THE NICOTINE BAN
An important update regarding the nicotine ban in Australia:
To our loyal Customers,
We would like to give you an update regarding the Nicotine ban and the importation of nicotine into Australia past October 1.
After October 1 we will not be restocking any products on our website containing nicotine until we transition to New Zealand.
Until then, we will be selling products on our website until all nicotine products sell out. This means that orders past October 1 will still be fulfilled, however once it sells out after this you will not be able to have it shipped from Australia anymore.
As you may have noticed, our stock is selling out quickly and we recommend all of our customers to place orders as soon as possible and while stock lasts to ensure you receive the flavours and devices you prefer.
Regarding our transition to New Zealand:
On another note, we are excited to announce that we will be continuing from New Zealand and shipping to customers with prescriptions. We will be creating a new prescription portal for our customers to easily access doctors and upload their prescriptions with us for a seamless integration for orders. Please note however, that there will be a transition period of around 2 weeks into October in which we will not be selling any products containing nicotine on our website.
For more updates and information regarding the transition to a prescription only service, please keep posted to our emails and nicotine ban page:
We are looking into solutions for customers with prescriptions. Please sign up to our newsletter for updates and details on how you may be eligible to place orders after the ban. For any questions regarding this, please email us at:
To our loyal customers,
As of October 1st, the laws regarding nicotine importation will be amended for all Australians.
The proposed legislation will only allow registered nicotine prescription holders to import nicotine into Australia.
What does this mean for Smartpods?
As of October 1st, Smartpods and any other vendors selling to Australia including overseas companies will cease to ship products containing nicotine to Australia unless a valid prescription is submitted to the Australian Border Force.
At this time, Smartpods will no longer be selling any products containing nicotine after October 1 2021.
To read more about the incoming changes to the legislation please visit the TGA’s website here:
What can I do?
The threat to effectively ban vaping has galvanised the vape community.
Vapers contacted their MPs and the Health Minister en masse to raise their concerns A fighting fund was established to fund a campaign, raising $35,000 Coalition MPs Senator Matt Canavan and George Christiansen MP set up a petition which collected over 72,000 signatures in favour of vaping in a couple of daysA social media campaign swung into action with the hashtag #vapingsavedmeVape shops contacted their customers to oppose the regulationsA video campaign of vapers telling their stories on social media Advocates flooded the media on radio, television and online outlets Opinion pieces were published eg here and here
If you would like to continue vaping and ban this new legislation from being made please sign the petition:
What will happen at Smartpodsau until October 1?
At Smartpodsau we care about our customers journey to quitting cigarettes. We will and always have been about minimising the harm that cigarettes cause. Alongside this we care greatly about ensuring that underage people are unable to get their hands on nicotine devices that are meant to aid people quitting as opposed to starting a new habit. We have introduced the verification System where customers need to Identify their age prior to receiving their first order. This has been extremely successful – We have entirely mitigated the possibility of Minors ordering from our website.
Until then, we have anticipated a large quantity of orders prior to the Ban. We will be stocked up and ready to ship in large quantities to meet all of our customers demands. As we do not have control over the quantity demanded, we do ask customers who wish to order bulk quantities before the Ban, to do so in advance and not to leave it to the last second.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our incredible customers for the ongoing business and support we have received. We are truly humbled to think that we were able to help so many people flick the old habit. We would also like to thank you for sticking with us for so long, especially considering the amount of competitors that entered the space since we started.
At Smartpodsau we are always looking forwards and upwards, the sky is the limit. We have already introduced new Nicotine free devices which have been extremely successful in aiding people to quit. Some of these new devices include the Ripple, Inhale health, and eagle energy devices.
We are always looking for new and improved methods for people to quit smoking and as such will be launching a number of new devices shortly to aid smokers in their fight against tobacco.
We are looking forward to the next few months of serving you to the best of our abilities. We will be introducing some great deals and even cheaper shipping with Australia Post shortly.
Keep posted Via our emails for further updates, releases and exciting new products we will be launching.