Accessing vaping prescriptions in Northern Territory
As of 1st October 2021, Australiaans require a prescription to legally vape nicotine. If you live in the Northern Territory and are ready to quit smoking or current vape, this means you will need a prescription from your GP or a medical service provider such as Help Me Stop.
Who can be prescribed vapes in the Northern Territory?
At Help Me Stop our mission is to reduce the health risks of smoking for Aussies. Anyone wanting to quit smoking and reduce the negative impacts of tobacco on their health is eligible for prescription vaping, as long as they have tried other ways to quit first.
Vaping is only used as a second-line treatment for quitting smoking. So if you have tried (and failed) to quit before using medications, nicotine replacement patches or gums you will be eligible for a vaping prescription.
Are nicotine vapes legal in NT?
In Darwin, throughout NT and Australiaa, vaping nicotine is illegal – unless you have a prescription. Purchasing black market, under the counter nicotine vapes from tobacco stores or some online sources, are less likely to have safety mechanisms and meet Australiaan guidelines.
If ordering vape liquid from international suppliers it is recommended you request a copy of your prescription to be included in the package to avoid any penalties or fines.
To avoid any penalties or uncertainty about your vape prescription, accessing vaping via Help Me Stop or your doctor will ensure you receive a vape device and vape liquid that meets Australiaan standards.
How do I access nicotine vaping in Darwin?
If you live in Darwin or rural NT, accessing prescribed vaping through virtual consults via Help Me Stop is easy. Free virtual consults assess your eligibility for prescribed nicotine vaping.
A medical professional will review your case, and if approved, your chosen vape and vape pods will be sent out directly to your door via express Australiaa Post.
Can vaping help me quit smoking?
Research shows vaping can help people avoid smoking cigarettes with greater success than other nicotine replacement options. Vaping is still a new option in the area of smoking cessation and being monitored by a medical professional can support you stop tobacco and guide you away from addiction to nicotine entirely.
Is vaping cheaper than smoking in NT?
Vaping lightens the load on your wallet but also reduces your exposure to dangerous by-products of smoking tobacco products. In Australiaa, if you smoke a pack a day your average yearly spend on tobacco or cigarettes can exceed $12,000 per year.
When compared to vaping costs, which usually amount to $1150 per year including vape devices and refills, this is a potential saving of over $10,000! Not to mention the benefits to your health by quitting smoking tobacco.
Why Help Me Stop?
Our team of experienced doctors, pharmacists and healthcare professionals are committed to helping Australiaans quit smoking with the assistance of vaping when other efforts have failed them.
Our expert team have selected premium vaping devices and vape pod refills for performance and ease of use. Brands selected by Help Me Stop meet or exceed Australiaan standards and international guidelines for vaping quality.
If you’re ready to be rid of your tobacco habit, contact your GP or reach out to Help Me Stop see how we can support you on your quit journey.