Australia to permit prescription e-cigarettes in 2021

The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has announced that, from June 2021, vaping products will be available in Australia on prescription only. The regulatory change will apply to all nicotine products and therefore heated tobacco products, chewing tobacco and snuff will also potentially be available only on prescription. Current consumer regulations will remain in place, meaning that tobacco and some NRT products will remain available as over-the-counter purchases.