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Tobacco and e-cigarettes policy

Policy overview

You're not allowed to sell tobacco products on eBay, including collectibles that contain tobacco, because of strict government regulations. For details on what can and can't be listed, see our guidelines.

Smoking accessories that are traditionally intended for smoking tobacco products are allowed.

What are the guidelines?

 
 
 

Restricted

Allowed in some situations

You can list the following if not intended for use with marijuana or illegal drugs:

  • Pipes

  • Water pipes and hookahs

Not allowed

Not allowed

You cannot list:

  • Pipes and water pipes for use with marijuana or illegal drugs

 
 
 

Allowed

Allowed

You can list:

  • Nicotine patches or gums

  • Promotional items with tobacco brand logos, such as calendars, hats, and shirts

  • Memorabilia, posters, or similar items (including vintage) for tobacco products

  • Tobacco seeds

  • Vintage ads for tobacco products

  • Collectible packaging that's completely empty (no tobacco inside)

Restricted

Allowed in some situations

You can list the following if it doesn't include tobacco:

  • Cigar bands and packaging


E-cigarettes, e-shishas and related accessories such as atomisers, liquids (with and without nicotine) and flavours are allowed if the permitted seller has an effective age verification process that satisfies due diligence as described in the Business Companion guide for online age verification checks. In addition, permitted sellers must include the following text in their item description:

  • "I  have an effective age verification process that satisfies due diligence as described in the Business Companion guide for online age verification checks and I will not sell to persons that are under 18 years old".

Not allowed

Not allowed

You cannot list:

  • Any item containing tobacco including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, and loose tobacco

  • Blunts or cigar wraps

  • Herbal cigarettes or herbal tobacco (sometimes called nicotine-free or tobacco-free cigarettes or shisha)

  • Nicotine inhalers or nasal sprays (see our medical drugs and devices policy)

  • Domain names or web addresses for websites that sell tobacco

  • E cigarettes, e-shishas and related accessories if you are not a permitted seller

You cannot:

  • Include photos of cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco items when selling cigar bands, collectible packaging, or other accessories

 

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

 

Because selling tobacco is highly regulated, most tobacco items can't be sold on eBay. Be sure to follow all applicable laws, regulations, and our policies. For items that are not traditionally intended for use with tobacco, refer to our Drug and drug paraphernalia policy.

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