Logic brand e-cigarettes will end the online sales of its products, according to an email to customers. “Unfortunately, as of March 16, 2021, we will discontinue online sales of Logic products. Due to recent regulations, Logic will be unable to ship online orders after this date,” the email states. “Logic has worked tirelessly to make sure we provide you with the best possible vaping and shopping experience. Always have, always will.”
The company states that the recent amendment to the 2009 All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act prevents the company from being able to mail its products to consumers. In late December, former President Trump voted into law a $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief bill that contained a provision banning the USPS from delivering vapor products.
The USPS was already prohibited from delivering cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to consumers under the PACT Act. The law passed in December extends the act’s original definition of “cigarette” to include electronic nicotine-delivery systems (ENDS).
Tobacco and vapor companies may use private services to ship their products to consumers, but the PACT Act requires them to register with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the tobacco tax administrators of the states into which a shipment is made. Delivery sellers are further required to verify the age and identity of the customer at purchase and maintain records of delivery sales for a period of four years after the date of sale, creating substantial administrative burdens.
Critically for the vapor industry, the most popular carriers, Federal Express (FedEx) and United Parcel Service (UPS), have recently announced that they would cease all deliveries of vapor products.
Age-verified adult consumers can order Logic products at logicvapes.us until March 16 at 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. In order to help consumers locate Logic products, the company has updated and improved its online store locator.
“We believe that all age-verified adult vapers and smokers should have the choice to purchase vapor products online to be delivered to their home. However, as a responsible company, we always remain committed to regulatory compliance,” the email states. “We’re dedicated to doing whatever it takes to deliver pleasurable vaping moments you can truly enjoy.
Acquired by Japan Tobacco in 2015, Logic is not the first vapor company to cease online sales in the wake of the shipping ban. In February, Securience, which manufactures Durasmoke, Forge and other brands, announced it would be closing its doors in March due to the restrictions. Lizard Juice e-liquids also said it would stop mailing products to consumers.
When the legislation took effect, experts predicted that small companies would bear the brunt of the measure.