Singapore

Brief Overview

In Singapore, the importation, distribution, sale, purchase, use, and possession of e-cigarettes is banned.

In regards to importation, distribution, and sale, those guilty of such offenses can be fined up to $10,000 (~USD$7,625) or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to both. Repeat offenders are liable to a fine not exceeding $20,000 (~USD$15,250) or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both.

In regards to purchase, use, and possession, those guilty of such offenses can be fined up to $2,000 (~US$1,525).

Although there is still somewhat of a vaping scene in the country, we strongly advise that you do not purchase, use or possess any e-cigarette products while in Singapore.

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All Laws & Regulations

Singapore became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 27, 2005.

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Review Status

This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our staff. No in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts reviewed our analysis.

Relevant Links & Articles

TOBACCO (CONTROL OF ADVERTISEMENTS AND SALE) ACT: https://sso.agc.gov.sg/Act/TCASA1993/Uncommenced/20180131100818?DocDate=20110715&ValidDt=20190101

Tobacco Control Laws: https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/singapore/laws

World Health Organization Tobacco Report: http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/sgp.pdf?ua=1

Tobacco Atlas Information: http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/country-data/singapore/

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