If you’ve been following the latest news, laws, and regulations, you’ve most likely heard about the impending “vape mail ban”. If you haven’t, don’t fret, we’re here to break it down for you. Tucked away at the very end of the first Covid-19 bill was an act called “The Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children (PACT) Act”. The act essentially limits the ability to deliver vape cartridges and pens to retail customers. And, unfortunately for vape users, the largest mail carriers including UPS, USPS, FedEx, and DHL are all participating.
The PACT Act specifically states that “effective March 28, 2021, recipients of all vaping products purchased online will be required by law to present ID and sign for their delivery. The U.S. Postal Service ban on mailing vaping products will go into effect on April 27, 2021. After this date, customers will no longer be able to receive vaping products by way of USPS delivery”.
In addition to the shipping restrictions, any online retail vape sales will require the merchant to report the name and address of the person making the order and what was purchased to their home state and other relevant federal agencies.
What this means for you
Unfortunately, as the PACT Act requires ID and adult signatures as of March 28th, any orders made on or after that date will incur an additional shipping charge to account for this service. We will try to take on as much of this extra charge ourselves as possible as well as offer deals to try and offset the shipping increase throughout the next few weeks.
We really hate that it’s come to this and sincerely hope this doesn’t lead to our loyal customers to turn back to cigarettes. We are hopeful to find a new shipping method before the deadline or shortly thereafter and further updates will be posted to this page as we have more information.