Vaping for those looking to stop smoking

The Health Promotion Agency/Te Hiringa Hauora (HPA) is working with the Ministry of Health on preparing information for the public on vaping. 

The website has three main parts:

  • key facts about vaping (such as what is vaping, nicotine and vaping, the risks of vaping, vaping and the law, and vaping and pregnancy)

  • information on vaping versus smoking (such as costs and relative harm)

  • vaping to quit smoking (essential tips for success, support for quitting smoking, and vaping safety, including links to the local stop smoking services).

The site is for:

  • people who are looking to quit smoking and those who support them

  • anyone interested in switching from smoking to vaping

  • people looking for New Zealand-specific information about vaping.

Please share Vaping Facts with your networks, friends and whānau. Download the guide to sharing the Vaping Facts website.

In addition to a campaign, particularly to engage young Māori women, will be developed later in 2019 to encourage smokers to switch to vaping.

Encouraging smokers to switch to vaping is one element of New Zealand's comprehensive approach to tobacco control, and has the potential to contribute to achieving the Government's goal of a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025. 

Campaign advisory group

For this work HPA has the guidance of an expert advisory group. They provide advice based on research and their significant experience with audience and stakeholder realities. Members of the group are:

  • Robyn Bern – Homecare Medical (Quitline)
  • Mihi Blair – Hāpai Te Hauora
  • Jane Chambers – Ministry of Health
  • Professor Janet Hoek – University of Otago
  • Rachael Kingsbury – Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (Te Whare Whānau - Motueka Maternity Unit)
  • Professor Hayden McRobbie – Clinical Advisor to the Ministry of Health
  • Dr John McMenamin - Primary Care Advisor to the Ministry of Health (Tobacco)
  • Maraea Peawini – Canterbury District Health Board (Te Hā – Waitaha)
  • QJ Satchell – NZVAPOR
  • Leigh Sturgiss – Ministry of Health.


We will be sending out a series of updates throughout the year. You can stay informed by signing up to our database:

  • Receive updates about the public information campaign.
  • Hear about new tools and resources.
  • Receive campaign materials to support your work.

Sign up here for our e-updates:


Previous e-updates:

September 2019 - Vape to Quit campaign delayed

August 2019 -  Vape to Quit campaign

June 2019 - Vaping to stop smoking - Vaping facts website NOW LIVE and new research

March 2019 - Vaping to stop smoking - find out what we are up to

January 2019 - Vaping to stop smoking – NEW from the Health Promotion Agency

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