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Nicotine e-cigarettes

19 May 2020

From 1 October 2021, the law for consumers to import nicotine e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine will align with the law for them to buy such products domestically. Closing a gap between Commonwealth and state and territory law, the decision announced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (the TGA), clarifies that consumers will require a valid Australian medical prescription to access nicotine e-cigarettes and certain other nicotine products. This page will be updated with additional educational resources for consumers and health professionals, as well as information on the development of a product standard and consultation process.

Learn about why all nicotine e-cigarettes will require a prescription

This standard sets out the safety and quality requirements for nicotine vaping products that have not been assessed by the TGA

Learn about how consumers can access nicotine e-cigarettes where their doctor agrees that it is appropriate for smoking cessation

Learn about when and how to access nicotine e-cigarettes for patients

Learn about requirements for dispensing nicotine e-cigarettes

This page contains answers to frequently asked questions about the proposed changes.

Read the Delegate’s decision and reasons for amending the Poisons Standard

Read the nicotine scheduling Regulation Impact Statement