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Banning Internet E Cig Sales question.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:44 am
by Fiamma
I'm really not sure how many people actually participate in this forum. I'm going to give this question a shot here anyway.

In recent days we have seen Facebook start deleting e cig sellers pages here and there, perhaps as they are 'discovered', PayPal closing e cig vendors accounts, also perhaps as they are 'discovered', and now Authorize.net doing the same thing.

To 'my' current knowledge there is no federal law banning the internet sales of e cigarettes, only tobacco cigarettes.

Facebook is quoting their TOS as the reason, I don't do Facebook as I dislike their idea of privacy so I don't know if the e cig ban has always been there or not, nor do I know the same thing about Authorize.net's TOS. Was no ecig sales a recent addition?

Authorize.net is a subsidiary of Visa. How long will it be before the other credit card processors start amending their TOS?

When you look at the combined 3 actions it appears that law or no law someone has taken aim at an effective ban on e cig internet sales.

Comments?

Re: Banning Internet E Cig Sales question.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:11 am
by kristin
The FDA has announced its intention to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products. Facebook prohibits the sale of tobacco products, so that is probably why they are now targeting e-cigarette vendors. It seems you can have a business page for an e-cigarette store/site but you cannot sell e-cigs directly from the page. https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=174908809241578