4. Australia Nicotine E-Juice E-Liquids (UPDATED 2022)
Nicotine Vape E-Juice E-Liquid in Australia
Please email and attach your valid prescriptions after placing your order at Vape Perth
Updated as at 1st October 2021
Australian consumers now require a valid prescription from any of Australia's 100,000 medical practitioners to import nicotine vaping products purchased from overseas websites.
Consumers should ask overseas retailers to include a copy of their prescription with the order. Australian Border Force (ABF) officials can stop goods at the border that they suspect are unlawful imports and refer them to the TGA for further investigation. Nicotine vaping products may be seized if there is no prescription provided by the importer, or enclosed in the package, and the goods may be destroyed and the importer fined.
Consumers continue to require a valid prescription to purchase nicotine vaping products from Australia pharmacies. It remains illegal for Australian retailers (such as tobacconists, 'vape' shops and convenience stores) to sell nicotine vaping products to consumers.
The new requirements balance the need to prevent adolescents and young adults from taking-up nicotine vaping (and potentially cigarette smoking), while enabling current smokers to readily access nicotine vaping products for smoking cessation with appropriate medical support.
Smokers and users of nicotine vaping products are encouraged to make an appointment with their GP to discuss their smoking cessation options. While nicotine vaping products are not widely considered to be "first line" smoking cessation treatments, they may be a reasonable intervention for people who have tried other approaches without success.
There are three ways medical practitioners can prescribe the product:
- any registered medical practitioner can prescribe up to 3 months' supply for the person to purchase from an overseas website through the Personal Importation Scheme, or
- they can prescribe the product for dispensing by an Australian online or community pharmacy after obtaining TGA approval as an Authorised Prescriber or under the Special Access Scheme, or
It takes only a couple of minutes and is free to apply for approval as an Authorised Prescriber. The TGA publishes a list of Authorised Prescribers of nicotine vaping products on its website.
Medical practitioners also can provide face-to-face and telehealth nicotine and smoking cessation counselling services that are covered under new temporary Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items. There is no requirement for the patient to have an established clinical relationship with the medical practitioner.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has updated its guide on supporting smoking cessation to include additional information on nicotine vaping products. The TGA has also published practical information on the use of nicotine vaping products for smoking cessation. For more information, see the TGA's nicotine vaping products information hub.
(Here's the official government announcement - see link https://www.tga.gov.au/news/media-releases/prescriptions-now-required-import-nicotine-vaping-products).
You may heard that you can't buy nicotine vape juice in Australia for your private use? It's not true!
THE TRUTH IS...
You CAN buy e-liquid containing nicotine if you live in Australia, you just have to order them from outside Australia (overseas) and order a 3-month or less supply for personal use. However, nicotine liquid (pure) are bound by TGA laws which in most states requires a valid prescriptions from Australian medical practitioners.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING NICOTINE E-LIQUID IN AUSTRALIA
Based on the current law regarding Nicotine e liquid or Nicotine vape juice in Australia means we are not able to manufacture/sell our nicotine products within Australian soils (Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, South Australia, etc). Hence, all our pre-mixed nicotine products for sale are based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and shipped worldwide with standard express international air mail.
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There is no import prohibition from customs on electronic cigarettes with nicotine for personal use until June 2021. Also, there are no customs fees for orders under $1000 AUD.
If you are residing outside of Australia, please ensure you are fully aware of your country’s laws regarding e-liquid/e-cigarette before checking out. We are not responsible for orders seized by customs or other law enforcement, or for buyers not holding the relevant import authorization. The buyer will assume all risk associated with their international purchase and is responsible for ensuring their purchase is within their country’s laws.
There is no prohibition on importing vaporizers, e-cigarettes or e-cigars into Australia, so they will not confiscate your products at the border. Keep your order under A$1,000 declared value (before any discount or shipping) to avoid customs fees.
Rest assured that all items shipped internationally will be declared. Customs forms will all be marked honestly, with accurate product and product value details in accordance with Shipping Laws. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for products is provided when required. In addition, International orders may be subject to import taxes and duty fees which will be bear by the buyer.
Aussies, no worries! You can now order your e-cigarettes, personal vaporizers, and nicotine e-liquid online from Vape Perth, and have them delivered directly to your door without breaking the law! Powered by www.vapeperth.com.
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