Notice of an interim decision to amend the current Poisons Standard in relation to nicotine - Joint ACMS-ACCS meeting, June 2020

Closed 12 Nov 2020

Opened 23 Sep 2020


Interim decision to amend the current Poisons Standard in relation to nicotine, Joint ACMS-ACCS meeting #25, June 2020

This consultation is for an interim decision to amend the scheduling of nicotine in the current Poisons Standard, following advice sought at the 23 June 2020 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Medicines and Chemicals Scheduling in joint session (Joint ACMS-ACCS #25, June 2020).      

The interim decision on nicotine scheduling is a separate process from the Australian Government’s proposed prohibition on the importation of e-cigarettes containing vaporiser nicotine.

All relevant submissions received on or before the closing date will be considered by the delegate.

The interim decision and reasons are available for viewing at:

Notice of an interim decision to amend the nicotine entry in the Poisons Standard

The closing date for submissions is 12 November 2020.


What happens next

All public submissions will be published on the TGA website at Public submissions on scheduling matters, unless marked confidential or indicated otherwise in the submission information (see Privacy and your Personal information).

Following consideration of public submissions received before the closing date and advice from the expert advisory committee/s, decisions on the proposed amendments are anticipated to be published as final decisions on the TGA website: Scheduling delegate's final decisions . Expecting the final decision in mid December.


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