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.
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.