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What you need to know about the Vape Mail Ban?

Posted on January 14 2021

USPS has opened their comment section relating to the Vape Mail Ban. Help USPS and congress members understand the importance of having smoking alternatives. Make sure that your voice is heard and submit a comment here:

CASAA - VAPE MAIL BAN COMMENT PERIOD IS OPEN

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Along with welcome coronavirus economic relief, the 2021 omnibus spending bill that Congress passed on Dec. 21 2020 contains serious restrictions on vape product shipping that will change the retail vape market for the worse. 

The “Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act” was described by many as the “vape mail ban.” The law does in fact require the U.S. Postal Service to create its own regulations within 120 days banning U.S. Mail delivery of vaping products—whether they contain nicotine or not. In fact, the postal ban and PACT Act provisions will include all e-liquid and oil vaping devices, nicotine and nicotine-free e-liquids, CBD and delta-8 THC liquids and oils, and every related component, part or accessory intended for those products.

Online retailers will be required to:

  • Register with the U.S. Attorney General
  • Verify age of customers using a commercially available database
  • Use private shipping services that collect an adult signature at the point of delivery
  • If selling in states that tax vaping products, sellers must register with the federal government and with the tobacco tax administrators of the states
  • Collect all applicable local and state taxes, and affix any required tax stamps to the products sold
  • Send each taxing state’s tax administrator a list of all transactions with customers in their state, including the names and addresses of each customer sold to, and the quantities and type of each product sold
  • Maintain records for five years of any “delivery interrupted because the carrier or service determines or has reason to believe that the person ordering the delivery is in violation of the [PACT Act]”

Sellers who do not register or don’t comply with the shipping and reporting rules of the PACT Act are subject to severe penalties, including up to three years in prison.

Soon after the Congress passed the PACT Act, Fedex and UPS have also announced that they will cease all deliveries of vapor products. Without effective delivery options, online vaping store and manufactures will be challenged to find effective private logistic and transportation company to deliver the vapor products. Current dates for Fedex, UPS and USPS to stop shipping vapor products as follow:

  • FedEx to stop Shipping Vapes by March 1, 2021 
  • UPS to stop Vape Delivery by April 5, 2021
  • USPS to stop Vape Shipping by April 27, 2021

On February 19, USPS published its proposal in compliance with the PACT Act: USPS cannot accept or transmit any package that it knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, contains non-mailable smokeless tobacco or cigarettes unless under below circumstances:

  • Noncontiguous States: Intrastate shipments within Alaska or Hawaii;
  • Business/Regulatory Purposes: Shipments transmitted between verified and authorized tobacco industry businesses for business purposes, or between such businesses and federal or state agencies for regulatory purposes;
  • Certain Individuals: Lightweight shipments mailed between adult individuals, limited to 10 per 30-day period;
  • Consumer Testing: Limited shipments of cigarettes sent by verified and authorized manufacturers to adult smokers for consumer testing purposes; and
  • Public Health: Limited shipments by federal agencies for public health purposes under similar rules applied to manufacturers conducting consumer testing.

    

 

These new set of regulations are the strictest regulations yet on the vaping industry and will likely to put many small business out of business. Even if online retailers and manufactures find ways to ship vapor products through private shipping logistics, the cost to ship these products will increase by at least $20 per order if not more. Moreover, due to most private shipping carriers are only dedicated to ship within a few states, and some of them have limited ability to reach rural areas, to purchase a vapor products through online vape store will be extremely difficult once the deadlines hit for ending vapor products delivery through Fedex, UPS and USPS.

 

 

9 comments

  • Ibelisse A. Jones: April 07, 2021

    Okay so I waS reading these. And I had to say something. This is a crock of beep and of course it’s all about the money. Especially since this Covid bs started. Does anyone know if I’m too late to make sure I’m not screwed? Does anyone know if they are going to be shipping again. Should I stock up better? I am not trying to get fooked off.

  • Troy P.: March 22, 2021

    It’s Beyond Crazy what’s happening with the PACT ACT. I don’t understand why the Private Delivery Services had to jump on Board, it’s just Sad that this is Really Happening?!

  • Brenda: March 21, 2021

    Wow the government sticking their noses in our lives again what a shock, this is bullshit vaping saves lives and cigarettes kill but which one of the two is the government making its money? They want us to go back to cigarettes so they can make the money off the taxes, just about half of the cost of a pack of cigarettes is tax so you see why they are going to such great lengths to put a stop to vaping, they could care less about our health or the health of children, it’s about the all mighty dollar and it always will be, we are losing our freedom how sad.

  • Carl: March 16, 2021

    When big tobacco loses money, vape bans go in to overdrive. Ain’t it great? The can’t stand to lose a single penny. So cry to FDA about it, and then we suffer even more for it. Big Tobacco, Big Pharma, FDA, three peas in a shit pod.

  • Sean : February 22, 2021

    As for the idiot comment about the girl being shot in the capital building, She was trespassing & was breaking into the US Capital, that’s why she got shot. I’m surprised more didn’t get shot.
    Second, what the Hell is going on with this vape ban? I’ve quit drinking, I’ve quit opiates but cigarettes were Impossible to quit but Vaping, Vaping gave me the ability to quit smoking cigarettes. I find it a sham that cigarette sales continue & people die everyday from smoking but when kids myself included back in the day started smoking oh flipping well but when a great product comes along & because one company abused its marketing power by going after kids now all the lives of people who have been saved will lose the ability to continue with choice & reasonable prices is f*ing ridiculous. I order online because the prices of local shops is pricey. now that capitalism is being hindered I don’t even want to think what local shops will get away with. Unbelievable. This hypocrisy is par for the course it would seem, what the hell is wrong with people?
    Vaping does save lives.

  • JimB: February 08, 2021

    Vape bans are more likely to get worse in the near term. I thought this might happen at some point. I made a decision to buy mostly rebuildable atomizers and a few mechanical mods over a year ago.
    The law that banned vape mail also gave each of us $600. Invest in some nicotine base now. I got enough to make 16 years of ejuice, some flavors, a scale, and some pg&vg. Food flavorings, vg & pg are multi use and will be impossible to ban. DIY ejuice is easy and recipe sites exist.

  • Andrew: February 08, 2021

    She was shot because she illegally and violently entered the United States Capitol building. She wasn’t protesting she was rioting. And she was doing it for the same guy who signed this fucking Vape ban into law. Funny how you left that part out.

  • John: February 04, 2021

    Hey, They shot an unarmed women in the capital just for protesting after they damn near invited the crowd in the place. Like they had no other choice but to kill her. The government violates the US Constitution daily now. We are just another Dictatorship now. They won’t care what we think about tyranical vape laws. Freedom is just a memory now.

  • Karen: January 17, 2021

    Wow! So they’ve done it again! Managed to make something that has saved hundreds of thousands of lives seem like such a horrible thing that now we need even MORE restrictions yet continue to leave cigarettes alone, untouched throughout all of this when they are the REAL PROBLEM !!!! These new restrictions are going to leave a lot of people unable to afford vape products who buy online, me included, and may be forced to take measures such as going back to nasty cigarettes. Why the FDA and others don’t see this as a BIG ISSUE is beyond me and makes me question so much. I guess as far as my journey is concerned-we’ll see what happens. I’ll have 7 years cigarette free in May thanks to VAPING and I’d love nothing more than to continue that. #VapingSavesLives

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