August 13, 2022
Cigarettes ousted from California mail
OAKLAND – (INT) – California’s smokers can no longer rely on the mailman to deliver their cigarettes.

A legal settlement with the United States Postal Service (USPS) resolves a lawsuit filed by California and three other states.

It alleged that USPS knowingly accepted packages that it had reasonable cause to believe contained cigarettes or smokeless tobacco. That is in violation of the non-mailability provision of the Prevent All Cigarettes Trafficking (PACT) Act.

It’s now up to the USPS to identify and remove illicit cigarette packages from the mail stream.

California Attorney General Ron Bonta said “The Postal Service has allowed international smugglers to evade the law and send contraband cigarettes into California.”
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