Below are our frequently asked questions.
Find out more about vaping, scripts, and how to get started on your Quit Smoking Journey.
How can VapeScripts assist you
VapeScripts Doctors and care plans
When booking an appointment with us, you will get the chance to have a real consultation with an Australia Doctor and receive expert unbiased advice. All our doctors are TGA authorized Nicotine Prescribers are passionate about helping you in your Quit Smoking
We don't stop at the script
At VapeScripts we believe in supporting our patients. After the initial consultation, our doctors follow up with their patients regularly to check your progression and make any
adjustments required to your therapy.
How does it work?
We know quitting smoking can be challenging, and we’re here to help.
Our system is simple:
1. Make a telephone appointment that best suits your schedule (no more waiting rooms!)
2. Speak to our doctors about your quit-smoking goals and receive expert advice tailored to your needs.
3. Receive your script, choose your products and get them delivered straight to your door.
Can I book a consultation from Anywhere in Australia?
Every Australian State and Territory can access VapeScripts services.
Consultation: Please note, our doctors are based in Brisbane, and appointment times are set as AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on our booking platforms. keep this in mind when booking from anywhere else in Australia.
Shipping: We can ship your order anywhere in Australia.
States and Territories: QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, TAS, NT, WA
How much does it cost?
Speaking to a Doctor is Free. A $60 fee only applies for qualifying patients and is charged upon issuing the script.
After the consultation, you will receive a link to access our product range and make a purchase online and get the order delivered to your doorstep in 1-3 business days*.
Can I claim the cost of my products through my private healthcare insurer?
Our treatment is non-PBS medications so depending on your healthcare insurer, you may be able to make a claim. You will need to contact your provider directly.
Do I have to pay before I talk to a doctor?
No. Our system will capture your card details when booking the consultation however your card will only be charged if you are eligible for a script after the consultation. No script no charge!
How long are my prescriptions valid for?
Your prescriptions will be valid for 12 months from the date of prescribing.
I already have a script, can I fill it with your integrated Pharmacy?
Yes, you will need to obtain an e-script from your doctors and upload it onto our site in order to access our pharmacy.
The doctor has approved my prescription, what’s next?
You will be directed to our partner pharmacy where you will be given access to purchase.
Who qualifies for a prescription?
In Australia, people require a prescription for all purchases of nicotine vaping products, such as nicotine e-cigarettes, nicotine pods, and liquid nicotine.
Nicotine vaping products are prescribed to patients who have tried not a first-line treatment for smoking cessation and should only be used when other measures have failed.
During the consultation, our doctors will go through your goals and experience and will provide unbiased advice on the best therapy that will help you succeed.
Can I have a higher/lower dosage if my treatment plan is not working?
If you feel that the dosage prescribed during the original consultation is not working well with your cravings, we encourage you to contact us to organize a conversation with our Doctors.
Quit smoking for good
What are the dangers of smoking?
Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in Australia. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including at least 69 known carcinogens. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and reducing the health of smokers in general.
Tobacco use is responsible for a global pandemic of death and disease, causing one in 10 deaths worldwide from both direct tobacco use and exposure to
What are the benefits of quitting smoking?
A substantial body of research has established that quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term health benefits for men and women of all ages, reducing risks for diseases caused by smoking and improving health in general. Within a few months of quitting smoking, the cilia in the lungs and airways improve at sweeping mucus and debris from the lungs (as long as irreversible damage has not taken place). Lung function improves and the presence and severity of respiratory symptoms reduce.
Why is it so hard to quit smoking?
Nicotine is an addictive substance that makes quitting smoking very challenging. That is why most attempt to quit smoking "cold-turkey" and without support fail. A 2019 survey showed that 8 million Australians smoke. With 81% of smokers have made a quit attempt.
Whilst statistics show a very high level of quitting activity among smokers, the rate of successful quitting is low because of the high relapse rate, with 9% of smokers making more than 3 attempts to quit.
I only smoke a few cigarettes a week, is it so bad?
While the less you smoke the better, Light smoking and social smoking still increase the risks of heart disease, lung cancer, cataract, and other conditions. When it comes to quitting smoking for good, everyone is different. Some light and intermittent smokers may have an easier time quitting than heavy smokers, while others find it just as difficult.
When is the best time to quit smoking?
There is no better time to quit smoking than today! You are never too young or too old to quit smoking, quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term health benefits for men and women of all ages, reducing risks for diseases caused by smoking and improving health in general. Within a few months of quitting smoking, the cilia in the lungs and airways improve at sweeping mucus and debris from the lungs (as long as irreversible damage has not taken place). Lung function improves and the presence and severity of respiratory symptoms reduce.
Quitting smoking even at age 60, 70, or beyond will have many health benefits and improve your quality of life and expectancy.
How much does it cost to smoke?
Based on the consumption of one 25 pack of cigarettes a week priced at $3, the cost of smoking adds up to:
$252 per week = $1,116 per month = $13,14 per year.
Is vaping nicotine legal in Australia?
Yes, vaping nicotine is legal in Australia however only pharmacies can dispense nicotine vaping to patients with a prescription, it is illegal for any other Australian retailers, including vape stores, to sell nicotine vaping products. Vape stores will still be able to sell flavours and non-nicotine vaping products, including devices.
How can I obtain a script for nicotine?
From 1 October 2021 Australians will require a prescription to legally access nicotine e-cigarettes and nicotine vaping products from Authorised prescribers.
Since the change in legislation changed, many “pop up” telehealth websites have emerged to provide Scripts with little or no direct contact with a doctor.
At VapeScripts we take your quitting journey seriously and believe in supporting our patients every step of the way. Our service includes an initial consultation with a real doctor, regular check-ups, and ongoing support. Through their expert advice, our doctors can help you understand whether a vaping script is a right fit for you, and tailor the quitting plan to your specific needs, regular check-ups, and ongoing support.
Is vaping a safe way to quit smoking?
While vaping is considered a safer alternative to smoking, it still involves certain risks.
Vaping is a relatively new technology, and scientists are still monitoring the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes and vaping products.
Producing nicotine aerosol from a solution rather than by burning tobacco gives rise to fewer harmful substances than cigarette smoke does to users, however, it's important for people to know that there are risks associated with inhaling some of the active ingredients used in nicotine products such as flavouring. TGO 110 sets out several requirements relating to the active and excipient ingredients used in nicotine vaping products, that's why it's important to source your products from a trusted supplier.
This is why we don't encourage patients to adopt vaping as a long-term habit but use it as a tool to assist with your quit smoking journey to gradually reduce your Nicotine intake allowing your body to beat the cravings and withdrawal symptoms until you are ready to quit once and for good and minimize the danger of relapsing.
How much does it cost to vape?
Costs involved with vaping are dependent on many factors such as the type of device you use and your vaping consumption.
Vaping devices prices can vary from $20 to $80. Based on the smoking habit of someone who used to smoke one packet of cigarettes a day, the estimated cost varies between $5 and $9 per day.
What products can VapeScripts provide?
Our products are compliant with Therapeutic Goods Administration TGO 110 and stocked in Australia.
What are the penalties for importing and possessing Liqui nicotine without a prescription?
There are severe penalties for importing or possessing nicotine liquid without a prescription, including fines of over $10,000 in some states, or even prison time.