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PACT:The USPS Vape Mail Ban - What is it exactly, and what You can do about it. (SUSPENDED!) UPDATE: ADDENDUM MADE APRIL 27TH!)

ALL CREDIT GOES TO FLAWLESS VAPES FOR KINDLY ASSEMBLING A MAP OF THE THE STATES AVIDLY BUCKING AGAINST PACTLATEST STATES ADDED TO SHIPPING 04/02/21: CO / IL (Excluding Cook

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ALL CREDIT GOES TO FLAWLESS VAPES FOR KINDLY ASSEMBLING A MAP OF THE THE STATES AVIDLY BUCKING AGAINST PACT

LATEST STATES ADDED TO SHIPPING 04/02/21:

CO / IL (Excluding Cook County and Chicago) / IN / IA / MT / NV / NJ / NM / WY

Currently all the states in Green will are able to continue without interruptions.

In December 2020, a congressional amendment to the PACT Act was signed into the law as part of the omnibus spending bill. The effect of this new law broadens the definition of tobacco products to include electronic cigarettes, vapes, E-Liquids, and vaping accessories.

Starting March 27, 2021 the PACT will require online retailers to collect state and local excise taxes on vaping products and require Adult Signature (21+) on all deliveries nationwide. Other compliance requirements include labeling and packaging, record-keeping, and State and Federal registration and reporting.

In addition to these requirements, the major shipping carriers will no longer be shipping vaping products. So we have been working hard to find viable solutions.

Our main goal since we started was to help people get off cigarettes. It is exciting to hear regular customers on the phone or in person on how vape saved their lives. So that is why we are working on getting almost all the states back. We will have an update  with more states that will be reactivating and we will keep you informed on more states as that information arrives.

Thank You In Advance,

Flawless Team

PACT:The USPS Vape Mail Ban - What is it exactly, and what You can do about it.

Per the PACT ACT 2020

LATEST STATES ADDED TO SHIPPING 02APR2021

CO / IL (Excluding Cook County and Chicago) / IN / IA / MT / NV / NJ / NM / WY

We are working diligently with each and every state that will allow us to ship to all of our great customers but we have to follow all state and federal laws. We will make everyone aware as more state become available. Currently all the states in Green will are able to continue without interruptions.

In December 2020, a congressional amendment to the PACT Act was signed into the law as part of the omnibus spending bill. The effect of this new law broadens the definition of tobacco products to include electronic cigarettes, vapes, E-Liquids, and vaping accessories.

Starting March 27, 2021 the PACT will require online retailers to collect state and local excise taxes on vaping products and require Adult Signature (21+) on all deliveries nationwide. Other compliance requirements include labeling and packaging, record-keeping, and State and Federal registration and reporting.

In addition to these requirements, the major shipping carriers will no longer be shipping vaping products. So we have been working hard to find viable solutions.

Our main goal since we started was to help people get off cigarettes. It is exciting to hear regular customers on the phone or in person on how vape saved their lives. So that is why we are working on getting almost all the states back. We will have an update with more states that will be reactivating and we will keep you informed on more states as that information arrives.

Thank You In Advance,

Flawless Team




Until April 26th 2021, YOU ARE ALLOWED TO SHIP VAPE PRODUCTS VIA USPS.

The 2021 Appropriations bill into law on Dec 27, 2020.



Included in that 5,000+ page bill was language that adds “electronic nicotine delivery systems” (or “ENDS”) to shipping regulations enacted by The Jenkins Act and The Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT Act).


The practical effect of the new law is a ban on shipping vapor products through the USPS.

Below are the specifics as to what could be the ultimate result of acquiring vapor products for both the retailer and the consumer:

Online retailers will be required to:

472.22 Exception for Business/Regulatory Purposes

Eligibility to mail and to receive mail under the business/regulatory purposes exception is limited to federal and state government agencies and legally operating businesses that have all applicable state and federal government licenses or permits and are engaged in tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, export, import, testing, investigation, or research under the conditions in 472.221 to 472.223.

