Carolyn Beaumont is a GP, and an experienced Australian prescriber of e-liquid for smoking cessation.
Once you have a script, you can order your e-liquid overseas every 3 months.
Your script is essential – under Australian federal law it is ILLEGAL to attempt to import or possess e-liquid without a valid script from an Australian fully registered doctor.
Consults are $70 for 6 month supply script (written as a 3-month supply, with 1 repeat). Unfortunately no Medicare rebate is currently available.
Book and pay for your online consultation.
Note – ignore the available times/days. Just book the next available spot.
Once payment is approved, you will receive a password to access the medical questionnaire.
Complete your online questionnaire and email it to email@example.com
All responses are confidential.
If any questions are unclear, email me.
A script will be emailed to you. In the unlikely event you are not eligible, your fee will be refunded (minus a small admin charge).
RACGP, MD, DipChildHealth, BMedSci(Dist), BMus(Hons), GradDipEd
No one is saying that nicotine vaping is 100% safe. There is no long-term data on the safety of nicotine vaping. However, there is a substantial and growing body of evidence that supports the relative safety and effectiveness of nicotine vaping, compared to smoking tobacco.
The World Health Organization provides a balanced assessment of the role of nicotine vaping. Click here for the full report. Essentially, although the lack of long-term safety data is highlighted as a major issue, WHO does offer support for nicotine vaping in current smokers who are unable to stop smoking:
RACGP provides a comprehensive guideline for doctors regarding smoking cessation. The relevant section can be accessed here. In essence, although nicotine vaping is not a first-line smoking cessation method, the RACGP say it ‘may be a reasonable intervention’ in certain groups:
“For people who have tried to achieve smoking cessation with approved pharmacotherapies but failed, but who are still motivated to quit smoking and have brought up e-cigarette usage with their healthcare practitioner, nicotine containing e-cigarettes may be a reasonable intervention to recommend.”
Anyone under 18 is not eligible for a nicotine script from me, regardless of circumstances. The Australian legislative position is absolutely clear on this – Vaping (with or without nicotine) is UNSAFE for young people to experiment with. There are valid concerns that vaping when young may lead to smoking. However, I am happy to discuss other smoking cessation strategies with anyone under 18. And please, make sure to explore what QUIT.org.au can offer you.