09 June 2019
A new website Vaping Facts is being launched today so New Zealanders can have a credible source of information about vaping.
Vaping has the potential to contribute to the achievement of the Smokefree 2025 goal and Vaping Facts will give people a centralised source of good facts to help them quit.
The website will include essential tips for success, support for quitting smoking, and vaping safety, including links to the local stop smoking services. It will include key facts about vaping – such as what is vaping, nicotine and vaping, the risks of vaping, vaping and the law, and vaping and pregnancy.
Vaping is not for children or non-smokers. It is not harmless but it is much less harmful than smoking. It is also much cheaper and Vaping Facts includes information which demonstrates the costs and relative harm when vaping is compared to smoking.
The Ministry has worked with the Health Promotion Authority (HPA) to design this website for people who are looking to quit smoking and those who support them, anyone interested in vaping as a way to quit smoking and people looking for New Zealand-specific information about vaping.