On October 1, domestic and international purchases of liquid nicotine, including products containing liquid nicotine, will require a prescription. This is a result of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) amending the Poisons Standard for nicotine.
But, in reality, not much has changed. Nevertheless, there are several public health implications, both positive and negative, to the TGA’s decision. First, these changes to nicotine scheduling will make it legal for consumers with a valid prescription to obtain Nicotine Vaping Products (NVPs) – like e-cigarettes – domestically from local and online Australian-based pharmacies.