In Queensland, vapes and electronic cigarette products containing nicotine are illegal unless on prescription and supplied by a pharmacist or through Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) processes.

Vapes are smoking products and subject to the same laws as tobacco or cigarettes.

This means that e-cigarettes can't be:

  • used in existing no-smoking indoor and outdoor places
  • sold to children under 18 years of age
  • advertised, promoted or displayed at retail outlets
  • provided for sale in a vending machine.

If you think a retailer (other than a pharmacy) is selling vapes that contain nicotine, or selling vapes to anyone under 18 years of age, please report it to your Public Health Unit or call 13QGov (13 74 68).

Looking for more detailed information?

You can find more information about vaping laws on the following websites.

Queensland Health

Smoking laws in Queensland

Therapeutic Good Administration

Nicotine vaping product access

Quit HQ


Last updated: June 2022