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You now need a doctor’s prescription

30 September 2021

Vuse Australia - You now need a doctor’s prescription

From 1 October 2021, consumers will require a doctor’s prescription for all purchases of nicotine vaping products, such as nicotine e-cigarettes, nicotine pods and liquid nicotine. This includes products purchased both in Australia and those imported into Australia under the Personal Importation Scheme.

What this means for vapers in Australia
This means you’ll still be able to import your vaping products from overseas under the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) Personal Importation Scheme. You can find more information on the TGA’s Personal Importation Scheme here.

The Personal Importation Scheme allows a person to import up to 3 months’ worth of an unregistered nicotine vaping product for themselves or an immediate family member with a valid prescription (provided for under the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990). This includes where a person fills their prescription online using an overseas supplier. A person will only be able to purchase the amount of the product they have been prescribed. People using the Personal Importation Scheme can only import up to 3 months’ supply per importation (and no more than 15 months’ supply in a 12-month period).

A person must arrange for a copy (scan or photocopy) of their prescription to be enclosed with the package the product is sent in. Australian Border Force (ABF) officials can stop the import at the Australian border if they suspect it is an unlawful import. If there is no prescription enclosed in the package, the ABF will refer the import to the TGA for assessment. If a copy of the prescription is not provided, the TGA can request that the ABF seize and forfeit (destroy) the goods. Individuals may also face penalties for importing a prescription medicine without legal authority.

How to buy eLiquid with a nicotine prescription from vuse.com.au
When you buy from vuse.com.au, you’ll be asked to upload your doctor’s prescription with your order. We’ll then include a printed copy of it inside your order.

How to get a nicotine prescription in Australia
If you don’t already have a prescription you can get one through Quit Clinics. An Australian doctor will review your case and get in touch with you within one business day. If successful, you will receive an electronic prescription within 24 hours delivered to your email inbox.

You can still order your favourite Vuse eLiquid flavours
While vaping laws in Australia may be changing, you’ll still be able to buy vaping products from vuse.com.au with a valid doctor’s prescription.

If you don’t already have a doctor’s prescription, you can get one through Quit Clinics. To get your $50 off* when you spend over $100 and have uploaded your prescription, use code: VUSEVAPE at the checkout.

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DO I NEED A NICOTINE PRESCRIPTION TO IMPORT VAPING PRODUCTS INTO AUSTRALIA?

If you currently import nicotine vaping products into Australia under the Personal Importation Scheme, then from 1 October 2021, you’ll still be able to buy vaping products from vuse.com.au with a valid doctor’s prescription (provided for under the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990).

WHY DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION?

From 1 October 2021, consumers will require a doctor’s prescription for all purchases of nicotine vaping products, such as nicotine e-cigarettes, nicotine pods and liquid nicotine. This includes products purchased both in Australia and those imported into Australia under the Personal Importation Scheme.

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ON VAPE LAWS IN AUSTRALIA?

You can find more information on the changes to Australia’s nicotine vaping laws through the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s website here (https://www.tga.gov.au/blogs/tga-topics/nicotine-vaping-laws-are-changing).

They also have a FAQ page which you find here (https://www.tga.gov.au/nicotine-vaping-products-and-vaping-devices-frequently-asked-questions).

Published on 19 October 2021.