What is the PACT Act?
The PACT Act (Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act) was originally passed in 2009 to prohibit the use of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to deliver combustible cigarettes directly to customers. In addition to the ban on USPS shipping, the PACT Act required cigarette manufacturers to register with the ATF, file detailed monthly reports with respective state tobacco tax administrators, obtain customer age verification at purchase, and use a delivery method that requires ID and signature of adult customer.
How is Huni Badger affected by the PACT Act?
On December 27th, 2020, buried in the most recent COVID-19 relief bill as part of the "Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021", Congress amended the PACT Act to include e-cigarettes and all vaping products. Effective March 28th, 2021, recipients of all vaping product(s) purchased online will be required by law, to present ID and sign for their delivery. The USPS mail ban on vaping products will go into effect on April 27th, 2021. After this date, customers will no longer be able to receive vaping products by way of USPS delivery. Unfortunately, UPS and FEDEX have chosen to ban the delivery of all direct-to-consumer vaping products as well. This was not mandated by the government but decided by each respective carrier.
What this means for Huni Badger customers?
We are still trying to figure out what is the best way to continue servicing our customers, but here is where we currently stand:
- Effective March 28, 2021, recipients of all vaping product(s) purchased on HuniBadger.com will be required, by law, to present ID and sign for their delivery.
- We will continue to ship the Huni Badger vaporizer and replacement parts via USPS through April 27, 2021.
- After April 27, 2021, we will stop online retail sales of the Huni Badger vaporizer and replacement parts on HuniBadger.com until further notice. Merchandise and other accessories not limited by the PACT Act will still be available for purchase on our website.
We are actively exploring all possible alternative solutions, if you have any suggestions or recommendations regarding this matter, please email us. In the meantime, please stock up on what you need. We thank you very much for your loyalty, continual support and business, #hbfam!