Vaping Law FAQ

As a fast-expanding specialist vape retailer with over 100 stores across New Zealand and Australia, we are pleased to see that the New Zealand vaping industry now has a legal framework, and more regulations are coming into place to keep the vaping industry protected.

We’ve been in the vape business for 10+ years and in many ways, it feels like we’re just getting started and we are very proud to finally be operating in a regulated vaping industry and successfully growing bigger to help customers remain smoke-free.

VAPING LAW FAQ

What are notified vape products?

A notified product is a vaping product or smokeless tobacco product that complies with the safety requirements under the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Vaping Amendment Act.

Shosha is your largest expanding specialist vape retailer that stocks the largest range of E-cigarettes, Vape Kits, E-liquids and other related products. The regulated products stocked by Shosha will be notified under the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Vaping Amendment Act to ensure that the vaping products are manufactured to the highest standards and are safe for our customers.

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Which E-Liquid flavours is banned in general retailers?

From 11th August 2021, flavoured E-liquids is banned from general stores which include places like convenience stores, supermarkets, gas stations and other retailers who are not considered a “specialist vape retailer”. These general stores are only limited to sell mint, menthol and tobacco flavours of vaping products and smokeless tobacco products under s23 of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act.

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Where Can I Buy Flavoured E-Liquids?

Flavoured E-liquids are available for purchase at specialist vape retailers such as Shosha where the flavoured e-liquids are notified and comply with the safety requirements under the Act. Shosha will continue to have the full flavour range for customers to access despite the banning of flavoured e-liquids being sold in general stores from August 2021. Customers can continue to depend on these flavoured vape juice to remain smoke-free while having confidence that the flavoured e-liquids stocked by us are following safety requirements.

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Prohibitions on colouring substance for E-Liquids

From 11th May 2021, vaping products and smokeless tobacco products that contain colouring substances cannot be sold in New Zealand under s66(3) of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act.

E-liquids sold at your specialist vape shop Shosha DO NOT contain any colouring substances. You can shop with confidence knowing that Shosha’s full range of E-liquids DO NOT contain unnecessary ingredients that are prohibited under the Act.

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Will sweeteners be banned in E-Liquids?

It is proposed by the Ministry of Health New Zealand in the proposal under Appendix A: product safety requirements that notifiable vaping products (including in vape flavours) must not contain substances such as sugars and sweeteners.

E-liquids sold at Shosha fully comply with the safety requirements under the Act, the E-liquids stocked at Shosha DO NOT contain substances such as sugars or sweeteners (proposed under the Appendix A: product safety requirements).

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*Party Vape e-liquid series will not be notified and we will no longer be restocking this series

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