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Private Companies follow USPS Vape Mail Ban

Private Companies follow USPS Vape Mail Ban

 

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Following the passage of the Omnibus Stimulus Bill and the subsequent announcement that USPS would no longer be carrying vape products, some people wondered if private shipping companies would stop allowing vapor products as well. Now that more time has passed, major shipping companies that ship to consumers have also announced they would stop accepting vape products.

USPS has until April 27, 2021 until it can no longer ship vapor products. However, it is likely that they will stop accepting vapor products earlier than their deadline.

Fedex has announced it would no longer accept vapor products starting March 1, 2021.

UPS announced it “will not transport vaping products to, from, or within the United States due to the increased complexity to ship those products.” Starting April 5, 2021, UPS will also no longer ship vape products.

Overall, this will make things quite difficult for online retailers and to small businesses that do not move enough products to justify using specialized private shipping companies. Fedex, UPS, and USPS were the most affordable shipping options for consumers. Their decision to stop handling will affect many vapers and retailers, both brick and mortar and online.


References:

Congress Amends the PACT Act to Apply to All Vaping Products, Placing Huge Burden on Small Manufacturers as Third-Party Common Carriers Refuse to Ship Products



3 Responses

SANDRA GREGORY

April 13, 2021

I think the UPS access point is just not updated on UPS site. They indicate the below due to the PACT Act requirements.
Vaping Products

Vaping Products are considered Tobacco Products for the purpose of this policy. UPS no longer accepts for U.S. domestic shipment, including import and export into or from the U.S., any Vaping Product, including but not limited to e-cigarette devices and e-liquids or gels, regardless of nicotine content, even if a Shipper or consignee is permitted to ship and receive Vaping Products under applicable laws or regulations.

Chad Lacks

March 01, 2021

I’m very concerned about the useless ban on shipping vape products. I successfully stopped smoking cigarettes after 25 years with the help of vape products. It has improved my health more than anything else, but it’s given me a safer alternative to smoking. I don’t want to have to go back to starting my morning with coughing for fifteen minutes just so I can breathe! It’s not very hard to see who is behind this ban, you would think that “big tobacco companies” have made enough money over the years to be able to handle a little competition. This is just another example of how we are starting to loose our freedom a little bit at a time in this country!

Sparky

March 01, 2021

I’ve just read the ups site and even though they say that they will no longer deliver directly to the house the will deliver to the local hub for pickup.. and require adult age verification.. looks like it’s not completely over..
*From ups website.
Ship to a UPS Access Point location
Approved tobacco shippers may use the Ship to a UPS Access Point® location service in conjunction with Adult Signature Required (ASR) for consumers who prefer to pick up shipments from UPS Access Point locations.

To ship tobacco to a UPS Access Point location:

Shippers must use a UPS Locator tool and the “Accepts Restricted Articles” filter to select an approved destination UPS Access Point location
Tobacco shipments can be redirected to UPS Access Point locations with the ability to accept restricted goods

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