Can I vape in Thailand?

Everything you need to know about vaping in the country

Becky Spencer-Davies, 1/07/2019 

If you are off to enjoy full moon parties, sandy beaches and buckets of Songsom in Thailand this year then you need to know the vaping laws. As you will be aware, laws on vaping differ around the world. So you are right to check the answer to “can I vape in Thailand” before you head off. There can be some conflicting information online, so make sure you check the source of the info. Ours comes from the Royal Thai Embassy, London.

Can you vape in Thailand?

While vaping is used here in the UK and around the world to help people quit smoking, in Thailand it is illegal. You will not be able to vape there. Vaping was made illegal in Thailand in 2014 due to health concerns. The Thai government were concerned that it was causing young people to take up smoking. 

What will happen if I’m caught vaping in Thailand?

If you are caught with an electric cigarette or vape device then you will be breaking the law. This is punishable a fine, or even jail time. This rule is applicable to both foreigners and Thais. When you go travelling to different countries it is very important to abide by their laws, even if you don’t agree with them.

Will I be able to take my device with me?

It is best not to travel with your vape device. There have been cases of foreigners not being aware of the ban and being arrested or fined on the spot. People have also had their kits confiscated at the airport. Your best bet is to leave your device back in the UK where you know it will be safe. It is also important to know that you shouldn’t bring anything to do with vaping into the country, such as e-juice or coils.

How will I cope without my vape in Thailand?!

If you are using vaping to quit smoking you might be panicking at the thought of 2 weeks without your trusty vape. We’d recommend that during this time you curb your nicotine cravings with nicotine replacement therapies, such as patches or gum. It’s best not to take on smoking again, as you’ve done so well giving up!

At least you will know that you have something to look forward when you get back home! Why not treat yourself to your favourite e-juice to come back to?

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