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Nicotine vaping products: News and updates

20 October 2021
Melbourne-based individual fined $18,648 for alleged unlawful advertising of nicotine vaping products
The TGA has issued seven infringement notices totalling $18,648 to a Melbourne-based individual, for alleged unlawful advertising of nicotine vaping products.

5 October 2021
Prescriptions now required to import nicotine vaping products
Australian consumers now require a valid prescription from any of Australia's 100,000 medical practitioners to import nicotine vaping products from overseas websites. A valid prescription continues to be required to purchase nicotine vaping products from Australian pharmacies. It remains illegal for other Australian retailers to sell nicotine vaping products to consumers.

18 August 2021
Advertising nicotine vaping products
The TGA has published a revised advertising permission allowing pharmacies and pharmacy marketing groups to promote, through certain media, that they are able to dispense nicotine vaping products on prescription.

12 August 2021
Consumers urged to see their GP ahead of changes to nicotine vaping laws
Users of nicotine vaping products are encouraged to make an appointment with their GP to discuss their smoking cessation options, ahead of changes from 1 October 2021.

5 May 2021
Nicotine e-cigarettes laws are changing
If you currently use nicotine e-cigarettes, you need to be aware that from 1 October 2021 you will no longer be able to legally buy these products from overseas websites without first talking with a GP and getting a prescription.

21 December 2020
TGA confirms nicotine e-cigarette access is by prescription only
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.

23 September 2020
Access to nicotine-containing e-cigarettes
Today the TGA announced an interim decision that, if made final, would clarify the regulation of e-cigarettes containing nicotine, and nicotine fluids for vaping.

25 October 2019
Importation of e-cigarettes containing nicotine (and nicotine-containing liquids for use in e-cigarettes)
You can legally import nicotine-containing e-cigarettes (or nicotine-containing liquids for use in e-cigarettes) for personal use, under limited circumstances, through the Therapeutic Goods Administration's Personal Importation Scheme.