472.222 Mailing

Customers eligible to mail under the business/regulatory purposes exception may enter mailings of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco only at the locations specified in the customer‘s application. Applicable mailings may not be tendered through Pickup on Demand or Package Pickup services. Before mailing any shipment under this exception, the mailer must present proof that the PCSC has authorized the mailer to mail such shipments at that location. All mailings under the business/regulatory purposes exception must:

  1. Be entered in a face-to-face transaction with a Postal Service employee (package pickup not permitted) as Priority Mail Express with Hold for Pickup service, Priority Mail Express with an Adult Signature service (see DMM 503.9.0), or Priority Mail with an Adult Signature service;
  2. Be accompanied by a request for PS Form 3811 return receipt, which must bear the sender‘s PACT eligibility number issued by the PCSC in the return address block as well as the addressee‘s full name and address, and made returnable to the PCSC, PACT Mailing Office (see DMM 608.4.1 for address);
  3. Bear the marking “PERMITTED TOBACCO MAILING — DELIVER ONLY TO ADDRESSED BUSINESS/AGENCY — RECIPIENT MUST FURNISH PROOF OF AGE AND EMPLOYMENT” on the address side of the mailpiece (place the marking directly above, below, or to the left of the postage);
  4. Bear the business or government agency name and full mailing addresses of both the sender and recipient, both of which must match exactly those listed on the customer‘s application on file with the Postal Service.
472.223 Delivery

Mailings bearing the marking for business/regulatory purposes can only be delivered to a verified employee of the addressee business or government agency. The recipient must show proof that he or she is an employee of the business or government identified as the addressee on the mailing label under the following conditions:

  1. The recipient must be an adult of at least the minimum age for the legal sale or purchase of tobacco products at the place of delivery, which should be verified by a postal employee before releasing or delivering the item to the recipient. The recipient must furnish proof of age via a driver‘s license, passport, or other government-issued photo identification that lists age or date of birth.
  2. Once age and the recipient‘s identity as an employee of the addressee are established, the recipient must sign PS Form 3849 and PS Form 3811 in the appropriate signature blocks. If the mailer‘s eligibility number is missing in the return address block of the PS Form 3811, the mailing must be returned to sender.
472.23 Exception for Certain Individuals

The exception for certain individuals permits the mailing of small quantities of cigarettes or smokeless tobacco by individual adults to businesses or to other adults. Such shipments may include, but are not limited to, cigarettes and smokeless tobacco exchanged as gifts between individual adults and a damaged or unacceptable tobacco product returned by a consumer to the manufacturer. For purposes of this rule, “gifts” do not include products purchased by one individual for another from a third-party vendor through a mail-order transaction, or the inclusion of cigarettes or smokeless tobacco at no additional charge with other matter pursuant to a commercial transaction. Eligibility to mail under the certain individuals exception may be revoked by the manager, PCSC, in the event of failure to comply with any applicable rules and regulations. A customer may appeal an adverse initial decision to the manager,

472.232 Mailing

No customer may send or cause to be sent more than 10 mailings under this exception in any 30-day period. Each mailing under the certain individuals exception must:

  1. Be entered (package pickup not permitted) as Priority Mail Express with Hold For Pickup service, Priority Mail Express with an Adult Signature service (see DMM 503.9.0), or Priority Mail with an Adult Signature service, unless shipped to APO/FPO/DPO addresses under 472.234.
  2. Bear the marking “PERMITTED TOBACCO MAILING — DELIVER ONLY TO AGE-VERIFIED ADULT OF LEGAL AGE” on the address side of the exterior of the mailpiece (place the marking directly above, below, or to the left of the postage);
  3. Bear the full name and mailing address of the sender and recipient on the Priority Mail Express or Priority Mail label;
  4. Weigh no more than 10 ounces.
472.233 Delivery

Delivery under the certain individuals exception is made under the following conditions:

  1. The recipient receiving or signing for the article must be an adult of at least the minimum age for the legal sale or purchase of tobacco products at the place of delivery. This must be confirmed by postal employees.
  2. The recipient must furnish proof of age via a driver‘s license, passport, or other government-issued photo identification that lists age or date of birth.
  3. For Priority Mail Express or Adult Signature articles, once age is established, the recipient must sign PS Form 3849 in the appropriate signature block.
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