Two Australian vaping businesses have found a way to integrate Australia’s tricky regulatory scheme into their business.
Under Australian law, nicotine is treated as a poison, following the Commonwealth Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) and most Australian businesses cannot stock nicotine e-liquid.
For an Australian resident to acquire e-liquid with nicotine they must first get a medical certificate. They can then only import a limited supply from overseas or get it made from an accredited compound pharmacy locally.
But now the companies Nicopharm and Nicovape have developed a process where people can get the prescription and the e-liquid in one transaction.
First the customer fills in an online questionnaire and after the assessment within 24 hours by an affiliated doctor, they can order the product.