This section provides information about how the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 regulates vaping, herbal smoking and smokeless tobacco products in New Zealand and what that means for retailers, manufacturers and importers of vape products.
An announcement on new vaping and smoked tobacco policies was made on 6 June 2023: New policies will help reach Smokefree gol and address increase in youth vaping
To help monitor vaping safety in New Zealand, anyone who suspects that a vaping product has caused harm should report it to the New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre.
Consumers - Vaping Facts
The Vaping Facts website provides New Zealand consumers with information about vaping.
Make a complaint
If your complaint is about vape sales to under 18s or vaping in a workplace then contact your local Public Health Service
If you have a complaint about a vaping product, vaping substance or vaping device then you can let the Vaping Regulatory Authority (VRA) know through the complaints form in the HARP portal
Complaints relating to an adverse reaction to a vaping product should be reported to the New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre
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).