Australia Nicotine Import Ban from July 1st
To our dear Australian customers,
Our hearts are heavy.
On Friday 19th June 2020, the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) and the Australian Border Force made the following announcement:
Effective from 1st July 2020, the Australian Border Force will block the importation of nicotine products for personal use, irrespective of whether you hold a valid prescription or not.
The maximum penalty for importing nicotine will be $222,000!
Sadly, this announcement means that on:
Midnight AEST on Friday 26th June 2020 we will be removing all NICOTINE pods from our Australian website for the foreseeable future.
All orders received on or before Friday 26th June 2020 will be fulfilled, dispatched and delivered to you before the ban takes effect. Western Australian customers should order before midnight tomorrow 23rd June 2020.
We strongly suggest that you place your order and stock up on your favourites before the cut-off.
If we receive any further information regarding the ban we will let you know immediately.
What Happens After 1st July 2020?
From the 1st of July 2020, you will only have access to purchase devices and accessories at PodVapes.com.au. We are working hard to provide nicotine-free e-liquid and refillable pod options to ensure you continue living smoke-free.
Rest assured we will continue to stay open for business - just without nicotine.
We want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for your ongoing support and for being a part of our community.
Our amazing support team will continue to be available 24/7 via live chat and email to answer any questions you may have. Please understand that due to an expected influx of questions there may be a slight delay in responses.
We believe this announcement is a direct attack on your right to access a proven method to reduce harm from smoking and live a healthier life.
ATHRA (Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association) have stated:
“It is unscientific and irrational to ban vaping nicotine which is far a safer alternative for smokers while we allow the widespread availability of deadly combustible cigarettes.
Vapers are exposed to far fewer chemical toxins than smokers, have far fewer toxins in body tissues, and experience substantial improvements in health after switching from smoking.” More info here.
Please join us and sign the petition below to have this ban stopped.
Please also send an email to your local MP and urge them to reverse the ban.
Stay tuned for ongoing updates regarding re-fillable and nicotine-free pod options.
Together we can fight this and protect the right for all adult Australians to access nicotine e-liquid!