​It is illegal to sell e-cigarettes and tobacco to anyone under 18 years old.

Last updated: 19 November 2020

E-cigarettes, tobacco and non-tobacco smoking products cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 18. A retailer or employee must be sure the customer is over 18 before selling these products to them.

It is illegal to sell e-cigarettes that contain nicotine

The sale of liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes and e-liquids is illegal in NSW. This includes online sale.

E-cigarettes that are designed to be disposed of after use often contain liquid nicotine and cannot be sold in NSW.

NSW Health inspectors can seize and destroy products, and prosecute retailers who break the law.

NSW Health inspectors visit tobacco retailers and vaping stores to check if products containing liquid nicotine are being sold.

They also check if products are being sold to people under 18 years of age.

NSW Health inspectors can seize and destroy e-cigarette and e-liquid products that are labelled as containing nicotine, or are suspected of containing nicotine

NSW Health can prosecute retailers for selling these products.

NSW Health can also prosecute retailers for selling tobacco or e-cigarettes to people under 18 years of age.

Further information

You can find information about the laws on selling electronic cigarettes and e-liquids on the NSW Health website
or you can call the Tobacco Information Line on 1800 357 412. If you need an interpreter you can call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.

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