Mum posts videos of toddler vaping, drinking kratom

A toddler who was reportedly using e-cigarettes and drinking kratom juice has been taken into protective custody by authorities in Saraburi.

The 19-month-old child was removed from his family's house in tambon Nong Pla Lai on Saturday and is now under the care of the province’s Shelter for Children and Families.

Neighbours said the boy’s mother, 17, uploaded several videos of her son being fed kratom juice and vaping on her social media.

The toddler was reported to be addicted to both substances and got upset if the parents did not give him them.

His parents claimed the boy took such substances of his own free will.

His grandmother, 39, said no one forced the boy to use e-cigarettes, and he was given soft drinks, not kratom juice.

The boy was sent to Saraburi Hospital on Monday for a health examination.

He will stay in the shelter’s care should his family be unable to care for him.

Police will charge the boy’s father, 31, for illegally importing an e-cigarette.

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  • authority (noun): a person or government agency who has the power to make decisions or enforce the law - เจ้าหน้าที่ผู้มีอำนาจ
  • care for: to look after somebody who is sick, very old, very young, etc. - ดูแล
  • charge: to accuse someone officially of committing a crime - ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา
  • custody (noun): the legal right or duty to take care of or keep somebody/something; the act of taking care of something/somebody - การคุ้มครอง, การเก็บรักษาทรัพย์
  • free will (noun): doing something you want to do something rather than because somebody has told or forced you to do it - เจตจำนงเสรี
  • kratom (n): a locally grown plant traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller -
  • neighbour: someone who lives near you, - เพื่อนบ้าน
  • protective: providing or intended to provide protection - ซึ่งปกป้อง
  • shelter (verb): to temporarily stay in a place where you are protected from danger or bad weather - หลบภัย  พักชั่วคราว
  • substance: a particular type of liquid, solid, or gas - สาร
  • toddler (noun): a child who has only recently learnt to walk - เด็กวัยหัดเดิน
  • upset: very sad, worried or angry about something - วิตก กังวล
  • vape (v): to inhale and exhale vapour containing nicotine and flavoring produced by a device designed for this purpose -

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