Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 - Proposals for regulations

Closed 15 Mar 2021

Opened 26 Jan 2021


This consultation is now closed

The Ministry of Health is seeking your 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.

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  • Members of the public
  • Health sector


  • Vaping