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Tobacco and e-cigarettes policy

E-cigarettes and their accessories, or items containing tobacco, are not allowed on eBay.

This policy was updated on 2 April 2024 to include signs and banners advertising vaping products and e-cigarettes, and is effective as of that date.

The sale of tobacco is highly regulated, so we do not allow tobacco products to be listed.

What is the policy?

The following or similar items are not allowed:

  • Cigarettes, cigars and loose tobacco
  • Cigarette papers and cigarette rollers
  • Herbal cigarettes or herbal tobacco (sometimes called nicotine-free or tobacco-free cigarettes or shisha)
  • Waterpipes, bongs and vaporisers
  • Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) including e-cigarettes, e-liquids and e-cigarette parts
  • Accessories for e-cigarettes
  • Signs and banners advertising vaping products and e-cigarettes

The following are exceptions that can be listed:

  • Collectable/vintage packages
  • Nicotine patches or gum
  • Tobacco seeds

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn't, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

Visit Seller Help - opens in new window or tab to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

This policy helps sellers follow important government regulations while ensuring that eBay remains a safe marketplace.

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