As a result of the amendment to the law on the protection of minors, we are not allowed to make an offer to buy our articles in the online shop for persons under 18 years of age.
Why is there the law?
With the extension of the already existing sales and consumption bans for tobacco products to electronic cigarettes and electronic hookahs, neither e-cigarettes nor e-shishas may be sold to children and adolescents in Germany.
How long has the law been in existence?
The Federal Cabinet adopted the draft law amending the law in January 2016. On 10 June, the Commission adopted a proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on The law was officially published on 1 March 2016 and has been in force since 1 March 2016. April 2016 it is law.
Who is covered by the FSK18 law in e-cigarette retailers?
The ban on the sale and consumption of e-cigarettes and e-shishas to persons under the age of 18 applies throughout Germany to both retail and mail order trade. With the amendment of the law, all companies active in the online cigarette trade are obliged to carry out a review of the legal age of all customers.
The verification of your age of majority takes place by entering defined data from your identity card and via the Schufa.
And that's how easy it is!
For new customers
Simply enter the data of your ID card once in the customer registration process.
For existing customers
Enter the data of your ID card once during the ordering process of your next order.
Age verification at the time of delivery
In addition, the delivery is made by proof of age.
This means that the deliverer may only hand over the goods to persons of legal age, as the legislator wants.
IMPORTANT: Due to the proof of age, delivery is now no longer possible at packing stations or agreed storage locations! Please change/check if necessary. Your delivery address in the customer account.
To ensure that your purchase in our e-cigarette retailer remains as simple as usual, we have done everything possible to keep the changes to the processes as low as possible.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
With steaming greetings your team from the Dampf Company