E-cigraettes are being regularly pitched to newsagents so I thought I check in with the current situation regarding the regulation and sale of the products. The sale of nicotine containing e-cigarettes is banned in Australia which is kind of odd since nicotine contained cigarettes are still legal.
While the sale of all e-cigarettes, including non-nicotine containing product, is banned in Western Australia, it’s not the case elsewhere from what I can see.
This is a category of product to approach with caution given that it’s possible you might not know what you are stocking. I was approached yesterday by a start up importer and they were not sure about the nicotine content of their product. Ignorance is no defence.
Quit South Australia has published a useful fact sheet. The Therapeutic Goods Administration of the federal government also has useful information available online. The Conversation last month published a report worth reading on this topic.