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#1 dvarpala

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 14:55

Hi guys,

Quick question.  :help:

Would I be correct in assuming that no-one gives a toss about the ban on e-cigarettes / vaping ? :relieved:
Or is this seen as a good way to extract a few baht from pissed-up farangs ??
Web opinion on this, as with most subjects, is unclear, but I'm pretty sure that the "on the ground" answer is here....
Sadly, it's been about 3 years since my last trip to LOS, but in six weeks - yeeeessss :beer:

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#2 Mekong

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 16:10

There is a compound of land at the South End of Nana Thai (Suk 4) at the junction with Rama IV known as "The Thai Tobacco Monopolies Commission"

enuff said!
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Posted 13 June 2016 - 19:25

Don't go to NZ. Banned? illegal!  And this is with the head of the anti-smoking crowd advocating their use  :)
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Posted 14 June 2016 - 01:44

Chew gum :dunno:

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 15:09

Seems a brilliant idea to me - can't be worse that sucking down my pack a day of Marlboros, it just can't be.  Problem is, most places I go it's either illegal, unavailable, or completely unreliable product - so waiting on this one for now.  But looking forward to it, somehow.  Hoping it'll help clean up my lungs a bit, at least.  And hopefully be unfulfilling enough as an activity that I'll eventually quit altogether.

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 09:30

The jury is still out, (and will be for a while yet if the tobacco companies have their way) on the "benefits" of e-cigs, but we can be reasonably certain that they are a shitload safer than the traditional sort.
Surprisingly, they are quite satisfying, and you can take as many, or as few, drags as you want.
I shall puff my clouds until someone tells me otherwise, I think - then plead ignorance

#7 Mekong

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 14:33

View PostYimSiam, on 15 June 2016 - 15:09, said:

Seems a brilliant idea to me - can't be worse that sucking down my pack a day of Marlboros, it just can't be.  Problem is, most places I go it's either illegal, unavailable, or completely unreliable product - so waiting on this one for now.  But looking forward to it, somehow.  Hoping it'll help clean up my lungs a bit, at least.  And hopefully be unfulfilling enough as an activity that I'll eventually quit altogether.

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I am paying 80,000 VND for a carton of Marlboro Lights in the Socialist Republic, about 130 THB, same price as a pack in Thailand now, as strange as it may sound it is cheaper to smoke real tabs over here than it is to vape.
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Posted 21 June 2016 - 20:19

I've been living in places with the same nearly-free cigs for years now - I might quit in New York or Europe, but as long as they are nearly free, price doesn't come into it.  It's the free cancer they are rumored to give that gets me worried, plus other health issues... yellow teeth... cigarette smell in my clothes.   But hey, they also give me four minutes by myself 20 times a day, which sometimes feels worth whatever price I pay - nothing like a cloud of smoke to keep unwanted people at bay...

#9 Mekong

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 02:29

OMG I am so outdated last time I was in the UK some 3 years ago it was £8.40 for a pack of Malboro Light now it is £9.60

£9.60 is about 320,000 VND or the cost of 4 Cartons, jeezus wept more than one months supply of smokes for me costs the same as a pack in the UK, how on earth can people afford to smoke back in old Blighty.

In one of the last bastions of smokers freedom here, smoking in the office / in meetings is still allowed same as all bars and restaurants
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#10 dvarpala

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 11:44

This is why vaping/e-cigs is/are so popular in the UK.
That and the significantly reduced chances of meeting Old Nick too soon!




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