On December 27th, 2021, Congress amended the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) act to apply to electronic cigarettes and all other vaping products altogether. PACT amendment is a part of the Jenkins Act 1949, which is in existence for the past several decades.
How the latest PACT amendment on vaping products affects the manufacturers and end-users? Is it a good thing or a bad thing for us? It may have both aspects, but overall it offers many good things to all the stakeholders.
Like any industry, the vaping industry is experiencing a time when the sales and usage of vaping products are regulated. In a way, it’s a good thing for both sellers and buyers. The latest acts and regulations make the marketplace better, safer and transparent.
However, we have to pass the transition phase by getting things in line with the PACT and other Federal acts that regulate vaping product sales. At this crucial juncture, we, at HQD E-cig, feel responsible for conveying the highlights of the recent PACT updates to our customers.
Let’s explore how the PACT act affects or improves the sales and purchase activities in the vaping industry.
No more vapes for minor
As per the latest PACT ACT amendment, the Electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is also included in the original definition of “cigarette” All vaping products, vape accessories, e-liquids, and components, irrespective of the nicotine presence, falls under the radar.
Sales of any vaping device, vape pens, hookah, e-cigs, disposables, and pod vapes to minors stand prohibited. To comply, every seller and the common third-party carrier has to verify the buyer’s identity document. Consequently, no children can buy vaping products anymore.
A temporary hiccup
The latest PACT ACT delegates the third-part carriers with complex procedures when it comes to delivering ENDS. As a result, FedEx prohibited shipping vaping products within, to, or from the USA. UPS also has stopped transporting vaping products effective April 5th, 2021.
The act also presses on the manufacturers and retailers to use USPS to deliver vaping products. Nevertheless, HQD E-cig is working hard to deliver your orders on time as promised.
A better marketplace
The PACT ACT amendment offers the safest and most convenient marketplace for buyers. It is not the FDA but the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives (ATF) that enforces the latest PACT amendment.
As per the PACT ACT, manufacturers and sellers of vaping products must have all applicable state licenses and permits to continue serving their customers. The same will be implemented with utmost delegation by ATF.
So, no more black market vapes and unauthorized manufacturing or sale of vaping products will be there in the market. Only authentic vape brands and manufacturers can sell vaping products in the USA. Consequently, all vapers will get the highest quality vapes that are authentic, safer, and efficient.
We need your support
We appreciate your support in helping us serve you better. HQD E-cig will comply with all the requirements delegated by the PACT ACT, and we will continue to serve our customers better than ever. We request the same level of support and compliance to the PACT act and all federal and state laws on vaping products.