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[...] from 1 October 2021, consumers will need a doctor’s prescription to legally access nicotine e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine. [...]

“My final decision is to make certain nicotine-containing products, including e-cigarettes, only available with a prescription from an Australian medical practitioner,” said the TGA delegate.

“The basis on which I have made my final decision balances consumer demand for nicotine e-cigarettes to support smoking cessation and the public health need to reduce and prevent the initiation of nicotine addiction among non-smokers, in particular, in adolescents.”