Preventing nicotine uptake by young Australians with prescription based vaping

The Government is responding to the independent regulatory decision of the TGA today with a range of measures to support the cessation of smoking, and to help prevent teenagers taking up pathways to smoking.   As noted in the TGA decision (https://www.tga.gov.au/scheduling-decision-final/notice-final-decision-amend-current-poisons-standard-nicotine), from 1 October 2021, consumers importing nicotine will require a doctor’s prescription to…

Transcript – 2GB interview with Chris Smith

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Transcript – Today Show interview with Belinda Russell and David Campbell

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Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

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Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

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