E-cigarette Delivery Sales in 2021
On December 27, 2020, the federal government passed an omnibus spending package and coronavirus relief law. The bill contained legislation that includes an amendment to the definition of “cigarette” in existing laws covering delivery sales and shipments of cigarettes (including roll-your-own tobacco), and smokeless tobacco.
For the first time, these laws will cover e-cigarettes. This
updated definition impacts multiple federal
agencies and legal regimes; consequently,
including e-cigarettes in these legal regimes will
take some time to achieve full implementation.
What did Congress Accomplish in
this New Legislation?
In December 2020, Congress enacted legislation
dubbed The Preventing Online Sales of
E-Cigarettes to Children Act, which was included
as part of the omnibus federal spending bill for
fiscal year 2021. The legislation extends the
same protections already in place for cigarettes
and smokeless tobacco to prevent online
sales of e-cigarettes to children and youth. It
accomplished this by amending the definition of
“cigarette” that applies to the Jenkins and PACT
Read the full article here: https://www.publichealthlawcenter.org/sites/default/files/resources/Return-To-Sender-PACT-Act.pdf