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Net Idol arrested for e-cigarette faces 5 years saying police treatment "over the top"

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The law on this is asinine. No doubt in place because the tobacco industry greased a few palms. However, that's beside the point. It is the law and she should not get special treatment because of her 'celebrity' status. 

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So people who vape are avoiding paying the excise duty on cigs.  Following this logic, I and millions of other non-smokers are also not paying this tax. Should we be worried? could we be fined and slung in the slammer for committing this heinous crime?

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

The penalties are severe because it comes under sections of the law related to avoiding excise duty.

Having bothered to watch the vid... I can’t see any bother regards the police treatment of this villain.... in fact, they seem to be handling her quite gently considering she’s throwing herself around... perhaps restraints should have been used.

 

that said.... the punishment being discussed is mind boggling... absolutely mind boggling.... and I can assure you all, my mind can’t handle too much more boggling at my age

 

so... moving on... this is based on avoidance of excise.... ok... but....

 

if you bring one into the country with you... chances are you may have paid tax on it back home, so no avoidance.

 

or you could buy it at a vendor at central festival... how is one to know which sellers in that complex comply with their tax requirements. When I buy something, I assume a portion of the cost is tax

 

or you can buy it from a street vendor.... along with a myriad other fake products,.... all untaxed, yet freely available with police knowledge

 

or you can mail order stuff from China.... no tax for thailand (not on any of the small items I buy anyway)

 

In my mind, the seller of the product... any product, that has avoided paying the excise duty, should be targeted, not the end user, or as I have mentioned previously, penalties of 10:1 should exist.... ten times higher for the seller (its them avoiding excise duty.... not the user)

 

the thai injustice system is in overdrive..... not dissimilar to smokers being automatically guilty of Thailand’s littering problem... or.... you guessed it... etc.... etc..... etc

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2 hours ago, jimn said:

Stupid behaviour by a stupid woman who thought she was above the law. Like it or not e cigs are illegal here. Most people know that. Police were well within their rights to drag here to a cell. In fact I thought they were quite restrained. In some countries much more force would have been used.

The kind of straight wholesomeness you support here is why many years back I sought to flee Australia for less regimented environments not wishing to nanny its citizens' lives. Thailand now seems determined to join the ranks of countries espousing puritanical policies and lifestyles while maintaining a hypocritical oversight of the excesses of the rich and powerful. 5 years jail for possession of an ecig and vaping paraphernalia is absurd. 

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5 hours ago, crazykopite said:

Am I right that E cigarettes are illegal in the Kingdom but the rest of the World recognises that these cigarettes are widely available in the high street to help people quit smoking if this is correct they need to ensure that all airlines bound for Thailand make passengers aware that it is a very serious offence to bring these inhalers into the country . :(

They tell u on Thai airways

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3 hours ago, jimn said:

Stupid behaviour by a stupid woman who thought she was above the law. Like it or not e cigs are illegal here. Most people know that. Police were well within their rights to drag here to a cell. In fact I thought they were quite restrained. In some countries much more force would have been used.

“ drag “ her to cell, very funny

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I hate to see what the the police are going to do when they find someone smoking on Pattaya Beaches That is a 100,000 baht fine  Maybe tackle them and put them in a head lock so they can cuff them

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9 hours ago, thaifan01 said:

Yup, they are illegal. And so is prostitution as well...  :shock1:

And cupping the country 

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Well of course the fine is because taxes haven't been paid on the import of the ecigs. When I was in Morocco the jail time on Kif (marijuana ) was because the taxes hadn't been paid on the tobacco it was cut with. Your friends could actually pay the government there and you would be released from prison because the taxes were now paid. Bizarre. Of course the king back then owned all the tobacco companies. 

So if you attempt to kill somebody while vaping you will get the heavier sentence for vaping. 555 I would see tourists vaping on the beach in Phuket......I dont think they had a clue, and nor did I.

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Am I right that E cigarettes are illegal in the Kingdom but the rest of the World recognises that these cigarettes are widely available in the high street to help people quit smoking if this is correct they need to ensure that all airlines bound for Thailand make passengers aware that it is a very serious offence to bring these inhalers into the country .


You are completely wrong.
E-CIGARETTES are banned in many countries in Asia and in Europe only Austra banned them completely , but restrictions also in Scandinavia and Germany.
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11 hours ago, guzzi850m2 said:

They lost the plot.

Hard drugs are not penalised that hard, oh hold on a minute, a good little earner for everyone sooo.

It wouldnt surprise me if these dumbarses mistakenly think that vaping is drug use.

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3 hours ago, farcanell said:

Having bothered to watch the vid... I can’t see any bother regards the police treatment of this villain.... in fact, they seem to be handling her quite gently considering she’s throwing herself around... perhaps restraints should have been used.

 

that said.... the punishment being discussed is mind boggling... absolutely mind boggling.... and I can assure you all, my mind can’t handle too much more boggling at my age

 

so... moving on... this is based on avoidance of excise.... ok... but....

 

if you bring one into the country with you... chances are you may have paid tax on it back home, so no avoidance.

 

or you could buy it at a vendor at central festival... how is one to know which sellers in that complex comply with their tax requirements. When I buy something, I assume a portion of the cost is tax

 

or you can buy it from a street vendor.... along with a myriad other fake products,.... all untaxed, yet freely available with police knowledge

 

or you can mail order stuff from China.... no tax for thailand (not on any of the small items I buy anyway)

 

In my mind, the seller of the product... any product, that has avoided paying the excise duty, should be targeted, not the end user, or as I have mentioned previously, penalties of 10:1 should exist.... ten times higher for the seller (its them avoiding excise duty.... not the user)

 

the thai injustice system is in overdrive..... not dissimilar to smokers being automatically guilty of Thailand’s littering problem... or.... you guessed it... etc.... etc..... etc

Now, now, ... you are using logic! This will not do.

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How much energy needed by RTP to arrest an airhead wet rag? ROFL.

Any touching would have been more than enough - no wonder she squealing like a stuck pig (for the benefit of her followers and publicity of course). Ho hum.

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