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Reminder: Importation of E-Cigarettes and Refills Into Thailand Is Illegal

Reminder Importation of E-Cigarettes and Refills Into Thailand Is Illegal

People should be careful about vaping in Thailand. While using e-cigs them selves are not illegal, it is illegal to import e-cigs and e-liquids and you could face up to 5 years in prison for possession and up to 10 year for production and sale and a fine of five times the value of the goods or both.
Apparently there is ‘NO’ law banning the …. Continue reading

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Health Alert: Elevated Dengue Fever Activity Reported In Laos

Health Alert: Elevated Dengue Fever Activity Reported In Laos

As of Jan. 25, at least 235 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Laos since the start of 2017. This compares to only 23 cases reported Jan. 1-30 in 2015 and 96 cases reported Jan. 1-29 in 2016.
Dengue fever outbreaks during 2017 have occurred countrywide, except in Bokeo, Houaphanh, Luang Namtha, Phongsaly, …… Continue reading

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Vientiane Dengue Fever Rates Higher This Year

Vientiane dengue fever rates higher this year

Health authorities in the capital have admitted that the outbreak of dengue fever is higher this year compared to the same period in 2016.
From January 1-24 this year, 70 dengue fever infections have been recorded in Vientiane, while in the same period last year there were no reports of any outbreaks. The news comes with 12 out of 18 provinces in the country reporting dengue fever at alarming epidemic levels though ….. Continue reading

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Global Health Insurance Versus Local Insurance

Global Health Insurance Versus Local Insurance - J&C Services

When moving abroad, it can be vital for people to have a health insurance plan, so it’s essential that expats understand the process and can compare the benefits of each plan.
More and more people are choosing to live abroad, whether temporarily or permanently, and when taking the leap there are lots of things to consider. One of the most crucial things is the health of …. Continue reading

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51 People Die In Two Weeks Of Accidents

51 People Die In Two Weeks Of Accidents

Vientiane has again topped the list of road accidents around the country over a two week period, with 66 recorded accidents and nine fatalities.
A report from the Traffic Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security provided figures from December 29, 2016, to January 8, 2017.
In Vientiane, 66 accidents were recorded, 93 people were…… Continue reading

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Recommended Immunizations For Laos

Recommended Immunizations For Laos

Before I left for my first trip to Laos, I was advised by my doctor that I needed a myriad of different vaccinations. My arm was certainly sore after I left the clinic that day! I wondered, of course, were these shots really necessary? Would Laos be a dangerous place teeming with bacteria, viruses and rabid wildlife?
Now that I have the medicine in my veins, it’s too late for me to worry about it, but I wanted to provide newcomers with this information so that they can choose for themselves which vaccinations they really need, and which they don’t.

The following are the recommended vaccinations for a visit to Laos: Continue reading

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