New Vaping Legislation Are Now in Effect
The Australian Federal Government announced late 2023 the timeline and legislation of banning single use vapes in Australia. The new legislation has passed, and the importation of single use vapes will be banned.
The Federal Government also announced a new Special Access Scheme. This scheme also passed and allows health practitioners to prescribe therapeutic vaping products, where they believe it is clinically appropriate.
There are further changes expected to commence from 1 March 2024 including:
- Cessation of the personal importation of vapes.
- Importation bans on non-therapeutic vapes.
- Importers and manufacturers will be required to notify the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of therapeutic vape product’s are compliant with the relevant product standards.
- Importers are required to obtain a license and permit from the Australian Government’s Office of Drug Control before the products are imported.
How Quitmate can help you
With the newly implemented legislation, and more to come, 2024 is the perfect time to quit smoking using a medically approved treatment program. At Quitmate, we have developed the Quitmate program to help you quit smoking. The program begins with a phone consultation that is discreet, fast and convenient. Once you have had your phone consultation, a treatment plan will be tailored to help you quit smoking. Throughout your quit journey, Quitmate provides ongoing support, with follow up appointments and prescriptions. Therapies the clinician will discuss include nicotine replacement therapy, quit smoking medications and medically approved nicotine vaping therapy.