Regulation of vaping and smokeless tobacco products
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.
The following pages outline what these changes will mean for industry participants.
Vaping will be prohibited in indoor workplaces, on some transport services, and in certain venues. Read more.
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.
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 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.
For vaping enquiries, please complete the enquiry form.
12 October 2020: Self election for transitional specialist vape retailers goes live 11 November 2020. Find out more about the transitional period.