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Upcoming Changes to Nicotine Importation

September 03, 2021 1 min read

As many of you may know, from the 1st of October 2021, the Australian Government requires you to have a perscription to import your nicotine and nicotine containing products.

Have a conversation with your GP, (If your GP is unable to help, there is a list of doctors who are across this here who will be able to assist you)

Here is a snippet from the ATHRA website, regarding the laws surrounding nicotine:

TGA Personal Importation Scheme

You can legally import nicotine from overseas to help you quit or reduce smoking under the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Personal Importation Scheme. You may import 3 months’ supply at a time for personal use, up to a total of 15 months’ supply per year. The law requires you to have a prescription from a registered Australian doctor. You are required to email a copy of your prescription to the vendor so it can be returned with your order. Keep the script at home, or as a photo on your phone in case it is required.

To read the full article and further details, visit this link

While this is a blow to vapers who are finding great success, it isn't the end. All your local vape shops are still able to assist and support you as they always have. The main change is that you will NEED a perscription to continue importing your nicotine.

Keep up your awesome quitting success and don't let this bump push you back to the stinkies. The vaping community is a strong and passionate one, Support is just a click, call or visit away.