The attorney general of Maine has instructed all online vape sellers to stop selling to Maine residents.
The Maine Retails Sales Tobacco Act restricts all vape and tobacco sales to in person only, thus making online purchases illegal for Maine residents.
Veppo has taken measures to ensure that it is following the Maine Retails Sales Tobacco Act and has restricted sales. Maine residents will no longer be allowed to complete checkout if their shipping address is in the state of Maine.
The Following is from the informational warning letter Veppo has received:
The definition of tobacco products, Title 22 Me. Rev. Stat. §1551(3). As such, they are subject to the prohibition on delivery sales pursuant to Title 22 Me. Rev. Stat. §1555-B(1), which requires that all sales of tobacco products occur in direct, face-to-face exchanges. Any and all sales of electronic nicotine delivery systems or associated products to Maine consumers via the internet are illegal and will subject Veppo International LLC, to enforcement by this office, which may result in fines in excess of $1,000 per violation.
Additionally, knowingly transporting a tobacco product or causing a tobacco product to be delivered to a consumer in the State of Maine is a violation of Title 22 Me. Rev. Stat. §1555-D. Failure to comply with this law may lead to a fine of up to $1,500 per violation.
We have modified the sales practices to prevent internet sales to any consumers in Maine, including posting that limitation in a readily visible location on our website that will show if a Maine shipping address tries to checkout.
Thank you to all our past Maine customers. You have been wonderful. All the best to you!
Veppo Vape Team
Gina King is the brand manager for Veppo, a family run brand offering select, tested, high quality vape pen vaporizers, e-liquid and e-cigars. Over the past 12 years, Veppo has provided more than 250,000 customers a friendly alternative to cigarettes.
Gina is a mother, writer, traveler and speaker and has been featured on HuffPost, Forbes, Elite Daily and more.