Quick Answer: Is It Illegal To Sell Cigarettes Online?

There is no federal law prohibiting the sale of tobacco products on the internet.

Having said that, there is also no exemption from federal laws for tobacco products that are ordered online.

Smoking can be an expensive habit.

Can you legally buy cigarettes online?

Contrary to popular belief, it actually is legal to buy cigarettes online. Legitimately established duty-free shops are able to avoid duty-free laws and can sell cigarettes online legally at a significant discount. There is no federal law prohibiting the sale of tobacco products on the internet.

What is the penalty for selling illegal cigarettes?

A hefty fine or up to two years imprisonment for breaching Standard Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015 or Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016.

Under Federal law and regulations, dealers must sell cigarettes or other tobacco products from packages in which the manufacturer or importer originally placed them. For example, dealers are prohibited from selling loose cigarettes that have been removed from their packages and placed in a jar for sale.

Can you buy cigarettes from Amazon?

Cigar cutters, cigarette paper and even hookahs can be bought on Amazon, but nicotine is a no-no. That includes cigars, tobacco, cigarettes and electronic cigarettes. Tobacco laws vary from state to state. In most states, consumers must be 18 to legally purchase tobacco.