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720 ILCS 678/2

    (720 ILCS 678/2)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. For the purpose of this Act:
    "Cigarette", when used in this Act, means any roll for smoking made wholly or in part of tobacco irrespective of size or shape and whether or not the tobacco is flavored, adulterated, or mixed with any other ingredient, and the wrapper or cover of which is made of paper or any other substance or material except whole leaf tobacco.
    "Clear and conspicuous statement" means the statement is of sufficient type size to be clearly readable by the recipient of the communication.
    "Consumer" means an individual who acquires or seeks to acquire cigarettes or electronic cigarettes for personal use.
    "Delivery sale" means any sale of cigarettes or electronic cigarettes to a consumer if:
        (a) the consumer submits the order for such sale by
    
means of a telephone or other method of voice transmission, the mails, or the Internet or other online service, or the seller is otherwise not in the physical presence of the buyer when the request for purchase or order is made; or
        (b) the cigarettes or electronic cigarettes are
    
delivered by use of a common carrier, private delivery service, or the mails, or the seller is not in the physical presence of the buyer when the buyer obtains possession of the cigarettes or electronic cigarettes.
    "Delivery service" means any person (other than a person that makes a delivery sale) who delivers to the consumer the cigarettes or electronic cigarettes sold in a delivery sale.
    "Department" means the Department of Revenue.
    "Electronic cigarette" means:
        (1) any device that employs a battery or other
    
mechanism to heat a solution or substance to produce a vapor or aerosol intended for inhalation;
        (2) any cartridge or container of a solution or
    
substance intended to be used with or in the device or to refill the device; or
        (3) any solution or substance, whether or not it
    
contains nicotine, intended for use in the device.
    "Electronic cigarette" includes, but is not limited to, any electronic nicotine delivery system, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, electronic hookah, vape pen, or similar product or device, and any component, part, or accessory of a device used during the operation of the device, even if the part or accessory was sold separately. "Electronic cigarette" does not include: cigarettes, as defined in Section 1 of the Cigarette Tax Act; any product approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for sale as a tobacco cessation product, a tobacco dependence product, or for other medical purposes that is marketed and sold solely for that approved purpose; any asthma inhaler prescribed by a physician for that condition that is marketed and sold solely for that approved purpose; any device that meets the definition of cannabis paraphernalia under Section 1-10 of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act; or any cannabis product sold by a dispensing organization pursuant to the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act.
    "Government-issued identification" means a State driver's license, State identification card, passport, a military identification or an official naturalization or immigration document, such as an alien registration recipient card (commonly known as a "green card") or an immigrant visa.
    "Mails" or "mailing" mean the shipment of cigarettes or electronic cigarettes through the United States Postal Service.
    "Out-of-state sale" means a sale of cigarettes or electronic cigarettes to a consumer located outside of this State where the consumer submits the order for such sale by means of a telephonic or other method of voice transmission, the mails or any other delivery service, facsimile transmission, or the Internet or other online service and where the cigarettes or electronic cigarettes are delivered by use of the mails or other delivery service.
    "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, association, or other organization that engages in any for-profit or not-for-profit activities.
    "Shipping package" means a container in which packs or cartons of cigarettes or electronic cigarettes are shipped in connection with a delivery sale.
    "Shipping documents" means bills of lading, air bills, or any other documents used to evidence the undertaking by a delivery service to deliver letters, packages, or other containers.
(Source: P.A. 102-575, eff. 1-1-22.)