When can I send tobacco through the USPS?

The only time you can send tobacco through the USPS is:

  1. Sending cigars. Cigars are allowed to be mailed domestically and internationally (unless there are restrictions in the destination country regarding cigars).
  2. Sending tobacco products to an APO/FPO/DPO where tobacco is allowed
  3. Between business and regulatory agencies - an eligibility letter and return receipt are required
  4. Between age-verified individuals, where evidence of age must be presented to a postal employee in a face-to-face transaction
  5. Between addresses in Alaska
  6. 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.

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