Everyone these days is using grocery delivery services to have all their favorite products delivered to their homes. But are tobacco products allowed? Here’s how to get cigarettes delivered.
Order cigarettes for delivery through the Doordash or GoPuff websites. Recipients must be 21 or older, and be present for the delivery. A government-issued photo ID will be required to receive the delivery.
But there’s more to learn, and don’t worry, I’ll walk you through the process.
After all, when you Google ordering cigarettes online, it’s very confusing. And most of the websites that come up are from other countries and don’t have any recognizable brand names. Or other sites just have vape stuff since it’s less regulated.
So, we’ll find out exactly how your favorite brands of cigarettes can be delivered and exactly what sites have and don’t offer them.
Let’s get started.
— David Cohen (@davidmcohe) February 26, 2019
Can cigarettes be delivered?
Yes, cigarettes can be delivered. Delivery services such as GoPuff and DoorDash deliver cigarettes as long as the recipient is 21 or above and not residing at a location that’s on the restricted list, such as a school or a prison.
The reality is that very few delivery apps are into delivering cigarettes.
But, the ones I mentioned would get cigs to you, as long as you have an ID that shows that you’re 21 or older and you’re available to receive them in person.
You can’t ask them to leave it at your doorstep because they’ll have to confirm that you are actually above 21. They need to physically see you and your ID. Be sure to have an ID that’s government-approved and shows your age clearly.
In addition to the apps I mentioned, www.saucey.com is also a great source for ordering cigarettes and an array of tobacco products such as the Juul, Juul pods, cigars, chewing tobacco, rolling tobacco, rolling papers, nicotine gum, and lighters. Simply input your address to know if they deliver to your location, the local pricing, and the delivery options.
And, you don’t have to order alcohol in order for them to deliver cigarettes. You can buy a pack or more; there is no minimum order. The order will be delivered to your doorstep as soon as possible.
But note that even with apps that deliver cigarettes, there are restrictions. For example, cigarettes cannot be delivered to the following places:
- Other businesses that sell tobacco
- Locker or similar package storage facility
- P.O. Boxes
- Prison, reformatory, veteran’s home, or state capitol grounds
- College campus (e.g., frat house)
- Sport venues
- Hospitals and health care facilities
- Public or private school
Do you remember these Cigarette shaped Candies. Saw this on Amazon & was getting all nostalgic.
Didn’t go for it. pic.twitter.com/NPYU9z58jR
— GSP (@GaneshSP47) March 24, 2021
Can you buy cigarettes from Amazon?
You cannot buy cigarettes from Amazon. However, Amazon does sell smoking accessories such as cigarette rollers and papers, rolling trays, ashtrays, tobacco pipes, cigar accessories, humidors, tobacco grinders, pipe cleaning products, and hookah accessories.
CLICK HERE to see all the smoking accessories Amazon has to offer.
You can buy these accessories at significantly lower prices than you’d get elsewhere. Besides cigarettes, they do not sell e-cigarettes and cigars under any circumstance. Even if an e-cigarette does not contain nicotine, Amazon will not sell it.
Sorry, but you won’t be able to get cigarettes from Amazon. Fortunately, there are other outlets through which you can have cigs delivered to you.
just ordered a pack of cigarettes on postmates so i wouldn’t have to leave the party, life is truly grand pic.twitter.com/ZZLQD38vsM
— Spencer Niemetz (@spencerniemetz) May 29, 2016
How to order cigarettes on Postmates
Postmates used to sell cigarettes but was acquired by Ubereats, and as of the time of writing, they no longer deliver cigarettes. But they do deliver alcohol under certain restrictions.
In the past, it was possible to order cigarettes through Postmates, but this changed after its acquisition by Ubereats.
Now, it has to abide by Uber’s policy which includes not selling cigarettes and tobacco products. That said, if you’re not a minor and you have a valid ID, you could have a “personal arrangement” with an Ubereats delivery person to get cigs for you. Some won’t agree, but what’s the harm in asking. Of course, you may have to offer a reasonable tip.
What about Instacart? Do they deliver cigarettes?
That’s what I looked at in a recent article. In the article, I looked at what their policies and restrictions are and whether you have to also order alcohol.
Just click that link to read it on my site.
Hey Greg just wanted to let you know although you can no longer purchase and have delivered life saving vapor products you can however order Alcohol to accompany your cigarettes via DoorDash. pic.twitter.com/tlUeVkx0dn
— Matty311Deez (@mrmattydeez) February 25, 2021
Is it illegal to buy cigarettes online?
No, it is not illegal in states where the sale of cigarettes online is allowed. But buyers have to be at least 21 and must provide proof of this. There are also certain locations that are restricted.
When one looks at the laws, the burden is more on the seller.
The law stipulates conditions that sellers have to meet to sell cigarettes and tobacco products. For example, they have to verify your age by seeing you and your government-issued ID in person.
As such, as a buyer, you have little to nothing to worry about.
In other words, you can’t have it dropped off at your doorstep when you’re not home. You also can’t have someone else pick up the order for you since you placed the order.
So, can you order cigs from DoorDash?
You’re in luck because that is what I explored in a recent article of mine. In it, I explained how to order cigarettes from DoorDash. But I also looked at whether Walmart delivers cigs through DoorDash.
Just click the link to read it on my site.
Omg American Walmart sells cigarettes ??????? What is this destruction. pic.twitter.com/DtyFUkIF7d
— Post PTD LA⁷ sadness missing BTS and Yoongi 😖 (@gayoongi) March 29, 2018
Does Walmart deliver cigarettes?
Yes, Walmart delivers cigarettes through DoorDash. But the service is only available in 46 of the 50 United States at this time.
Here are the states where cigarette delivery via Walmart and DoorDash are NOT available:
This may change in the future.
Walmart’s arrangement with DoorDash to deliver for it is a part of its efforts to ensure that its customers have more options to avail themselves of what they want with ease.
What about Trader Joe’s? We know they are dirt cheap, but do they sell cigarettes?
Luckily, that’s what I looked at in a recent article. In it, I explored whether Trader Joe’s and Aldi had a falling out over cigarette sales and whether Aldi grocery stores sell cigarettes. I even revealed whether any retailers sell any house brand cigarettes at rock bottom prices.
Just click the link to read it on my site.
In the article, we found out whether cigarettes can be delivered and whether you can buy them from Amazon.
But we also looked at how to order cigarettes from Postmates.
If you are 21 and above and you have a valid, government-approved ID, you can have cigarettes delivered to you. There are apps such as GoPuff and DoorDash that you can use.
Unfortunately, as of the time of writing, you can’t order from Postmates.
Then, we found out if it’s illegal to buy cigarettes online. Lastly, we wrapped things up by finding out whether Walmart delivers cigarettes.