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Anti-vaping campaign

Cancer Institute NSW is delivering a new campaign, ‘Every vape is a hit to your health’, to young people aged 14-24 in NSW. The campaign highlights the health harms and harmful ingredients in e-cigarettes (vapes).

Important changes are underway in 2024 to place stricter controls on e-cigarette and vaping products. 

  • No more disposable vapes from overseas: As of 1 January 2024, a ban on importing disposable single use vapes commenced. This means, even if a patient has a prescription, they will no longer be able to import disposable single use vapes online from overseas.  
  • No more personal vape imports: From 1 March 2024, the Personal Importation Scheme will cease for all vapes. After this, importers will need an import licence and permit. 
  • Changes to access pathways: Special Access Scheme Category C is now available enabling medical practitioners and nurse practitioners’ access through the notification pathway. 

RACGP is updating their guide: Supporting smoking cessation: A guide for health professionals.

Draft interim guidance is now available and includes updated access pathways to help patients and young people stop vaping and smoking.