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Federal Laws

Federal Nicotine consumer laws in Australia are a lot more complex  than they need to be. 

When nicotine is sold in a combustible form like smoking it is governed by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)

When nicotine is any other nicotine replacemnet therapy (NRT) products it is governed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Please find further information clearly outlined below.

Laws On Nicotine Products

Below is the simplified version of federal laws pertaining to these products, for deeper details please click on relevent links. 

Vaping 

All Vaping products, associated accesories and products made to produce any of the components of a vaping product, with or without nicotine, is essentially banned/prohibited from legally being able to advertise, import or sell in Australia unless one has a prescription from an Australian Doctor, then these products may only be able to be purchased legally via an Australian chemist. All other vaping products sold in Australia are sold illegally, except for non nicotine products that are currently stocked may be sold out till further notice is given by the Australian Government. 

Currently, further laws preventing the manufacturing of vaping products and commercial posession of vaping products is in the middle of a senate commitee process. 

NRT

All other nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) goods, for example:

nicotine sprays, inhalers, gums and patches are legal for retail purchase from age 12 without a prescription. 

Snus/Pouches

Pouches that contain tobacco, like snus, have been banned in Australia since 1991, as part of a consumer product ban on all forms of smokeless tobacco products. This means other smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco, snuff, and dissolvable tobacco sticks or tablets, are also banned from sale in Australia.

Heat Not Burn

Heat-not-burn products are not currently legal in Australia.

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