Below are the shipping options that will be available on our site beginning March 25, 2021. Please note that all shipments will require an adult signature and proof of ID at the point of delivery.
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.
First and foremost, Electric Tobacconist will continue to operate and be here in the long term to serve our customers.
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. So to reiterate, we will be here in the long term and in compliance with the new laws.
Summary of Industry Changes
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. This law is referred to as the PACT Act.
The United States Postal Service has between now and April 27, 2021, to create its ruling for restricting vape mail. Once USPS has announced its ruling, it will no longer ship vaping products. At the very latest, this will be April 27.
It was announced by UPS and FedEx that they would also be changing their policy to not ship vaping products. Please note, this is strictly an internal policy decision by UPS and FedEx; they can legally still carry vaping products.
Electric Tobacconist will be working with specialist carriers that can collect the required adult signature on delivery.
Initially, we will not have access to the whole country, so we won’t be able to serve our entire customer base. However, as these carriers' coverage expands, we will email you to confirm that we can ship to you again.
Electric Tobacconist has been engaging in our own lobbying efforts because we believe in the legal access by adults to these products. Our conversations with Congress were to discuss how online sales help to restrict youth access to these products by using age and identity verification. We also discussed how an industry-leading set of standards should be used across brick and mortar sales as well as online sales. We are strong advocates for the vaping industry and the public health impact these products can have.
Ideas to help get your vaping products and save money!
Electric Tobacconist has always offered the best shipping options in the industry, and we will continue to do so. We will email you and announce more on our site soon.
We offer the best multibuys and discounts, so consider ordering more so it lasts longer and saves on shipping costs.
The remainder of the law enforces requirements in the following areas:
Electric Tobacconist has always sought to be compliant, and you will not notice a change in the products or service you receive.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via our Help Desk.