Published: Jun 22, 2010
U.S. Post Office: Cigarettes To Be Banned Mail
by Staff

U.S. Post Office: Cigarettes to be 'banned mail' starting June 29, the agency announced in an internal bulletin just days ago.

The postal service, in what they say is an effort to ensure people cannot dodge paying taxes on their bad habit, have banned the mailing of both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

They are also monitoring transport and delivery, saying they have "the right to refuse to accept packages if it has reasonable cause to believe they contain cigarettes or smokeless tobacco, or loose tobacco for roll-your-own cigarettes."

Agency officials are also making the move in order to crack down on illegal trafficking of tobacco.

They are set to stop accepting and carrying packages containing the products on Tuesday, June 29.

The ban, however, does not apply to cigars.

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