You might have seen in the news recently that the "vape mail" restriction was passed as part of the COVID relief spending bill. We wanted to explain what this means for you and Electric Tobacconist.
The Preventing All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act was included in the COVID relief spending bill that was passed on December 21, 2020. In short, the new law classifies vaping products as combustible cigarettes and places them under old laws to ensure that sales and taxation are addressed properly.
Another provision of the PACT Act requires the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to create its own regulations for banning vape mail delivery. According to the bill, USPS has up to 120 days from the passage of the PACT Act to declare its new regulations concerning vape mail delivery.
The remainder of the law enforces requirements in the following areas:
- Age verification
- Sales bans or restrictions (e.g., flavor ban)
- Delivery, billing, or shipping
- State and ATF reporting
What does this mean for your vaping products?
Unfortunately, the passage of the PACT Act will likely make it more difficult for adults to access their vaping products.
Electric Tobacconist has long been focused on compliance, and all of our sales are in strict accordance with age verification rules; bans and restrictions on sales; and excise taxes. We will be compliant with these new laws, but rest assured that we will be here in the long run. Additionally, you will not notice a change in the products or service you receive.
We pride ourselves on offering the best shipping options in the industry, and we will continue to do so after these new regulations have been approved. We plan to offer USPS as a shipping carrier until it is no longer legal to do so.
We will email you and announce more on our site soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us via our Help Desk and we'll be happy to assist you.
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