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Australia Nicotine Ban

UPDATE: The Australian Government has officially postponed the nicotine import ban until January 2021. This delay couldn't have happened without all of you uniting together to oppose it. Thank you all for taking the time to sign petitions and share your stories. This shows that Australian Vapers have a voice and we will be heard by those in power.

The Vaper Empire vape store is open and accepting orders!

Now is the time to keep up the momentum. Over the next six months, Vaper Empire will continue to work with advocacy groups and the Government to push for commonsense regulations for the industry. Our work is not complete, but we are more united and determined than ever. Thank you again for making this happen!

Today the Australian Health Department announced a plan that would effectively block all imports of nicotine for vaping, starting 1 July 2020. This plan is a serious threat that will likely impact your ability to continue vaping nicotine liquids.

As a valued member of the Vaper Empire family, we would like to answer some of the urgent questions customers have regarding this new plan and what it could mean for you.

If your questions have not been answered below, please contact us at [email protected]

What exactly does the proposal say?

Under the proposed guidelines, Australians will no longer be able to import nicotine for their own personal use. Only doctors or medical suppliers will be able to import nicotine with the permission granted by the Health Department.

This means that from the 1st of July, 2020, Vaper Empire and all other online suppliers will no longer be able to offer Australians nicotine for vaping, should the plan go ahead.

Department of Health (ODC) proposal

Can I still purchase nicotine e-liquid before 1 July 2020?

Yes | We will continue offering nicotine e-liquid until the plan comes into force. The proposed nicotine ban is scheduled to become effective on 1 July 2020. At that time, Vaper Empire will be required to cease sales of all nicotine e-liquid and only be able to offer nicotine-free e-liquid as an alternative. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates as we know more.

Can I still purchase nicotine e-liquid after 1 July 2020?

Unlikely | Currently this is a proposed ban and the situation could change prior to the ban being implemented on 1 July 2020. However, if the proposal is enacted, the importation of e-liquid containing nicotine will be deemed illegal after this date and we will no longer be able to offer nicotine e-liquid.

Will I still be able to get e-cigarettes?

Yes | The Australian Government’s recent proposal DOES NOT apply to e-cigarette devices or nicotine-free e-liquid, only e-liquid containing nicotine.

Should I stock up on my nicotine e-liquid supplies?

Yes | As of right now, Vaper Empire is operating normally. However, with the expectation that this proposal will come into force on 1 July 2020, we recommend that you quickly stock up on your e-liquid supplies in anticipation of the ban.

What will happen to my existing order if it's not delivered by 1 July?

"The Australian Border Force (ABF) may seize e-cigarettes containing nicotine which arrive in Australia on or after 1 July 2020".

Will I get a refund if I paid for my order and it's seized by the ABF?

If the proposal does come into effect on 1 July 2020 and your order has been seized by the ABF, it is our policy to reimburse any customers affected. If this happens to you, please contact us:

If you need assistance, please contact us at [email protected]
or call us on 1800 VAPERS (1800 827 377)
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We understand that access to vaping supplies and nicotine is important – and shouldn’t – simply stop. We are working hard to fight for the future of vaping in Australia and will be in touch in the coming days.

On behalf of the entire Vaper Empire family, we thank you for your support and your loyalty and will continue to keep you updated through this dynamic situation.

Wishing You Well,
The VE Team

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