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People are Mistaken about the Effective Dates of the VapeMail Ban… https://ift.tt/39ZBpVW

Apparently the misinformation is coming from a source more credible than myself, because no one seems to believe me (lol).

So here it is, straight from CASAA (bolds mine):

Congress passed and President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. On page 2669, the bill included language that will ultimately prohibit the US Postal Service from delivering vapor products to consumers.

The legislation does two things:

[Effective 90 days after passage, Mar. 27, 2021] Amends the “Jenkins Act” to include vapor products in regulations governing shipments of cigarettes and other tobacco products. The Jenkins Act requires tobacco (and soon vapor) retailers to report interstate sales of cigarettes to the buyers’ state tobacco tax administrator.

[Effective 120 days after passage, Apr. 26, 2021] Directs the US Postal Service to promulgate regulations prohibiting shipping vapor products through the mail.

While the amendments to the Jenkins Act will come into effect without any further debate, the regulations from the USPS require notice-and-comment, as part of the rulemaking process. CASAA is following these regulations and will put out an alert when public comment is open.

https://casaa.org/call-to-action/keep-vape-mail-legal-reject-s-1253/

One more point: The 120 day "Effective Date" for USPS is a deadline date – ie, USPS has until Apr. 26th, but they could get started sooner.

PS: We keep calling it 'the VapeMail Ban', but just in case anyone wants to write a congressman or something, the actual bill that passed is called "The Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act" (the POS Act, for short :). You'll also see it referred to as the Jenkins Act or the PACT Act, but this is just because the POS Act works by amending the Jenkins and PACT Acts to include vapor products rather than just the cigarettes and actual tobacco products they were originally written for.

Apparently the misinformation is coming from a source more credible than myself, because no one seems to believe me (lol).So here it is, straight from CASAA (bolds mine):Congress passed and President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. On page 2669, the bill included language that will ultimately prohibit the US Postal Service from delivering vapor products to consumers.The legislation does two things:[Effective 90 days after passage, Mar. 27, 2021] Amends the “Jenkins Act” to include vapor products in regulations governing shipments of cigarettes and other tobacco products. The Jenkins Act requires tobacco (and soon vapor) retailers to report interstate sales of cigarettes to the buyers’ state tobacco tax administrator.[Effective 120 days after passage, Apr. 26, 2021] Directs the US Postal Service to promulgate regulations prohibiting shipping vapor products through the mail.While the amendments to the Jenkins Act will come into effect without any further debate, the regulations from the USPS require notice-and-comment, as part of the rulemaking process. CASAA is following these regulations and will put out an alert when public comment is open.https://ift.tt/2KPxmDa more point: The 120 day “Effective Date” for USPS is a deadline date – ie, USPS has until Apr. 26th, but they could get started sooner.PS: We keep calling it ‘the VapeMail Ban’, but just in case anyone wants to write a congressman or something, the actual bill that passed is called “The Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act” (the POS Act, for short :). You’ll also see it referred to as the Jenkins Act or the PACT Act, but this is just because the POS Act works by amending the Jenkins and PACT Acts to include vapor products rather than just the cigarettes and actual tobacco products they were originally written for.

Submitted January 26, 2021 at 10:22PM by M_Onan_Batterload
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