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    Mail order tobacco

    I'd like to order some chewing tobacco from the states. Am I going to get thrown in the slammer for less than 9 oz?

    Nobody carries it here.

    What is the deal?

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    What is the deal?
    oral cancer mostly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    oral cancer mostly.
    Thanks for your concern. That much tobacco lasts nearly a year.

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    Had a look around, difficult to find info on shipping tobacco to Thailand most places are about the personal limits for travelers. You are legally allowed to import - if you have a licence - which would be a big deal to get.

    According to this site, tobacco is a restricted import item:

    https://www.expatden.com/thailand/shipping-to-thailand/

    So -yes, you could very well have big problems if you tried to just ship some in.

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    Previously, a guy I ran into at Tesco was able to ship by mail (chewing tobacco for personal use) It was 8 oz, and at some point I found a website that indicated it was above board so long as the weight was less than 9 oz (250grams.) and that it is not for resale.

    The package had clearly marked what the contents were (Smokeless Chewing Tobacco) and arrived as normal.

    I just was uncertain if it was something that "slipped" through or if it was allowed in with the good blessing of the Thai authorities.

    I am a visitor here and don't want to ruffle any feathers.

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    ^^
    Yeah, whether something makes it through can be pretty random.

    The combination of 'through the books' and 'off the books' pilfering means your chances aren't good.

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    I have used this site for many years, never been an issue, they ship in small packages. https://www.buysnus.com

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    Why on earth would anyone wish to chew tobacco.

    I suppose it goes along with eating chitterlings, hanging nigras and shagging sisters.

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