Prescription Nicotine

I am passionate about helping people quit smoking. I have quit myself with the aid of vaping products. If you are struggling to quit or stay quit despite the use of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy (patches, lozenges, spray, inhalator, and/or gum), you may be eligible for prescription nicotine salts or nicotine base for use with a vaporiser or heated nicotine sticks (HEETS). I am an authorised prescriber of prescription nicotine. I highly recommend ongoing counselling for quitting smoking, and I offer this type of therapy as well. Quitline is a free resource, if you want a bit of a boost to your quit journey without regular counselling. In addition to this type of nicotine replacement, there are tablets that can assist with cravings. Please book a telehealth consultation here to discuss your options.

When using nicotine vaping products, it is important to choose the correct nicotine level and gradually reduce nicotine content. If you smoke 2 packs per day, start with 50mg/mL. If you smoke 1 pack per day, start with 25mg/mL, and for half a pack a day, start with 12mg/mL. 

Reduce your nicotine concetration over time until you are nicotine free. Some people prefer to continue vaping nicotine free e-liquids after quitting nicotine to satisfy the habitual aspects of smoking such as having something to do with the hands and mouth. 

I recommend choosing flavours that do not contain diaketones. You can purchase premixed e-liquid or mix nicotine concentrates with vegetable glycerine (VG) and/or propylene glycol (PG) and flavour concentrates. I recommend purchasing nicotine salts for most people. Nicotine freebase is harsher and more similar 'throat hit' to smoking, if that is your preference. Nicotine concentration recommendations are the same for either.

Vaporiser Reviews

Vaporesso XROS3 Mini

This is an easy to use draw-activated liquid vaporiser. It is lightweight, small, and best of all can be used during charging. I highly recommend this product. 


This is a mini liquid vaporiser. It is a nice size and weight, but I’m not a fan of the mouthpiece. I’ve also found that pods tend to leak. I don’t recommend this vape. 

Vaporfi Express

This is a cartridge-based liquid vape system. It uses proprietary e-cigarette style cartridges. It also has its own charging connection, so don’t lose that charger. It is a good product despite these limitations, although the flavour options are very limited. 


This is a cartridge-based liquid vape system. It uses proprietary cartridges. It cannot be used during charging, and I find the lights a bit confusing to read. What’s nice about it is that it produces a fair bit of smooth vapour. Not a bad product, but limited flavours. 


This is a battery pack for standard 510 threaded vape cartridges. It is known for its long battery life and discreet size. To use this, you will need to purchase pre-filled cartridges or refillable cartridges.