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Thread: TGA notice re importing of nic dated 7/5/14

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    TGA notice re importing of nic dated 7/5/14

    this just appeared on the vapors lounge on fb - a recent notice from the tga

    "In order to use this scheme, and so you don't inadvertently commit an offence, you need to be aware that to import nicotine for personal use, you must hold a prescription from a registered medical practitioner. Nicotine is classified as a prescription only medicine."


    Liquid nicotine and personal importation for use in electronic cigarettes

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    I personally do not believe most the stuff written on gov websites.
    One department will differ on what another says etc
    Will sit back and watch this thread with much interest.
    Nice find avtek.
    Though not good if it is in fact true.
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    and how is nicotine a medicine ?
    what disease does it treat?
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    How seriously would customs follow up on this? While they are checking if you have a valid prescription for 500ml of 36mg unflavoured nicotine, 5 tones of heroin slip under the radar...
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    I actually talked to me doctor about this a while ago and he is more than happy to write a prescription. Unfortunately you can't fill it anywhere. The prescriptions last 1 calendar year.

    As he said just tell him what to write. I of course told him I vape 20mls 36mg a day (just joking)
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    ok no probs


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    I just heard about this on FB. My first question was, 'Is this a hoax???' And my second was, 'Since when was nic a medicine??'

    Yep. Will keep an eye on this, too.
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    Is this the TGA saying that nic imports ARE covered as unapproved medications (making nicotine juice, in effect, a schedule 2?!)

    If true, this could be pretty big (and perhaps an indication of where things are going).

    I'm lucky to have an understanding, ethical, knowledgeable and supportive GP on hand. I remember when he first saw my PV - he was curious, then a few weeks later (yeah, I'm in there all the time) after doing his own research, wanted some names of vendors and recommendations for juices and hardware because he had one or two other patients that really wanted to quit but found other options ineffective. I have no doubts I'd be able to get a script easily... and I hope the majority of people here are in a similar situation to me (though, not needing to see their GP as often as I do in the first place, obviously).

    EDIT : I am a smeghead that actually means schedule 4 when they say schedule 2

    Quote Originally Posted by LNB View Post
    How seriously would customs follow up on this? While they are checking if you have a valid prescription for 500ml of 36mg unflavoured nicotine, 5 tones of heroin slip under the radar...
    That depends on how restricted the medication is. Try bringing some schedule 8 (the stuff where the pharmacy has to hold on to the script by law, and you can only fill it once per month for a 6 weeks supply, and there is a HUGE black market for it) in to the country and see what happens if they find it! (No, don't try it - I'm being facetious ).
    Last edited by Fractal; 13-05-14 at 11:30 PM.
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    If nicotine is a prescription only medicine, why do you not need a prescription to buy nicotine gum, or a pack of cigarettes for that matter?

    This is a deliberate attempt to stall the uptake of e-cigs by smokers.

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    Fractal, do you think we may see customs seizing imports soon?

 

 
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