Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 - Proposals for regulations

Submissions close 5.00 pm, Monday 15 March 2021.

Published online: 
26 January 2021


The Ministry of Health is seeking views on a number of regulatory proposals that will provide the operational detail to help achieve the intent of the new provisions of the Act. That intent is to:

  1. better support smokers to switch to regulated products that are less harmful than smoking
  2. protect children, young people and non-smokers from the risks associated with vaping and smokeless tobacco products.

The Act has a number of regulation-making powers but, at this stage, we do not propose to make all of the regulations that are possible under the Act. We will monitor and review the regulations regularly to ensure the intent of the Act is being achieved adequately.

The regulations must be workable for those they impact. Your feedback on the regulatory proposals is important because it will help shape the final regulations.

How to have your say

The closing date for submissions is 5.00 pm, Monday 15 March 2021.

You can provide feedback in one of two ways.

  1. Via the online consultation. This is our preferred way to receive feedback.

    View the consultation on the Ministry of Health consultation hub.
  2. Send an electronic submission to [email protected] using our downloadable Microsoft Word template (Word, 62 KB). If you have any issues with the template, please email us at [email protected]


We may publish submissions on the Ministry's website, unless you have asked us not to. If you are submitting as an individual, we will automatically remove your personal details and any identifiable information. You can chose to have your personal details withheld if your submission is requested under the Official Information Act.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    26 January 2021
  • ISBN:
    978-1-99-002975-2 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2021. Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 Proposals for regulations – Public Consultation Document. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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