How Is Nicovape Legal?
AUSTRALIAN REGULATIONS ON NICOTINE
Under Australian laws, it is illegal to buy, possess or use nicotine inclusive e-liquids without a valid prescription from a registered Australian medical practitioner.
In Australia, medicines and poisons are listed in the Poisons Standard and are classified into categories called Schedules, which determines how they are regulated and nicotine is classified as a Schedule 7’ dangerous poison’ (S7).
However, use and possession of liquid nicotine for a therapeutic purpose (eg to quit, reduce smoking, or to prevent relapse) is classified as a Schedule 4 substance which are legal to possess and use if prescribed by a doctor.
TGA PERSONAL IMPORTATION SCHEME
You can legally import nicotine from overseas for a therapeutic purpose 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. Since nicotine is classified as a Schedule 4 product when used for therapeutic purposes, the law requires you to have a prescription issued by a registered Australian doctor. Keep your prescription stored in a safe place which can be accessed in case it is required.
The issue facing Australian smokers however is that only a few doctors (less than 10 nationally from our research) are prepared to write a prescription for an e-cigarette product which contains Nicotine, as none have yet been registered on the ARTG for domestic sale. To add to this obstacle, the average Australian such as a stay-at-home parent, generally doesn’t have the time to find one of these rare doctors to get their legally required prescription and then there’s the added uncertainty of not knowing what’s safe and what’s not when buying online, so they continue to smoke.
This is the legal pathway which Nicovape operates under and the exact problem we’re determined to solve. Patients can order their nicotine containing e-cigarette products on our website and also obtain their free, legally required prescription for Nicotine issued by an Australian registered doctor which is sent to the patient via email prior to their order being delivered.
Some advantages of the Nicovape service is that we are a New Zealand registered company with an Australian registered division responsible for wholesale nicotine free orders and customer service. Our liquids are produced at our very own laboratory in Auckland, New Zealand using only the highest grade of certified raw ingredients. Even though e-liquids and devices are not yet regulated under Australian law, our laboratory complies with all Good Manufacturing Principles (GMP) standards and places product quality and user safety as our highest priority. Our guarantee of quality control and level of safety standards for a mass produced product is currently unmatched in Australia and with operations located in both New Zealand and Australia, we are able to offer express next-day delivery, Australian issued prescriptions and local support if any problems arise.
PENALTIES FOR POSSESSING NICOTINE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION
More information can be found on the TGA’s website