Australians to pay up to $150 for a prescription vape under new crackdown

January 17, 2024 by

Australians to pay up to $150 for a prescription vape under new crackdown

Millions of Aussies could now pay up to $150 for a single vape as they are forced to get a GP prescription under tough new rules. New data from the Health Department predicts about 450,000 people will need prescriptions for a nicotine vapes each year requiring almost one million additional visits to the doctor. The changes come under Australia’s total import ban on non-therapeutic and disposable single-use vapes which came into force on January 1.

13.00% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 2.6 million current smokers in Australia 15.20% of men are current smokers but only 10.90% of women.



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