AUGUST 2016: The NZ Ministry of Health now says "there is emerging evidence that e‑cigarette use may substantially reduce the burden of disease caused by smoking." A new consultation document proposes that all e-cigarettes (with and without nicotine) are made available for sale and supply lawfully in New Zealand, but that they are subject to some of the same restrictions as legal, smoked tobacco products. We agree! Submissions are open now, get yours in by 5 pm 12 September, 2016.
SMOKING KILLS Ka mate koe i te kai hikareti. R18. Use only as directed. Only products that do not contain any nicotine or tobacco (or products made with synthetic nicotine) may be used in New Zealand for vaping. Products that contain tobacco-derived nicotine are not suitable for chewing, or for any other oral use (other than smoking). Electronic cigarette devices are legal in New Zealand however these are not smoking cessation devices and no therapeutic claim is made.Electronic cigarettes and e-liquids have not been approved in New Zealand to help anyone break addiction. If you do not smoke already, do not use these products. If you want to quit smoking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist, or call the Quitline 0800778778.
Most countries allow electronic cigarettes, e-liquids and refill cartridges that contain nicotine - check local laws before ordering.