While e-cigarette devices are known to be legal in Australia, the sale and possession of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes is illegal (except in South Australia) as a result of the nicotine ban.
In order to legalize nicotine e-cigarettes, many groups and organizations in Australia are in the campaign, appeal, petition.For example, in August 2018, the Australian Taxpayers Alliance organized a petition campaign to legalize e-cigarettes in Australia.
At the time, Aaron Stonehouse, a spokesman for the coalition's campaign, said the sale of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes was almost always legal in developed countries and it was time for a change in Australia.
Although it is illegal to sell, the black market is so extensive that teenagers can easily buy e-cigarettes containing nicotine.With legalisation and planning, the Australian government has at last begun to make changes.
According to Radio 9 Australia, australians will be able to buy e-cigarettes containing nicotine at pharmacies as soon as they receive a doctor's prescription from June 2021, the Australian Drug Authority (TGA) announced on September 23.
The interim decision will be open for public comment and a final decision will be made by the end of the year.
Under the interim decision, the Poisons Standard will need to be revised so that nicotine, which people use, will be listed as a prescription drug rather than a dangerous poison.
The Australian Medicines Regulatory Agency (TGA) said in a statement that the proposed changes meant that "although you can still order online from your general supplier using the 'Personal Import Scheme' under the Therapeutic Substances Act 1989...Obviously, you'll need a prescription.
The change will not affect ordinary tobacco