FAQ

Prescriptions

Select pharmacies can dispense nicotine prescriptions in Australia. You can only acquire a prescription from an Australian doctor. There are severe penalties for importing or possessing vaping products without a prescription, including fines of over $10,000 in some states, or even prison time. Prescriptionvape.com.au doctors will provide our patients with a virtual consultation at no cost for patients who make a purchase from our online shop. Your prescription will be sent directly to our partner pharmacy for dispense and shipping to your door

Although any doctor can write a vape prescription in Australia, many are hesitant to do so or have not completed the documentation required by the TGA to become an Authorized Prescriber. At prescriptionvape.com.au our doctors will review your case at no cost and, if eligible, provide you with a free vape prescription. Once you make your first purchase, your prescription will be sent directly to our partner pharmacy for dispense and shipping to your door.

There are severe penalties for importing or possessing vaping devices and products without a prescription, including fines of over $10,000 in some states, or even prison time.

You still require a prescription to purchase via the Personal Import Scheme, and you are only permitted to import 3 months supply. If you decide to purchase from a retailer based overseas, be sure to buy from a reputable supplier who is able to meet the Australian TGO 110 quality standard. If you purchase a product via prescriptionvape.com.au the prescription will be valid for 12 months and will be shipped from a local Australian pharmacy

You can legally purchase vaping devices, and non-nicotine containing vaping liquid from Prescriptionvape.com.au without a prescription.

Our doctors will only prescribe vaping products that we have assessed and deemed as compliant with the new regulations and satisfy quality, technical and manufacturing standards. 

Safety

Many sources report vaping to be less harmful than smoking tobacco. Research shows vapour from electronic cigarettes contain much fewer harmful chemicals than cigarette smoke, however, vaping does still pose some serious health risks.

Vaping is addictive and, like smoking tobacco, has risks associated with respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, stroke, diabetes and gastrointestinal disorders. 

Currently, the evidence on safety and effectiveness of vaping has been mixed and insufficient, highlighting the need for additional research. 

Concern about the short term risks of vaping (months to a few years) originated from people smoking vapes containing THC (an ingredient in cannabis) and vitamin E acetate, a thickening agent. As of January 2020, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed  that 60 people had died from e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury (known as EVALI). These cases predominantly affected people who had either modified their vaping devices, or used black market modified e-liquids that contained THC, and in particular, vitamin E acetate.

Products supplied via prescriptionvapes.com.au have been reviewed against the new product standards TGO 110, meaning we have assessed they meet the required quality standards for vaping products and do not contain THC or vitamin E Acetate.

There is limited available evidence in relation to the safety or efficacy vaping products. To date, studies have shown that there are risks associated with vaping, and more research is needed to determine its safety and effectiveness as a smoking cessation tool.

Prescription Vape products in Australia must comply with the relevant TGA quality standard. This standard defines requirements for labelling, ingredients, packaging, concentration and container volume and product purity. Products that are bought online from overseas suppliers may not meet Australia’s quality standard.

Studies have shown that there are both short and long term side effects to using vaping products. The most common unwanted side effects in the short term are mouth irritation, headache, cough and feeling unwell. Ongoing use largely resolved these side effects, usually within 1-4 weeks. 

There are long term risks associated with vaping. Vaping is addictive and can increase your risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, diabetes and stroke. 

More research is needed to determine the safety profile and clinical effectiveness of vaping as a smoking cessation tool.

No. Prescription Vape doctors will not approve a prescription for patients who are under 18 years of age, are pregnant or have never smoked or vaped before. Prescriptionvape.com.au doctors are available to assist existing adult smokers or vapers who are seeking to legal options to quit or reduce their smoking of tobacco.

No. Prescription Vape doctors will not approve a prescription for patients who are under 18 years of age, are pregnant or have never smoked or vaped before. Prescriptionvape.com.au doctors are available to assist existing adult smokers or vapers who are seeking to legal options to quit or reduce their smoking of tobacco.

Cost

Prescriptionvape.com.au doctors will provide our patients with a virtual consultation at no cost and a free prescription for patients who make a purchase from our online shop. Your prescription will be sent directly to our partner pharmacy for dispense and shipping to your door.

Yes. A pack a day smoker can spend up to $50 a day. A patient using prescription vape can expect to pay less than $10 per day for a similar level of tobacco cigarette consumption.