Regulation of vaping and smokeless tobacco products
26 January 2021:
Public consultation on the vaping regulations is now open. Responses can be submitted until 5.00pm on 15 March 2021. Read more.
11 November 2020:
- The Transitional Specialist Vape Retailer self-election form is now available. Read more.
- Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has issued the following public health message on Vaping Facts. Read more.
The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act 2020 (the Amendment Act) commenced on 11 November 2020. The Amendment Act amended the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 and renamed it the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 (the Act). View a timeline of key dates
The 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.
The following pages outline what these changes will mean for industry participants.
Vaping is prohibited in indoor workplaces, on some transport services, and in certain venues. Read more.
Vaping is prohibited within and around school grounds and early childhood centres. Also there is a requirement to display no vaping notices. Read more.
The Act makes certain public health exemptions from the prohibitions on advertising, and the provision of vaping products to support smoking cessation. Read more.
Information and resources for people who are looking to quit smoking and are considering vaping as an alternative. Read more.
The Ministry of Health’s Vaping Regulatory Authority is responsible for the regulation of vaping products and smokeless tobacco products (notifiable products). Read more.
Subscribe to the Vaping Regulatory Authority newsletter update. Read more.