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Doctor’s prescribing vaping under TGA loophole

On Perth Tonight Chris spoke with General Practitioner Dr Attila Danko, who is one of a growing number of doctors prescribing vaping under a loop hole in TGA regulations.

Dr Danko told Chris the practice is not commonplace.

“There’s not large numbers of us yet,” Dr Danko said.

“It is actually a loop hole under TGA regulations – that medicines that are approved in other places can be prescribed and nicotine is one of those in vaping.”

“So it is fully legal to prescribe nicotine in vaping e-cigarettes.”

“There’s a few rules that you have to comply with but it’s not terribly onerous and I’m starting to do this.”

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