Tasker Payment Gateways LLC has developed an info page for those who sell electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes. This guide can help physical retailers, distributors and especially online vendors understand some of the complexities involved with selling electronic cigarettes.
According to Tasker Payment Gateways, regulations on both physical retailers and internet sales can be unclear. As the online guide explains, “most state laws regarding e-cigarettes pertain to physical retailers and distributors. But some states are starting to directly regulate the online sale of electronic cigarettes in order to close the loopholes some feel minors use to purchase vapor products.”
E-cigarettes have become a controversial topic in legislatures around the country. An e-cigarette or “vaping device” is a small battery operated device that contains a liquid with nicotine in it. The liquid is vaporized and inhaled, producing a similar experience to smoking a cigarette but without inhaling tobacco smoke. Many states have declared e-cigarettes as tobacco products, while other states classify them as a separate product that is exempt from tobacco-related restrictions.
This can make understanding state laws very tricky. Understanding the particular laws in the state that the business operates in and the state that the business ships to will help avoid legal problems. To help customers even further, the guide features sample state laws with commentary.
“The best rule of thumb is to know the tobacco laws for each state and abide by them, except in cases where alternative laws regulating e-commerce exist,” the guide advises. “If in any doubt, consult an attorney familiar with your business model and the states in question.” Note that the guide was created for general information purposes and is not intended to be legal advice.
This guide was designed to help outline ways to lower the risk for physical retailers, distributors and online vendors that sell e-cigarettes. Legal concerns aside, Tasker Payment Gateways offers vape friendly payment gateway solutions that help customers expand their businesses profitably. Read the detailed guide here.
Rules and regulations vary a great deal when you’re in the e-cig or vaping business. State to state, online sales, retail, distribution. There are rules for it all. We’d love to help you sort out how it affects the gateways and processors you choose. Whether you’re familiar with us or not, “ready now” or “just planning”, we’re happy to answer any questions.