The US Vape Mail Ban Is Coming: How ROBO2020 Can Help You Avoid a Crisis
On December 27, then-President Trump signed the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act into law, funding the US federal government for the 2021 fiscal year and providing $900 billion in economic stimulus payments to citizens. The bill was considered “must-pass” legislation by virtually all members of Congress because it prevented a government shutdown and included a much-needed COVID-19 relief package.
Unfortunately for America’s vaping community, the bill also included language that amounts to a total ban on shipping vaping devices, tanks, coils and e-liquid by mail. If you haven’t begun to prepare for the vape mail ban, now is the time to start because by approximately the end of March, you will no longer be able to buy most vaping products online and have them shipped to you.
In this article, we’ll explain why the ROBO2020 automatic vape coil cleaner can be the key tool in your vaping arsenal that allows you to save money and fight the vape mail ban by making your coils last almost indefinitely.
First, though, we’ll provide a little background information on the vape mail ban to help you understand what’s happening and how things got to this point.
What Is the Vape Mail Ban, and What Does It Mean for You?
The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act includes a directive ordering the USPS to write a regulation that will ban shipments of most vaping products by mail. This regulation must be in place by April 26, but it’ll likely happen sooner than that. The USPS has already drafted the regulation and will be accepting public comments until March 22.
The three largest independent shipping companies – FedEx, UPS and DHL – either have already stopped shipping vape gear to consumers or will be stopping soon.
Some of the larger and better-funded online vape retailers are investigating options for using other couriers for delivery, but at the time of writing, no one has announced that they’ll be able to continue shipping products after the vape mail ban is in place. Unless someone makes that announcement, you should assume that, very shortly after March 22, your only option for buying vape gear or e-liquid will be to get it from a brick-and-mortar vape shop.
Even if someone does figure out an alternative solution for shipping vape gear, you can expect prices to go up dramatically.
The vape mail ban will cover all everyday vaping supplies including devices, tanks, coils and e-liquid. Even nicotine-free e-liquid is covered by the ban.
Why Was the Vape Mail Ban Included in a Federal Budget Bill?
The use of the omnibus spending bill – a bill that combines many separate and often unrelated legislations into a single package that members of Congress vote on only once – has become a standard technique for pushing potentially controversial laws through Congress without those laws being debated separately. Being nearly 5,600 pages in length – the longest bill ever passed by Congress, in fact – the 2021 spending bill was a particularly insidious example of how omnibus spending bills can grant a few high-ranking members of Congress the power to essentially draft and pass their own laws.
The vape mail ban was on page 5,136 of the spending bill. It is highly likely that most members of Congress did not read the majority of the bill before voting on it. Again, the bill was considered “must-pass” legislation since it prevented a government shutdown and provided direct COVID-19 economic relief to citizens.
Is There Any Way to Prevent the Vape Mail Ban From Happening?
No, there isn’t. The vape mail ban has already been signed into law. Stopping or repealing the vape mail ban would require entirely new legislation to be written and passed, which is extremely unlikely to happen unless the public attitude toward vaping changes in the future. The vape mail ban would likely have passed through Congress easily even as a separate law because vaping has very little support among politicians in either party.
Will ROBO2020 Still Be Available to Ship After the Vape Mail Ban?
At this time, we have no reason to believe that shipments of the ROBO2020 automatic vape coil cleaner will be affected by the vape mail ban because ROBO2020 is not a vaping device or a component thereof. However, we anticipate that the vape mail ban will create heavy demand for ROBO2020 and suggest that you do not delay in placing your order.
Why You Should Get Your ROBO2020 Before the Vape Mail Ban
So, why is the ROBO2020 automatic vape coil cleaner going to become an even more crucial part of your vaping toolkit when the vape mail ban comes into force? It’s because our coil cleaner makes it possible for you to reuse your vape coils almost indefinitely. Hopefully, you’ve known about the vape mail ban for a while and have already started to stock up on e-liquid. Stocking up on coils, however, is much harder to do because coils are incredibly expensive – and if you use sweetened e-liquid, your coils don’t last long. Many vapers need to order coils much more often than they need to buy e-liquid. ROBO2020 can change that.
How would you like to reuse each coil two, three, four or more times – experiencing that “new coil” flavor every time – instead of throwing your coils away after a couple of days when they get gunked up? Before the vape mail ban, ROBO2020 was already an excellent way to save money on coils. With the ban, it’s practically a requirement.
Why do you currently buy your vape gear online instead of buying from a brick-and-mortar vape shop? Most likely, the biggest reason why you shop online is because the prices are dramatically better. Well, high prices at B&M vape shops aren’t going to go away when the ban comes into force – in fact, they might actually get worse since you won’t be able to buy your vape gear any other way.
It’s also important to remember that continued availability of business-to-business shipping for vaping products isn’t guaranteed. Although it does currently seem like vape shops will be unaffected by the ban, the safest thing to do is to prepare for the worst by conserving your coil supply now – and there is no better way to do that than with the ROBO2020 automatic vape coil cleaner.