FAQ

Below are our frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions please feel free to email info@vapingscripts.com.au

VapingScripts FAQ

Nicotine vapes are currently illegal in Australia without a valid prescription.

Once we have receive approval of your prescription, we will email it directly to you.

Yes, if preferred we can email your prescription directly to your nominated provider.

You must be 18 years or over to purchase vaping products. We are unable to provide a prescription for Nicotine.

VapingScripts is only available to patient’s currently residing in Australia.

Health FAQ

Vaping is mainly used as a short-term aid to quitting smoking, or as a long-term substitute for smoking by smokers who are otherwise unable or unwilling to quit smoking or nicotine on their own or with the available treatments. Switching to a less harmful alternative such as vaping (known as ‘tobacco harm reduction’) reduces the health risks without quitting the ‘smoking’ behaviour

Vaping is not harmless, but there is overwhelming scientific agreement that it is far less harmful than smoking. The UK Royal College of Physicians and Public Health England concluded that the long-term health risk from vaping is unlikely to exceed 5% of the harm from smoking tobacco. This is not surprising as most of the harm from smoking is due to the tar, carbon monoxide and 7,000 other toxic chemicals produced by burning tobacco leaf. Vaporisers do not contain tobacco and there is no combustion or smoke.

Some potentially harmful toxins are present in vapour, but at much lower levels than in cigarette smoke and in most cases below the level known to cause harm. Furthermore, there is a substantial reduction in toxins measured in the blood and saliva of vapers compared to tobacco smokers. A recent study calculated that the overall cancer risk from long-term vaping is <1% of the risk from smoking.

Significant health improvement after switching from smoking to vaping include improved asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, blood pressure, cardiovascular health, lung function and reduced pneumonia risk.

The small health risks from vaping should be compared to the substantial risks from smoking. Up to two out of three long-term smokers will die prematurely from a smoking-related disease.

Like all new products, the long-term health effects of vaping have yet to be established. However, based on current knowledge of the ingredients of vapour, the risk is certain to be much less than smoking. Studies of up to three and a half years and ten years of real-world experience have not identified any significant risks to health.

Although nicotine is the main addictive chemical in tobacco, it has relatively minor health effects, except in pregnancy and possibly in adolescence. The UK Royal Society for Public Health says it is ‘no more harmful to health than caffeine’. It does not cause cancer or lung disease and plays only a minor role in heart disease.

 

There is growing scientific evidence that vaping helps some people quit smoking. Personal vaporisers are now the most popular quitting aid in many countries including the United Kingdom and the United States.

Modern devices can provide the same levels of nicotine as tobacco cigarettes and can relieve urges to smoke and nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as irritability and loss of concentration. They also replicate the psychological and hand-to-mouth aspects of smoking.

Millions of smokers have reported quitting using a personal vaporiser in the UK, US and EU – over 6 million people reported quitting smoking with a vaporiser in the EU alone in 2014. Older devices are at least as effective as the nicotine patch. Newer devices deliver nicotine more effectively and have higher quit rates.

Vaping is most effective when it is used daily and after allowing some time to find the right device and e-liquid combination that works best for the user.

The risk to bystanders from ‘passive vaping’ appears minimal. Negligible amounts of nicotine and other chemicals are released into the air when the vaper exhales, and this dissipates quickly. Nevertheless, indoor vaping is best avoided around children, pregnant women and people with heart or lung disease.

 

Legal FAQ

It is legal to vape in Australia to quit smoking if you have a prescription from a registered Australian medical practitioner. Nicotine can be imported from overseas under the TGA Personal Importation Scheme or accessed legally from an accredited online Australian compounding pharmacy.

State laws regulate issues such as sale of nicotine, use in public places, age limits on sale, display and promotion of vaporisers. Regulations are different between jurisdictions and may change from time to time.

Prescribing FAQ

You’ve come to the right place. VapingScripts doctors can prescribe e-cigarette nicotine if you have not been successful at previous quit attempts using patches, gum, lozenge and the like.

Go to VapingScripts.com.au and click on Get My Prescription, and you will fill out a patient registration form. You will be contacted by the VapingScripts team to connect you with an Authorised Prescribing doctor.

We will send your prescription to your email address.

Importing nicotine FAQ

With a doctor’s prescription, Australian consumers can legally buy up to 3 months worth of nicotine e-cigarettes or liquid nicotine from international vape stores.

The Personal Scheme is a defined set of rules to regulate the import into Australia of therapeutic goods for personal use. Under the Scheme, individuals can import a 3 month supply of unapproved therapeutic goods without any approval being required that various conditions are met, such as:
1) The nicotine products must be for yourself or a member of your immediate family;
2) You must not supply, sell or give the nicotine products to any other person;
3) Where possible, you must keep the products in their original packaging with labels in tact;
4) The total quantity of the goods imported within a 12 month period must not exceed 15 months supply of the goods; and
5) You must have a valid prescription from an Australian-registered medical practitioner for the nicotine.

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