When can I send tobacco through the USPS?
The only time you can send tobacco through the USPS is:
- Sending cigars. Cigars are allowed to be mailed domestically and internationally (unless there are restrictions in the destination country regarding cigars).
- Sending tobacco products to an APO/FPO/DPO where tobacco is allowed
- Between business and regulatory agencies - an eligibility letter and return receipt are required
- Between age-verified individuals, where evidence of age must be presented to a postal employee in a face-to-face transaction
- Between addresses in Alaska
- Between address in Hawaii
All excepted tobacco shipments must have the package approved by a postal employee at a post office, with a unique marking on the address side of the package.