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What the Australian Government is doing about vaping

Australian vaping laws and other action.

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Is vaping illegal in Australia?


In Australia, it is illegal to buy and sell an e-cigarette or any e-liquid that contains nicotine, unless you have a doctor’s prescription. 

Get more answers on our Vaping quick facts page, or scroll down for a timeline of government action below.

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