In South Australia, it is illegal to sell or possess nicotine vapour liquid without a prescription, as described in the Controlled Substances Act 1984 (SA). This means that when a consumer buys these products online from a foreign supplier or an Australian pharmacy, they now legally require a prescription from an Australian doctor. It remains illegal for other Australian retailers such as tobacco shops, vaping shops and convenience stores to sell nicotine vapour products. Updated research from the National Board of Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) has revealed the effects of vaping. E-cigarettes, also known as “e-cigarettes” or “vapes,” heat the liquid, which usually contains nicotine, into the inhaled vapor. Victoria passed e-cigarette-specific amendments to the Tobacco Act on 1 August 2017. These laws govern the sale, advertising and use of e-cigarettes. The sale, use and possession of nicotine-containing products is prohibited by Victorian drug and poison legislation. E-cigarettes cannot be used in smoke-free areas, it is illegal to sell an e-cigarette product to a person under the age of 18, and advertising or promotional material related to e-cigarette products may not be visible. Stores are only allowed to install a sign informing customers that e-cigarette products are available in-store and a price chart similar to the price charts we see for cigarettes. The new laws also prohibit retailers from providing samples of e-cigarette products, and you can no longer vape in closed workplaces like a retail store.
However, you can still import nicotine from abroad and buy nicotine-free e-liquids. Four Corners found several illegal vape sales on social media with “hundreds of suppliers to choose from on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok.” Many local convenience stores also sell vapes above and below the counter. It is illegal to display advertisements for e-cigarettes. Electronic cigarette advertising means writing or a still or moving image, a sign, symbol or other visual image or an acoustic message intended to promote or promote the purchase of an electronic cigarette product. It`s also illegal: it`s illegal for a person to have a nicotine vaping product in possession without a prescription, according to section 36. In Victoria, it is illegal to sell, possess or use a liquid containing nicotine in an electronic cigarette without a prescription. For all other retailers in New South Wales, the sale of e-cigarettes or e-liquids containing nicotine is illegal. The sale and use of e-cigarettes and nicotine-containing e-liquids is illegal under the New South Wales Poisons and Therapeutic Products Regulations 2008 without permission from the New South Wales Department of Health. If you are prosecuted for selling nicotine-containing products, our lawyers at National Criminal Lawyers® will work exclusively in criminal matters. It is imperative that you are legally represented, if you feel that your rights and freedoms are threatened, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.
Illegal e-cigarettes and nicotine-containing liquids worth more than $1 million have been seized in New South Wales this year. E-cigarettes that do not contain nicotine are legal in New South Wales. Adults can buy and use e-cigarettes that do not contain nicotine. In New South Wales, vaping laws were passed in June and December 2015, making amendments to the Public Health (Tobacco) Act. In 2017, a number of laws were also passed that affected how e-cigarettes can be displayed and sold in New South Wales. These laws restrict the sale of vaping products and vaping accessories to people under the age of 18 and the use of e-cigarettes in cars with children under the age of 16 is also a criminal offence. You may not see vape ads or vape accessories that may be seen or heard from a public place, whether inside or outside a commercial premises, you may not give away free samples of vaping products and vaping accessories, and you may not have vaping products as part of buyer loyalty programs, sponsorships or vending machines. Retailers are only allowed to display price tickets and unit price tables.
You can legally buy nicotine-free e-liquids in New South Wales. It`s legal to use e-cigarettes with an e-liquid containing nicotine, and you can vape indoors and outdoors without smoking. How can I legally buy my nicotine vaping products? Under New South Wales and national legislation, it is illegal to make therapeutic claims on goods if they are not registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). This means that it would be illegal to sell or deliver e-cigarettes if a label, website, poster or website makes a claim such as “This product will help you quit smoking”. Verbal statements from sellers are also included. In October last year, the Australian government passed new laws on access to vapes.