WHERE CAN I GET A NICOTINE PRESCRIPTION?
The Australian TGA has released a list of sources where smokers can speak to a health professional to obtain a prescription for nicotine. PodVapes has no affiliation or commercial connections with any health professionals or prescription service providers.
Here are some options for you to consider:
- VapingScripts are a dedicated 24/7 Australian telehealth provider specializing in nicotine prescription consultations and helping Australian smokers to quit.
- The TGA also has a list of prescribing doctors.
WHAT DO I DO WITH MY NICOTINE PRESCRIPTION?
There are two options for providing a copy of your prescription to PodVapes so we can include it in your orders:
Email a PDF of your prescription to email@example.com and we will include it with your future orders. (Please send us your prescription from the email address linked to your PodVapes account login.)
Submit your prescription using the form below and we will include with all your future orders.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I UPLOAD MY NICOTINE PRESCRIPTION?
One of our amazing customer support team will do a super quick check of the PDF and reply via email to let you know you can now pass through the checkout. Don't worry, its very quick - we work 7 days a week!
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Required for Australians
GET A PRESCRIPTION
Speak to your GP about a nicotine prescription or speak to the amazing 24/7 team at vapingscripts.com.au
UPLOAD YOUR PRESCRIPTION
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We'll email you a $50 Coupon code after uploading your prescription.
What is the Personal Importation Scheme?
The Personal Importation Scheme is a defined set of rules to regulate the import into Australia of therapeutic goods for personal use. Under the Scheme, individuals can import a 3 month supply of unapproved therapeutic goods without any approval being required by the TGA provided that various conditions are met.
The conditions for the import of nicotine e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid products into Australia are:
- The nicotine products must be for yourself or a member of your immediate family;
- You must not supply, sell or give the nicotine products to any other person;
- Where possible, you must keep the products in their original packaging with labels intact;
- The total quantity of the goods imported within a 12 month period must not exceed 15 months supply of the goods; and
- You must have a valid prescription from an Australian-registered medical practitioner for the nicotine.
Can I still buy nicotine vape supplies online?
Yes, you can still buy your nicotine vape supplies online from an online vape store such as PodVapes. You will need a valid doctor’s prescription for the nicotine, and you can legally purchase and import up to a 3 months’ supply of your nicotine vape products for your personal use.
How much can I order?
With the Personal Importation Scheme, you can order up to 3 months’ supplies of your prescribed nicotine products at any one time, and a maximum of 15 months' supply in a 12 month period.
How does it relate to disposables?
Vaping devices are regulated differently to the vaping products such as the e-liquids contained inside the devices. The new regulations cover SOME vaping devices and ALL nicotine e-liquids.
Disposable, non-refillable vaping devices, including both disposable devices and non-refillable disposable pods are not considered medical devices and are therefore NOT regulated by the TGA.
The nicotine liquids inside these devices ARE regulated as explained in the rest of these FAQs.
How does it relate to devices?
Vaping devices are electronic devices used to heat vaping products to produce an aerosol (i.e. mist or emission) that can be inhaled. Vaping devices are regulated differently to the vaping products such as the e-liquids contained inside the devices. The new regulations cover SOME vaping devices and ALL nicotine e-liquids.
Disposable, non-refillable vaping devices, including both disposable devices and non-refillable disposable pods ARE NOT considered medical devices and are therefore not regulated by the TGA.
Refillable devices ARE considered medical devices if they are intended to be used exclusively with ‘medicinal vaping products’. i.e. vaping products that contain nicotine (in salt and/or base form) and/or another active ingredient, such as cannabis.
Refillable devices ARE NOT considered medical devices if they are intended to be used only with ‘non-medicinal vaping products’ (i.e. vaping products that contain no active ingredients, such as flavour only products), or are intended to be used with both non-medicinal and medicinal vaping products.
Where can I find more information?
|Types of Smoker||Cigarettes per day||Recommended Vapes(Click to go to Brand)||Nicotine Salt
|Estimated Daily Consumption (Pods)|
|0 - 0.5
0 - 0.5
|0.5 - 1
0.5 - 1
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3.5% or 5%
- Nicotine e-cigarettes (TGA)
- Nicotine e-cigarettes: Information for consumers (TGA)
- Nicotine e-cigarettes: Questions and answers (TGA)
- TGO 110 Guidance for Therapeutic Goods (Standard for Nicotine Vaping Products) (TGA PDF)
- ATHRA info & resources for Australian GPs (ATHRA Resources)
Supporting Smoking Cessation Report - A Guide for Health Professionals
94 page PDF, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)