Regulation of vaping and smokeless tobacco products

The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act 2020 has created a framework for the regulation of vaping products and smokeless tobacco products in New Zealand.

About the Amendment Act

The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act 2020 (the Amendment Act) commences on 11 November 2020. View a timeline of key dates.

The Amendment Act strikes a balance between ensuring vaping products are available for smokers who want to switch to a less harmful alternative and ensuring these products aren’t marketed or sold to young people. Read more.

Information for the industry

The following pages outline what these changes will mean for industry participants.

Information for business and employers

Vaping will be prohibited in indoor workplaces, on some transport services, and in certain venues. Read more.

Information for schools and early childhood centres

Vaping will be prohibitied within and around school grounds and early childhood centres. Also there will be a  requirement to display no vaping notices. Read more.

Information for stop-smoking services and health workers

The Amendment Act makes certain public health exemptions from the prohibitions on advertising, and the provision of vaping products to support smoking cessation. Read more.

Information for consumers

Information and resources for people who are looking to quit smoking and are considering vaping as an alternative. Read more.

About the Vaping Regulatory Authority

The Ministry of Health’s Vaping Regulatory Authority is responsible for the regulation of vaping products and smokeless tobacco products (notifiable products). Read more.

Enquiries

For vaping enquiries, please complete the enquiry form.

Latest news

12 October 2020: Self election for transitional specialist vape retailers goes live 11 November 2020. Find out more about the transitional period.

 

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