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


Vaping education campaign for youth coming soon

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.

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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