“S. 1253, which is the Senate version of HR 3842, is getting quick-tracked via committee. This bill would prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from accepting packages of vapor items for delivery. Though this is not an all-out ban on on the net sales (private carriers like UPS and FedEx give signature on delivery), it would raise the price of buying vapor items (by $15-$20 per shipment) for people today who rely on getting in a position to have safer options delivered to their door (i.e. people today who reside in rural locations, people today who are unable to be house to sign for deliveries, etc…) by requiring signature on delivery,” explained CASAA.
“Age verification platforms currently exist which make this law unnecessary. Prohibiting the USPS from delivering vapor items will force legal-age buyers to spend further for an unnecessary layer of age verification,” CASAA.
The association added that although it is understandable that lawmakers would be performing their utmost to stop youth access to the items, this bill would fall quick in serving this objective. The legislation would not address access to social sources or illegal sellers on common social media platforms, exactly where a lot of teens get their devices. On the other hand, it would make it tough for people today living in smaller towns and urban neighborhoods exactly where vape shops may well not exist, to get the safer options.
This ban will only impact non-targeted groups
To this impact, CASAA is urging vapers to speak up and sign a petition. “Age verification platforms currently exist which make this law unnecessary. Prohibiting the USPS from delivering vapor items will force legal-age buyers to spend further for an unnecessary layer of age verification,” it explains.
The petition explains that although the vaping sector agrees with performing the utmost to stop teen access to vaping items, S.1253 will just make it tougher for law-abiding buyers to acquire the safer options. “Young people today will nonetheless have access to these items via lapses in employee coaching at c-shops and social media sources like instagram and snapchat (the similar sources accountable for promoting illicit THC cartridges accountable for thousands of lung injuries).”