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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.

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Prescription Vape - Nicotine Prescription Australia

Yes, Prescription Vape has available for sale a number of pod vapes and e-liquids containing nicotine in various strengths and flavours. We ‘sponsor’ them into Australia, and have checked them to ensure they comply with the new product safety and standards now required by law

In Australia, you must be 18 in order to do anything vape-related. If somebody under the age of 18 is caught with a vape then the authorities have every right to seize it from them, in addition to any and all associated equipment.

From 1 October 2021, all nicotine vaping products (nicotine e-cigarettes, pods and e-liquid) are classed as prescription only medicine. It is important that Australian vapers meet the requirements for legally importing vape products into Australia. Hence, you should have a valid medical prescription from an Australian doctor at the time of import.

E-cigarettes that do not contain nicotine are still legal in NSW. Therefore, adults can buy and use e-cigarettes that do not contain nicotine.

Australia has a strict yet complex regulatory environment for vaping with a mix of both Federal and State laws. While the Federal Government regulates the overall use of nicotine, each state and territory manages their own laws governing the sale, age limits on purchase, display and promotion of vaping products, and the use in public places. This has led to an array of challenges and difficulties navigating these laws for Australian vapers. 

Unfortunately, it is illegal for retailers and retail shops to sell liquid nicotine in Australia — as of 1 October 2021, e-cigarettes and e-liquids containing nicotine are a prescription only medicine. For retailers other than pharmacies it will continue to be illegal to sell e-liquids and e-cigarettes that contain nicotine. This includes online sales.

However, all this means is that you’ll have to get a prescription from a doctor to be allowed to get the nicotine liquid. In other words, if you’re looking to legally purchase and use nicotine juice cartridges, you will need your vape prescribed to you for therapeutic purposes, such as smoking cessation or alleviation of nicotine withdrawal.  

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

All you need in order to legally buy and use nicotine juice cartridges is a medical prescription from a registered Australian doctor. The TGA has released a list of resources where smokers can speak to a health professional to obtain a prescription for nicotine. Other sources to obtain the doctor prescriptions are listed below: 

  • Prescriptionvape.com.au Our 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.
  • ATHRA has a growing list of TGA prescribed doctors across Australia who can help. You can obtain nicotine prescriptions through face-to-face consultations or inputting an inquiry for a prescription online

Once you’ve got a valid prescription, you can get your vape products from an Australian pharmacy or order it online. If you are purchasing the nicotine juice cartridges from overseas, you’ll have to send a copy of your prescription to the seller so they can attach it to your order. That way if Border Force intercepts your package, they know it’s legal and you’ll be able to receive your package safe and sound. 

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.

Vaping enthusiasts in Australia can legally purchase any non-nicotine containing vaping devices and liquids without a prescription. 

However, as of October 1st 2021, vapers will require a valid Australian medical prescription for all purchases of nicotine vaping products, such as nicotine e-cigarettes, nicotine pods and liquid nicotine. 

Nicotine is already a Schedule C substance in Australia that requires a prescription, but the authorities did not enforce the law up to now.

Please be advised that 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 – AU

Prescription Vape is an Australian-owned and operated business that is committed to providing convenient and reliable access to vaping products for people across the country. Our experts have carefully chosen a small number of vaping brands based on their technical excellence and performance. And we will only supply a product once it can satisfy rigorous quality and manufacturing standards 

Vapeindustries.com.au – NSW

Vape Industries is a NSW based retailer for vape products. Established in 2014, the company has a diverse selection of the biggest brands, hardware and juice flavors, including starter kits, vape devices parts (mods, tanks and atomizers) and e-liquid (without nicotine). 

 

Thevapestore.com.au – VIC

The Vape Store you’ll find a great range of products from known brands like Geekvape, Vaporesso, Voopoo, Smok, Wismec, Joyetech, Innokin, Aspire and many more. They offer beginner guide support on making how to use your vape devices, and provide the information to help you choose your next device. They also produce review videos, tutorial videos and articles, as well as keeping you updated on industry news.

 

Vapeworldaustralia.com.au – QSL/AU

Vape World Australia (VWA) offers a wide range of premium e-liquid and vape hardware at affordable prices. If you’re in Australia, you’ll also get your vape products quicker since they are based in Queensland.