USPS seeks feedback on proposed restrictions for shipping e-cigarettes

The Postal Service has proposed a rule change that would extend the mailing restrictions for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to include electronic cigarettes and other vaping-type products. The proposed rule change follows the recent enactment of the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, a federal law that restricts the shipping of such…

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Changes to Age Verification for Mailing of Cigarettes, Smokeless Tobacco Products

Cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are subject to numerous mailability restrictions. These restrictions may require Postal Serviceâ„¢ employees to conduct age verification of the sender and/or recipient of the item, as indicated below. DMM 601.11.5.3(a): For the exception for businesses mailing cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to other businesses or government agencies, the recipient must be…

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