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Australia Requested to Consider Permitting E Liquids and E Cigs with Limited Nicotine

Australia Requested to Consider Permitting E Liquids and E Cigs with Limited Nicotine.

Currently, in Australia, all nicotine-containing products must be approved as “registered” medicines in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods before they can be marketed.  No approval has been granted to date.

Recently, a proposal was submitted to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) by the New Nicotine

Australia Requested to Consider Permitting E Liquids and E Cigs with Limited Nicotine

New Nicotine Alliance – Australia

Alliance Australia (NNAA), an independent consumer association, requesting that nicotine e-liquids be allowed provided they do not exceed a maximum nicotine concentration.  Although each state and territory has its own regulations, e-liquids and e-cig products are effectively banned since nicotine is classified as a poison.

The NNAA application suggests an exemption to this law for nicotine concentrations of 3.6% or less for e-cig systems.  The hope is a decision will be made by spring 2017 with e-liquids becoming legal as of the summer of 2017.  This would allow the purchase of these goods without having to import them.