New Zealand

Policy Summary: 

Following a 2018 New Zealand District Court decision on the Philip Morris v Ministry of Health case, e-cigarettes that are manufactured from tobacco are regulated under the Smoke-free Environments Act. As such, they cannot be sold to minors (under 18 years) and must comply with rules regarding point of sale health information/warnings and internet-sales health information/warnings. Sale of e-cigarettes with non-tobacco products is prohibited. There are restrictions on sale via vending machines. Packaging must comply with rules on packaging for tobacco products as applicable. Restrictions on advertising, promotion and sponsorship apply. The New Zealand Ministry of Health plans to develop risk-proportionate regulatory framework for products regulated under the Smoke-free Environments Act.

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WHO Region: 
WPRO