PayPal Tobacco Policy

PayPal account

On March 19, 2020 , PayPal issued a new Acceptable Use Policy for selling certain products and services. the non-cigarette tobacco Like hookah tobacco was one of the items that was restricted to be sold on PayPal until the selling facility gets pre-approval for that. Click here to see the PayPal tobacco policy.

Selling tobacco on PayPal.

According to the PayPal website, sellers interested in using PayPal to sell tobacco products (not cigarettes) must request pre-approval for this, and any violation of this policy may restrict the PayPal account and + $2500 per violation as compensation for PayPal.

PayPal tobacco policy
Needed Requirements to use PayPal tobacco approval

Our story with PayPal

Unfortunately , we as many of you were not aware of that policy and PayPal blocked our old website (HOOKAH2) for that reason , PayPal limited our old account then we stopped accepting PayPal at that time and the only available payment method was the transfer via WU , STC , MoneyGram …… etc.

Do we accept PayPal for selling Hookah tobacco now on

We have contacted PayPal and again after we created this website and requested approval to use the new PayPal tobacco policy and selling our products worldwide , PayPal replied to us after more than 3 months and asked us some official papers , Owner info , store license , and registration , then after long dissection they finally they give us approval to sell products in some countries , not worldwide as we wanted.

Where do we sell our hookah tobacco molasses now under the PayPal tobacco policy.

  • United stats (US).
  • United kingdom (UK).
  • Austria.
  • Belgium.
  • Bulgaria.
  • Cyprus.
  • Greece.
  • Czech Republic.
  • Denmark.
  • Finland.
  • Hungary.
  • Republic of Ireland.
  • Italy.
  • Japan.
  • Netherlands.
  • Romania.
  • South Korea.
  • Spain.
  • Thailand.
  • United Arab Emeritus.

What about other countries?

We try to get approval for selling the hookah tobacco molasses in other countries, But for now the only way to create orders from countries not listed above is the visa cards or master cards, we have very secure payment gateway for that.

Here are the full PayPal tobacco policy

Prohibited Activities

You may not use the PayPal service for activities that:

  1. violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation.
  2. relate to transactions involving (a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) cigarettes, (d) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, (e) stolen goods including digital and virtual goods, (f) the promotion of hate, violence, racial or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory or the financial exploitation of a crime, (g) items that are considered obscene, (h) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction,
  3. relate to transactions that (a) show the personal information of third parties in violation of applicable law, (b) support pyramid , matrix programs, other “get rich quick” schemes or, (c) are associated with purchases of annuities or lottery contracts, lay-away systems, off-shore banking or transactions to finance or refinance debts funded by a credit card, (d) are for the sale of certain items before the seller has control or possession of the item, (e) are by payment processors to collect payments on behalf of merchants, (f) are associated with the sale of traveler’s checks or money orders, (h)involve currency exchanges or check cashing businesses, (i) involve certain credit repair, debt settlement services, credit transactions or insurance activities, or (k) involve offering or receiving payments for the purpose of bribery or corruption.
  4. involve the sales of products or services identified by government agencies to have a high likelihood of being fraudulent.
PayPal tobacco policy

One thought on “PayPal Tobacco Policy

  1. Ugras ozyurt says:

    Hello, I’m complaining about the same situation, I sell electronic cigarettes, I couldn’t find the form you mentioned on the paypal site, I wonder if they send it on request.

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