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New Zealand's New Vaping Bill

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New Zealand's New Vaping Bill

Today marks an important moment in New Zealand vaping history, New Zealand has officially passed a vaping bill to regulate the use of vaping products. The new vaping laws will come into effect on the 6th of November 2020.

So what will this new bill include and how will this affect our customers?

Specialist Vape Stores

To be classified as a specialist vape store, any vaping retailer must now meet at least 70% of their sales to be vape related products. At Shosha, we meet this requirement so this means you can access the full range of vaping products and more without any restrictions.

Restriction of Sale to Minor

Once the new bill comes into effect, it will be illegal to sell vaping products to those under the age of 18 years old. At Shosha, we have been self-regulating since we first started and now we will still continue to ensure that under 18s will not have access to vaping products.

Product Safety

The most important part of this new bill is the new safety standards being introduced for vaping products. Here at Shosha, our products have always been manufactured to the highest standards which mean that all of our products will meet or exceed the standards set out in this new bill. There are no changes for us as all of our products will be registered in accordance to the “Smokefree Environments and Regulated Vaping Amendment Bill”.

E-liquid Flavours

Any stores that do not meet the Specialist Vape standards will be restricted to selling only the following flavours: tobacco, menthol, and mint. At Shosha, we will not be affected by this as we will be a “Specialist Vape Store” which means that you will still be able to access the full range of flavours you love.

Nicotine Pouches

Unfortunately, the new bill calls for the ban of nicotine pouches such as NicNac, QuickFuel and White Fox. We are sad to see that these products will be banned as we believe that these products played an important role as a less harmful alternative to smoking.

Advertising

Once the new bill comes into effect, there will be a full ban on advertising. This means that advertising in-store, TV, radio, and online advertising will not be allowed.