RACP consultation: TGA Proposed reforms to the regulation of nicotine vaping products
23 Dec 2022
The TGA is conducting a public consultation on the proposed reforms to the regulation of nicotine vaping products (NVPs) in Australia. Emerging evidence shows that the current regulations are not achieving their intended purpose. A black market of NVPs exists, and that NVPs are being readily accessed unlawfully by children, adolescents, and by adults for recreational purposes, without a prescription.
The reform options proposed are in four mains areas, with a view to preventing children and adolescents from accessing NVPs, while supporting access to prescription based NVPs of known composition and quality for smoking cessation:
- changes to border controls for NVPs
- pre-market TGA assessment of NVPs against a product standard
- strengthening the product standard regarding minimum quality and safety standards for NVPs
- clarifying the status of NVPs as ‘therapeutic goods’.
The College produced a policy document on e-cigarettes in 2018 and intends to making a submission to this consultation.
We are now inviting feedback on any questions listed in the RACP consultation form. You can either respond via sending back the consultation form, or directly emailing your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Monday, 2 January.