Texas Health and Safety Code - HEALTH & SAFETY § 161.451. Definitions

In this subchapter:

(1) “Delivery sale” means a sale of cigarettes or e-cigarettes to a consumer in this state in which the purchaser submits the order for the sale by means of a telephonic or other method of voice transmission, by using the mails or any other delivery service, or through the Internet or another on-line service, or the cigarettes or e-cigarettes are delivered by use of the mails or another delivery service.  A sale of cigarettes or e-cigarettes is a delivery sale regardless of whether the seller is located within or without this state.  A sale of cigarettes or e-cigarettes not for personal consumption to a person who is a wholesale dealer or a retail dealer is not a delivery sale.

(2) “Delivery service” means a person, including the United States Postal Service, that is engaged in the commercial delivery of letters, packages, or other containers.

(2-a) “E-cigarette” has the meaning assigned by Section 161.081 .

(3) “Shipping container” means a container in which cigarettes or e-cigarettes are shipped in connection with a delivery sale.

(4) “Shipping documents” means a bill of lading, airbill, United States Postal Service form, or any other document used to evidence the undertaking by a delivery service to deliver letters, packages, or other containers.


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