Vape mail is a big thing for our industry especially for people who have disabilities, health issues, or live in rural areas that don’t have access to brick and mortar stores. S 1253 would prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from accepting packages of vapor products for delivery. While this is not a full ban on online sales, this means increased costs to consumers and new barriers for law-abiding adults. Vapers would have to pay an extra $15 to $20 for signature on delivery through UPS or Fedex.
Supporters of this bill argue that stopping the shipment of vapor products will reduce youth usage. What they won’t say is that less than 6% of youth report buying vapor products online. At the same time, this bill will do very little to discourage young people from seeking out informal sources of age-restricted and illicit products. Friends, family, and strangers will continue supplying underage experimenters while people who don’t have access to a reliable brick and mortar vape shop will be pressured to return to smoking.
Casaa has created an easy way for you to send a message to your lawmakers on their website! CLICK HERE to submit your opposition of S 1253!
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