AUSTRALIA: Import ban on nicotine-containing vaping products

AUSTRALIA: Import ban on nicotine-containing vaping products

In terms of regulations on vaping, Australia has stood out for several years by offering a very restrictive or even often prohibitive framework. And that doesn't seem to want to change! Indeed, from July 1, 2020, the importation of vaping products containing nicotine into the country will be prohibited.


Gregory Andrew "Greg" Hunt is a member of the Australian parliament since 2001

AN EVEN MORE PROHIBITIVE APPROACH TO E-CIGARETTE!


The e-cigarette is clearly not welcome in Australia! If in the land of kangaroos health authorities have long been concerned about e-liquids containing nicotine and their regulations surrounding them, it is a fairly clear decision that has just been taken.

As of July 1, 2020, the importation of nicotine-containing vaping products will be banned in Australia. The Federal Minister of Health, Greg Hunt said he urged the health ministry to work with border forces on a new approach to e-cigarettes. This new regulation will be managed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

The reaction of associations promoting vaping and harm reduction worldwide was quick to come. Nancy Loucas, Co -Founder and co-director of the New Zealand vaping consumer advocacy organization said: « AVCA supports vapers across the country and joins organizations such as ATHRA, PPHA, AVA and LVA to speak out against senseless repression by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)«

From the date of the import ban passed, only one possibility to obtain an e-liquid with nicotine: it will be necessary to have a doctor's prescription. This is terrible news for vaping and the fight against smoking in Australia…

source : abc.net.au

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