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Prescribing changes for nicotine vaping products

From 1 October 2021 access to nicotine vaping products will require a prescription.

  • From 1 October 2021 Australians will require a prescription to legally access nicotine e-cigarettes and nicotine vaping products for any purpose, including importing from overseas online retailers
  • Nicotine vaping products are only available as ‘unapproved’ goods
  • If considered the most clinically appropriate approach for smoking cessation, these products can be legally accessed with a valid prescription in three ways

From 1 October 2021, the Poisons Standard clarifies the regulation of nicotine as a Schedule 4 medicine. Nicotine vaping products are ‘unapproved’ therapeutic goods as they are not entered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

For the full information sheet please visit https://www.nps.org.au/assets/NPS2364_Nicotine_eCigs_Flowchart_v8.pdf

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