Vaping facts in New Zealand
The New Zealand Health Survey reported 2.6% of New Zealand adults vape daily and 18.5% have tried an electronic cigarette at least once. More data on market size and related issues can be found in this section.
The findings on the Dual Use of Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco in New Zealand from a Nationally Representative Sample 2019 showed that almost all vapers in New Zealand, including youth, are current smokers or ex-smokers.
The Smoke-free Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill, which was introduced to parliament on 24th February 2020, was adopted by lawmakers with broad cross-part support on 4th August 2020. The new regulation includes major changes in advertising, packaging, product safety requirements and sales and distribution. It also bans the sale of vaping products to minors, limits the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes to specialist stores – non-specialist shops will be allowed to sell just mint, menthol and tobacco products – and enables all retailers to display products in-store.