Shipping Notes for U.S.A. Customers
Due to the new FDA regulations we now require that the billing and shipping address for our U.S. customers needs to match in order to verify that the purchaser is of legal age.
We apologize for any inconvenience but we are required to abide the regulations, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Effective August 8th 2016
Please see the notes below to see how this affects your State.
We are extremely sad to announce that we can no longer sell our E-liquids to you through our online store due to the amendments in UTAH HB415.
Unfortunately due to a legislation that took effect July 1, 2016 SB 1012 which enacts a 7.5 cents per milliliter tax on e-liquid regardless of nicotine content.
We are required to obtain approval from the West Virginia Tax Commission before being able to ship into the state. As we do not agree with the unfair ruling put in place purely to protect the income from tobacco interests, we will not be seeking this approval and as such cannot ship to our customers in West Virginia.
Effective July 1, 2016 Indiana ATC (Alcohol Tobacco Commission) put in place new manufacturing regulations in which the status of E-Liquid online sales is uncertain. The new rulings for compliance have been considered to be somewhat shady to say the least (these include giving all liquid production to a group of six producers, two of whom have not actually started any kind of liquid production yet, rejecting many out of state liquid manufacturers applications, compliance requirements that would directly benefit members of the compliance board. As well as other highly questionable rulings). The law is currently being challenged legally due to the almost impossible compliance requirements, cross state trading laws as well as questions about the regulators in place and their links to creators of the law.
Therefore we have currently decided to put a hold on purchases from Indiana until a clear regulation is in place and the current legal challenges have been completed.
The Pennsylvania legislature chose to protect the state’s cigarette tax revenue stream by voting to pass HB 1198. 40% tax on the purchase price of all vapor products including devices and liquids.
Manufacturers, Distributors, and Retailers must obtain licenses from the state in order to sell products in Pennsylvania.
Any consumer who purchases vapor products from an unlicensed dealer over the internet or through the mail is liable for paying a tax of 40% of the retail price. Anyone who possesses “tobacco products” for which the tax has not been paid commits a summary offense which can result in fines and up to 30 days in jail (Section 1207-A(a)).
Due to these rulings we cannot currently ship to customers in Pennsylvania.
ANY ORDERS PLACED FROM THE ABOVE STATES WILL HAVE THE ORDER CANCELLED AND ANY MONEY REFUNDED.
A personal note from the Owner of Vape Explorer Ltd:
We urge all our American customers to fight these laws that are being brought in under the guise of public safety in order to actually covertly protect tobacco revenue.
We have no problem, as does the majority of this industry, with sensible regulation, traceability and safety requirements. We do not agree however with some of the blatantly corrupt laws being brought in masquerading as something else in order to attempt to covertly force people back to smoking solely to protect certain states revenue streams from big tobacco.
Contact your local representative, your governor, your local vaping advocacy group and show those in power you have a voice.