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E-cigarettes to come in from the cold

| May 6, 2014

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry plans to push through legislation to drag e-cigarettes under existing laws controlling the sale of tobacco cigarettes, according to a story in The Nation.

The move seems to be a step forward for e-cigarettes, which have been banned in Thailand for about five years but, nevertheless, have been growing in popularity.

Dr. Nopporn Cheunklin, deputy chief of the Public Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department, said that since e-cigarettes were popular despite being prohibited, the ministry had decided to draft a law and put them under the same controls as were applied to traditional cigarettes and other tobacco products.

The draft of the new law is due to be sent to parliament for consideration “soon.”

Category: Breaking News

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