Thank you for taking some time to read about the Government’s imminent prohibition on the importation of e-cigarettes containing vaporiser nicotine.
Labor was not consulted on this change. However, like the Government we respect the independence and expertise of the Therapeutic Goods Administration, and note its advice that:
“The sale of e-cigarettes containing vaporiser nicotine (nicotine in a solution or in salt or base form) is already prohibited by law by each state and territory, because of public health concerns.
This measure further strengthens Australia's precautionary approach to e-cigarettes, by prohibiting the importation of nicotine for use in e-cigarettes unless exempt under specific circumstances …
If both you and your doctor believe that the use of nicotine e-cigarettes can help you to stop smoking then you can still access the products with appropriate medical supervision.”
Further information is available at https://www.tga.gov.au/behind-news/prohibition-importing-e-cigarettes-containing-vaporiser-nicotine.