Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act
The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act 2020 came into force on 11 November 2020 (except for section 31 which came into force on 28 November 2021) and the provisions in the Amendment Act will be phased in.
See Regulation of vaping and smokeless tobacco products for more information.
- Cabinet paper: Supporting smokers to switch to significantly less harmful alternatives (pdf, 417 KB)
- Regulatory impact statement: Supporting smokers to switch to significantly less harmful alternatives
- Business case: Public education campaign - Vaping (pdf, 1.54 MB)
A new behaviour change campaign from the Ministry of Health, expected to be underway in November, will be aimed at rangatahi and focused on supporting youth to make the decision not to vape.
The campaign will be informed by comprehensive research into youth, parents/whānau and schools. The research will help to ensure the messaging and channels used are meaningful to young people. The first phase will roll out across social media.
Vape to QuitStrong has come to a close for now so allocated funds can be directed at the new youth campaign. QuitStrong will remain in the market over the next 12 months.
The Vaping Facts website will continue to provide a trusted source of information for consumers and run alongside the new campaign for youth.
Watch this space for more information.