Vaping - smokefree environments and regulated products

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.

Regulatory impact statements, consultations, cabinet papers and business case


In this section

  • In 2011, the Government set a goal for Smokefree 2025. The goal aims to reduce smoking prevalence to minimal levels Read more
  • The Ministry of Health established a Technical Expert Advisory Group on Electronic Cigarette Product Safety to advise on vaping product safety standards. The Group has now completed its work. The Ministry is considering options for the implementation of standards. Public consultation will take place before any standards are finalised Read more
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