Locked Up, detained and deported for Vaping

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Re: Locked Up, detained and deported for Vaping

Post by Captain Swing » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:26 am

Dodger wrote:If by chance the girl was acting like a belligerent asshole and shooting her mouth off to the police than all bets are off.
This was my first thought. I can't help but think that her actions or her attitude or her big mouth likely caused the huge overreaction by the police.

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Re: Locked Up, detained and deported for Vaping

Post by Dodger » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:25 am

fountainhall wrote:
The authorities decide on a course of action without consulting any international experts, without fully thinking through all the consequences and then giving responsibility for recommending policy to a totally biased body - no doubt because some sweeteners have been handed around.
Well said.

E Cigarettes pose a threat to the Thai Tobacco Monopoly which controls the manufacture and sales of the majority of tobacco products in Thailand and by selecting the TRC to conduct the totally biased study they were assured of receiving ample justification to introduce this ridiculous law.

If the girl from France would have simply paid the 40,000 baht the story in The Nation and other news releases would never have been published and others would have faced the same disgusting consequences. Now that the heats on they may retract this foolish law and the credit would belong rightfully to the French girl.

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Re: Locked Up, detained and deported for Vaping

Post by Dodger » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:26 am

fountainhall wrote:
The authorities decide on a course of action without consulting any international experts, without fully thinking through all the consequences and then giving responsibility for recommending policy to a totally biased body - no doubt because some sweeteners have been handed around.
Well said.

E Cigarettes pose a threat to the Thai Tobacco Monopoly which controls the manufacture and sales of the majority of tobacco products in Thailand and by selecting the TRC to conduct the totally biased study they were assured of receiving ample justification to introduce this ridiculous law.

If the girl from France would have simply paid the 40,000 baht the story in The Nation and other news releases would never have been published and others would have faced the same disgusting consequences. Now that the heats on they may retract this foolish law and the credit would belong rightfully to the French girl.

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Re: Locked Up, detained and deported for Vaping

Post by Gaybutton » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:51 am

E-cigarette users urge quick solution after tourist’s bribery accusation

March 04, 2019

By THE NATION

A network of e-cigarette users has called on the authorities to quickly come up with appropriate solutions to regulate e-cigarettes in order to protect the country’s image among foreign tourists.

They also plan to submit suggestions to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

The suggestion was in response to a news report on French online media outlet Var-matin, which reported that Thai authorities had demanded a Bt40,000 bribe from a Frenchwoman to free her after she was arrested for possessing an e-cigarette.

The 31-year-old woman was on vacation in Phuket in January. She was allowed to return home last month, but then shared her experience with the media.

“The news hurts the country’s image as a tourist destination. It’s a result of the ban on e-cigarettes, which is causing confusion in law enforcement,” Maris Karanyawat, representing the End Cigarette Smoke Thailand group, said in a press statement yesterday.

He said the network wanted the Commerce Ministry’s Department of Foreign Trade to quickly find appropriate regulations that could replace the ban on e-cigarettes.

Thailand in 2014 banned the import, sale and servicing of e-cigarettes, with violators facing punishment based on notifications from the Commerce Ministry as well as orders from the Consumer Protection Board.

A working panel led by the ministry late last year assigned the Tobacco Control Research and Knowledge Management Centre (TRC) to conduct a study of legal hurdles affecting implementation of the ban.

“We are concerned that the TRC may not be a suitable agency to conduct the study because they would be prejudiced, and that could lead to results that are neither comprehensive nor fair,” Maris said.

He said he had earlier submitted a letter to the ministry urging that a more neutral agency be assigned to study the pros and cons of e-cigarettes.

“If no action is taken, we will submit the letter to Prime Minister Prayut,” he said.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/ ... l/30365113

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Re: Locked Up, detained and deported for Vaping

Post by fountainhall » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:00 am

All this is so typical of Thais - sadly. The authorities decide on a course of action without consulting any international experts, without fully thinking through all the consequences and then giving responsibility for recommending policy to a totally biased body - no doubt because some sweeteners have been handed around.

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