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Discussion in 'SG Vapers' started by Xanth, Oct 25, 2012.

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  1. Xanth

    Xanth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2008
    Rot & Ruin
    We are starting a new thread for newbies as the old one had stale information.

    To ease the new members, I'll be starting this thread with an FAQ. If you think anything should be added, feel free to lemme know.

    Our location will not be stated explicitly. It will hereby be known as "local" or "here".

    Getting Started
    Helpful Guidelines for Local Vapers, Newbie to Veteran | E-Cigarette Forum

    Where do I get PVs or Juices here?
    PVs and nicotine juices are illegal here. Anyone caught supplying them will face a fine of up to $5000.
    No one is going to tell any tom, dlck or harry that walks into this forum such information.
    Bear in mind that the authorities are watching. We are not being paranoid. They are watching.


    So how do I get those information I need?
    You can try the old threads, but chances are, those stores are all closed.
    Now get yourself verified on ECF.
    Click this :

    How To Become A Verified Member | E-Cigarette Forum
    Be active in the forums.
    Let the veterans be sure that you are who you say you are. If any of them trusts you, they will give you the information you need.
    Do not PM the veterans constantly, that will only cause you to be added to their ignore list.
    And frankly speaking, there are no local stores right now. Zero. Nada. Nil.


    Should I get them from across the border?
    It is illegal to import any PV or juices. Do so at your own risk.

    What about other countries?
    It's best for you to check with any foreign suppliers if they are willing to ship here and what precautions do they take to ensure a successful delivery. Bear in mind that there are numerous members who got their package confiscated by the customs. Everything is at your own risk.Do not share any shipping information or precautions taken publicly.

    So what the hell is this subforum for?
    It's for us to talk about vaping as a local community. Not a place for you to get supplies.
    I understand that many of you are new to the vaping scene and have no idea how sensitive the issue is. So I'm giving you an example.

    Importing and sale of PVs and Juices. $5000 fine.
    Vaping in Public. $500 fine.
    Unlicensed importation of nicotine may land you with a $10000 fine under the Poisons Act.
    More than 7 local suppliers have shutted down over the past 4 weeks. Some by the authorities, some for precaution.

    This is how sensitive everything is around here. I seek your understanding and hope you'll enjoy your stay here.

    I'm visiting the country soon, is it safe for me to bring my PV?

    Under the current legislation, e-cigarettes are prohibited under Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act. Any "sales, distribution and importation" will result in a fine of up to S$5000 upon conviction and S$10000 for subsequent convictions. Usually the Custom Officers will warn you of it and you may have to throw your PV away.

    To avoid having to throw away your funky PVs at the Customs, bring a cheapo set, pray for the best and plan for the worst.
     
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  2. Syn007

    Syn007 Ashes to Ashless Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2011
    GreenEarth
    By using sg vapers forum, you are required to observe the rules closely. It may change from time to time while we are adapting to the current situation.

    Our rules are in place for good reasons, please do not proceed to participate in our subforum if you disagree with any of our policies here.

    SG Vapers Rules

    1. Underage Members
    No members below the age of 18 is allowed here or any part of ECF. No exceptions.

    2. Suppliers Info
    Posting names and contact info of former, existing or future local suppliers (if there are any at all) will result in thread being removed.

    3. Getting Verified
    All are encouraged to get your ECF accounts verified. You can do so by following this link : How To Become A Verified Member | E-Cigarette Forum

    4. Newbies Where and How threads
    All questions directly asking 'where to get vaping device in our region', 'how to import into our region' will be closed or deleted. If you require assistance on this, you can pm the members here. But don't demand or expect to get help immediately as members may choose to help or not at all. People here are not obligated to help you commit an offence.


    5. Shipping Methods
    Shipping methods and creative ways to bring in vaping equipment should NOT be discussed here.


    6. Packages Seized
    It can be quite frustrating when your packages get seized. You need to be prepared for it to happen if you attempt to ship into our region. Chances of claiming back your items are zero. Opening thread to rant, complain and asking for help is not needed. We are not above the law here.

    7. Bans
    Members who insists on breaching the rules repeatedly and endangering the community here will be barred from this forum.
     
  3. Syn007

    Syn007 Ashes to Ashless Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2011
    GreenEarth
    Post reserved for future developments.
     
  4. Domtine

    Domtine Lim Peh Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Unlicensed importation of nic may land you with a $10000 fine under the Poisons Act.
     
  5. fossilize

    fossilize Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 12, 2012
    the Small Gantry
    Good that this is a sticky now
     
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  6. Xanth

    Xanth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2008
    Rot & Ruin
    Added to FAQ.
     
  7. mxstryker

    mxstryker Full Member Verified Member

    Jan 12, 2012
    Singapore
    Nice. Now everything is clear
     
  8. fishtaco

    fishtaco Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 17, 2011
    WA
    Nothing is really explained for visitors to SG,there should be a sticky with information for foreign visitors!

    Importation into SG is illegal but a visitor to SG bringing in a very small personal amount of e juice and a vapour devise is not classed as importation?

    Is there a link to the SG law relating to foreign visitors to SG?

    This would be of great help to ecf members who like me had no idea on SG restrictions.

    Den
     
  9. Xanth

    Xanth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2008
    Rot & Ruin
    Added to FAQ.

    Also edited all explicit mention of the country from your post.
     
  10. Syahdirwan

    Syahdirwan Full Member Verified Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    The small circle
    Didnt know vaping in public is an offense xD
     
  11. Xanth

    Xanth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2008
    Rot & Ruin
    Possession of PV alone is already an offense.
     
  12. Kerust

    Kerust Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    'FINE' City....
    Wow!! A real eye opener.... Thanx for the infos OTs.....
     
  13. Koman

    Koman Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2010
    lv
    Good stuff guys, good stuff!
     
  14. nutnut

    nutnut Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 23, 2013
    LRD
    When did the legislation all come in or has this been existing for a long time? just out of interest.

    Great information for a n00b though, thanks.
     
  15. Ravikumar

    Ravikumar Full Member Verified Member

    Apr 28, 2013
    No Freedom Island
    thanks but i have question. IF i know a random guy selling the stuff on the streets, and he turns out to be a Big Brother, can i get into trouble? thanks. If this is inappropriate, pls delete this post mods:)
     
  16. madhero

    madhero Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2011
    Singapore

    now, if you bought it from "ahem", u would then be in possession of a PV, then refer to post #11.
    If "ahem" sells you a PV, it would contravene the law and they would be deemed to have committed an offence in that act,, thus it would not be possible for them to do so.
     
  17. Ravikumar

    Ravikumar Full Member Verified Member

    Apr 28, 2013
    No Freedom Island
    Hahaha thanks bro
     
  18. G A N D A L F

    G A N D A L F Full Member

    Feb 28, 2013
    Singapore
    Great info! I hope things will get better round here for vapers. lifting the ecig ban [*edited] will always be in my prayers. [*edited] im sure it will be worth owning. Also still looking forward to attend and experience [*edited] grand vape expo. For the authorities who's lurking all I can say to you is, WAKE UP and realize that vaping is good and can also help [*edited] economy morethan the killer tobbaco can.
     
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  19. MegaDark

    MegaDark Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2012
    Dark World
  20. Lorenzal

    Lorenzal Full Member Verified Member

    May 15, 2013
    Singapore
    Thank you all for the info...seems to me that its almost impossible to be vaping. Hope to read more and get more info from all the Seniors here on this new habit. It seems like its way better than smoking but its illegal....Hmmmm....
     

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