Regulation of smokeless tobacco and nicotine-delivery products

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.

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