As the October 1st e-cigarette sales’ regulations are fast approaching, a new announcement by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) says pharmacies supplying prescription nicotine vapes or e-liquids may, in some circumstances, be allowed advertise the products.
In 2020, Australia’s Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt had announced a new measure banning the importation of vape liquid containing nicotine.
A number of public health experts, tobacco harm reduction advocates and MPs, had spoken up against this measure, resulting in it being put on hold.
However earlier this year the TGA announced that the sales of the products will be restricted to pharmacies via prescription “..the importation of nicotine e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine for vaping will require a doctor’s prescription. This aligns with current domestic restrictions under State and Territory law, that prohibit the supply of nicotine containing e-cigarettes in Australia without a valid medical prescription.”
Diane Caruana – VapingPost – 2021-12-24.