While the consultation is open you can make a submission at our TGA consultation hub. We then review the submissions. After that the submissions and our decision will be available on the same page at the TGA consultation hub.
About this consultation
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking public comment on potential reforms to the regulation of nicotine vaping products (NVPs) in Australia. The potential reforms are aimed at preventing children and adolescents from accessing NVPs, while supporting access to products of known composition and quality for smoking cessation with a doctor’s prescription.
Submissions will be published to comply with Australia’s obligations under Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), which requires Australia to protect its public health policies from all commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. Those interests may be related to tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems, including for example, NVPs. The Guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 require that the Australian Government ensures that any interaction with the tobacco industry on matters related to tobacco control or public health is accountable and transparent. Accordingly, while names of individuals (including officers of an organisation or company) can be redacted by the TGA on express request, it is not possible to make 'in confidence' submissions to this public consultation.
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