Customs Act prohibits people from bringing untaxed products into Thailand.

While there is no explicit law banning the use or possession of e-cigarettes, it is illegal to purchase and import them. Due to this, you still may find yourself in trouble with the authorities if e-cigarette products are found in your possession. We advise staying away from e-cigarettes entirely whilst in Thailand.

Despite the strict laws, there is still a thriving vape scene in Thailand and a small number of retail and online stores can be found throughout the country. Due to these laws, we will not list these stores on our map.

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All Laws & Regulations

Thailand became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 27, 2005.

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Review Status

This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our staff. No in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts reviewed our analysis.

Relevant Links & Articles

Tobacco Control Laws: https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/thailand/laws

World Health Organization Tobacco Report: http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/tha.pdf?ua=1

Tobacco Atlas Information: http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/country-data/thailand/

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