Thailand to study vapor product ban

Thailand to study vapor product ban

January 16, 2019

In Thailand, where the import and sale of vapor products has been banned since 2014, a working panel led by the Commerce Ministry has assigned the Tobacco Control Research and Knowledge Management Centre to conduct a study amid concerns of legal hurdles affecting the implementation of the ban. 

The measure bans only the import and sale of the devices, and there is no specific prohibition against using them, which has resulted in confusion among law enforcers, according to the chairperson of the panel Keerati Rushchano, who is also the deputy director-general of the Department of Foreign Trade.

The agency is expected to complete the study in about six months, after which the panel will decide the future course of action. Rushchano said the final result will ensure that appropriate measures are in place, whether it is the existing ban or another appropriate one such as requiring import licenses and registration. 

In Thailand, where the import and sale of vapor products has been banned since 2014, a working panel led by the Commerce Ministry has assigned the Tobacco Control Research and Knowledge Management Centre to conduct a study amid concerns of legal hurdles affecting the implementation of the ban. 

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