Regulatory impact statement
This regulatory impact statement has been prepared by the Ministry of Health. It provides an analysis of options for a regulatory framework, under the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 (SFEA), for smokeless tobacco and nicotine-delivery products.
The discussion on regulator powers, functions and duties, offences and penalties, and regulation-making powers also applies to e-cigarettes and e-liquid, as these issues were not considered by Cabinet in its substantive consideration of the regulation of e-cigarettes in March 2017.
In addition, the Ministry of Health has revisited whether manufacturers and importers of e-cigarettes and e-liquid should be required to provide annual sales returns, similar to requirements for tobacco products.