TGA confirms nicotine e-cigarette access is by prescription only

first_imgTGA confirms nicotine e-cigarette access is by prescription only From 1 October 2021, the law for consumers to import nicotine e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine will align with the law for them to buy such products domestically. Closing a gap between Commonwealth and state and territory law, the decision announced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (the TGA) today, clarifies that consumers will require a doctor’s prescription to legally access nicotine e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine in Australia.This aligns with current domestic restrictions under State and Territory law that prohibit the supply of nicotine containing e-cigarettes in Australia without a valid medical prescription.This decision, announced by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) today, aims to prevent adolescents and young adults from taking-up nicotine e-cigarettes while allowing current smokers to access these products for smoking cessation on their doctor’s advice.There has been a significant increase in the use of nicotine e-cigarettes by young people in Australia and in many overseas countries. There is evidence that nicotine e-cigarettes act as a ‘gateway’ to smoking in youth and exposure to nicotine in adolescents can have long-term consequences for brain development.Consumers can continue to import nicotine e-cigarettes to assist with smoking cessation with a doctor’s prescription. Consumers will also be able to obtain nicotine e-cigarettes from local pharmacies and Australian based on-line pharmacies, with a prescription from an Authorised Prescriber or under the TGA Special Access Scheme. The requirement for a prescription will provide an opportunity for consumers to receive advice from their doctor on smoking cessation in the context of their overall health management.The decision follows two rounds of public consultation during 2020. As for all decisions of this type, the decision was made by a senior medical officer at the TGA as a Delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Health. It is not a decision of the Government or the Minister.Under existing state and territory laws, the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine without a prescription, is illegal throughout Australia. Additionally, the possession or use of these products without a prescription is illegal in all states and territories except South Australia. The decision today means that importing nicotine e-cigarette products from overseas websites without a valid doctor’s prescription will be illegal.There are currently no TGA approved nicotine e-cigarettes in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). Medicines not included in the ARTG are able to be accessed on prescription from any doctor through the TGA personal import scheme, or on prescription from a doctor who has received an authorisation under the TGA Authorised Prescriber or Special Access Scheme B.In response to concerns regarding the safety and quality of some nicotine e-cigarettes and e-cigarette fluids, a public consultation will be undertaken in February 2021 on product safety and quality standards. The consultation will be informed by existing international standards for nicotine e-cigarettes. Child resistant closures for liquid nicotine will also become mandatory to reduce the risk to children of accidental ingestion. This is consistent with many other countries.In the coming months there will be a wide range of educational and communication resources to support health professionals and consumers on the changes. The TGA website, which will be updated regularly, includes more information for consumers and health professionals about the changes.Consumers who may be affected by these changes are encouraged to speak to their medical practitioner regarding potential options ahead of the 1 October 2021 implementation date.Consumers are reminded that while importation may be permitted until 1 October 2021, possession in most States and Territories without a prescription is currently illegal.Individuals attempting to import commercial quantities of nicotine e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine may be subject to importation and seizure of products and potential fines under existing regulation. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. 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Changes coming to First as investment cut

first_imgA “systematic programme of management actions” has delivered a small rise in First Bus UK’s revenue, up by 1.3% from commercial passengers. It is also poised to change its networks, says Group CEO Tim O’Toole.It has carried out its threat to “focus our capital budget only on those markets where our stakeholders recognise the value of bus services, and the local transport strategy recognises the importance of bus services in responding to the problems of congestion, air quality, parking and issues of social exclusion.”It adds that due to “market uncertainties” there will be “further changes to the shape and breadth of our networks,” by March 2018.For the financial year to March 2018 it is buying 180 new buses, down from 272 in 2016/17.Announcing its interim results for the six months to 30 September First Bus UK made a £15.8m operating profit on a £428m revenue, a margin of 3.7%, up from 3.2% in the previous period.It says “demand patterns vary widely across the local markets. Industry conditions remain uncertain, with high street retail footfall trends and congestion affecting passenger demand in many of our markets, particularly in the north and Scotland.Find out more: Full interim report herelast_img read more

Freddie Mac joins SCRA initiative

first_imgAfter the White House announced an initiative to maximize servicemember benefits under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Freddie Mac encouraged mortgage servicers to participate in the initiative to make sure servicemembers are taking advantage of available protections.The SCRA puts an interest rate cap of six percent on mortgages for eligible, active servicemembers. The Obama administration announced changes that allow mortgage servicers to accept alternative documentation to verify military status, in order to make it easier for servicemembers to benefit from the law.  Specifically, mortgage services are now authorized and encouraged to use the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) database to confirm a borrower’s military status instead of requiring the service member to provide a copy of their orders.Freddie also encouraged mortgage servicers to take part by searching the online DMDC on a quarterly basis to find servicemembers in their portfolio not yet taking advantage of the interest rate cap, and to offer interest rate relief to those borrowers.Freddie said that its mortgage policies changed effective Aug. 26 in accordance with the initiative – changes will be included officially in the September Guide Bulletin. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Fruitport downs rival Spring Lake in non-conference volleyball match

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Niall Quirk Coaching Clinic – Thursday 5th November at Spruce Lodge, Co. Wicklow

first_img 3 November 2015, 09:40 ‘Correct Assessment and Suitable Exercises Leads to Success’ with Niall QuirkThis is a rare opportunity to hear insights on successfully coaching riders from internationally acclaimed, HSI accredited Coach Niall Quirk. When: Thursday 5th November 2015 Where: Spruce Lodge Training Facility, Redcross, Co. Wicklow        Time: 6pm – 9pm Cost: €20 Niall Quirk has been involved with the development of the HSI Coaching Programme since its inception. He regularly delivers courses and has assessed coaches at Level 2 and Level 3. Niall coaches and delivers clinics all over the world and has been an integral part of developing the dressage coaching structure in South Africa. Niall is currently based in the USA where he has numerous successful students at all levels. Booking is essential and places are limited so secure your place today to avoid disappointment. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. HSI will award 1 CPD point to this workshop.For full information, click here To book your place, please call +353 45 854533 / +353 45 854512 or email [email protected] / [email protected] Tags: Niall Quirk Coaching Clinic – Thursday 5th November at Spruce Lodge, Co. Wicklow Home  »  Coaching News  »  Niall Quirk Coaching Clinic – Thursday 5th November at Spruce Lodge, Co. Wicklow last_img read more