Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990

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3A Purposes of this Act

(1)

The purposes of this Act are, in general, as follows:

(a)

to reduce the exposure of people who do not themselves smoke to any detrimental effect on their health caused by smoking by others; and

(b)

to prevent the normalisation of vaping; and

(c)

to regulate and control the marketing, advertising, and promotion of regulated products (whether directly, including through the appearance of regulated products and packages, or through the sponsoring of other products, services, or events) in order to improve public health by—

(i)

discouraging people, especially children and young people, from taking up smoking; and

(ii)

discouraging non-smokers, especially children and young people, from taking up vaping or using smokeless tobacco products; and

(iii)

encouraging people to stop smoking, vaping, or otherwise using regulated products; and

(iv)

discouraging people who have stopped smoking, vaping, or otherwise using regulated products from resuming smoking, vaping, or using regulated products; and

(d)

to support smokers to switch to regulated products that are significantly less harmful than smoking; and

(e)

to regulate the safety of vaping products and smokeless tobacco products; and

(f)

to monitor and regulate the presence of harmful constituents found in regulated products and their emissions; and

(g)

to give effect to certain obligations and commitments that New Zealand has as a party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, done at Geneva on 21 May 2003.

(2)

Subsection (1) does not limit or affect the particular purposes of Parts 1, 1A, 2, 3, and 4.

Section 3A: replaced, on 11 November 2020, by section 6 of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 62).

Section 3A(2): amended, on 28 November 2021, by section 5 of the Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 19).