Vape NZ Blog
SOME THINGS ARE CHANGING BUT IT WILL BE OKAY!
Effective since November 11, 2020, the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act has been enforced in New Zealand. Its primary objective is to decrease smoking rates and tobacco consumption, positioning New Zealand as a pioneer in global tobacco control, and this includes vaping.
As of August 2023, the government has introduced new adjustments to the vaping regulations within this act. Here's the essential information you should be aware of:
- All workplaces, including restaurants and bars, are required to be smoke and vape-free.
- Approved Vaping Premises must be situated at least 300 meters away from schools or marae.
- The sale of vaping products to individuals under the age of 18 is strictly prohibited.
- Vaping products must meet specified safety standards before being sold. These standards apply to disposable/single-use products, reusable devices, and vape juices.
Rest assured, we will keep you informed about these changes as they unfold.
What does this mean for you?
By December 21, 2023, all single-use/disposable devices available for sale must incorporate the following features:
- A child safety mechanism*
- Removable battery
By March 21, 2024, all reusable/pre-filled pod devices available for sale must incorporate the following features:
- A child safety mechanism*
- Removable battery
- Nicotine salts cannot exceed 28.5mg/mL
*A child safety mechanism necessitates at least 2 simultaneous or 5 sequential actions to activate the device and it must automatically deactivate within 10 minutes of vaping cessation.
Will your flavours change?
No, your vape juice flavours will remain unchanged. We will only modify the names of our vape juice flavours to comply with the new regulations. Our aim is to ensure you can still easily recognise your favourite flavours.
Will refillable and pre-filled pods still be available if your preferred device is discontinued?
Absolutely! We will continue to stock the refillable and pre-filled pods you need. The regulations only affect our ability to sell devices that do not meet the new requirements. However, we will continue to supply your refillable and pre-filled pod needs.
If you prefer a device without a timer, explore our puk. range for pre-filled pod devices before our new shipment arrives with this feature. If you're not a fan of pre-filled pods, consider checking out our disposables while they're still available!
New Zealand vapers arguably are the most fortunate in the world. With the abundance of local vape stores and e-liquid makers, almost anything you desire from your favourite online NZ vape shop is just an overnight shipment away. From regular regional vape meets, to online communities such as “Vape NZ”, Kiwi’s are coming together to all help each other move away from traditional tobacco products.
Unlike many countries, there’s currently few restrictions and regulations regarding vaping, making it very accessible and affordable for new consumers to get into. What makes this even better is that the NZ government has recognised vaping as lower risk alternative to traditional tobacco products and have announced that all vape and e-cigarette products will soon be completely regulated to purchase within New Zealand.
Kiwi’s have shown a strong passion for kicking the smokes and starting vaping, and are so passionate there are thousands of members on Facebook groups designed to help others with their journey quitting smoking. The groups are completely eclectic, with people of all ages and race from all different walks of life. Everyone is equal there and everyone will always try and support their peers in their battle with smoking.
Vaping and e-cigarettes can also be a confusing subject to get your head around so luckily there are always people at any time of day waiting to answer any questions you may have. Vaping in New Zealand has grown into something so much more than just a smoking cessation tool, it’s become a community driven by education, harm reduction and most surprisingly, fun. New Zealand vapers have it pretty good right now, and it’s only expected to get better moving forward. With the change of legislation regarding vaping coming late 2018, we’re excited for what the future holds.
What a busy month it's been here for us at The Vape Shop! Lot's of exciting things happening and we can't wait to tell you about them.
Just this week we received our shipment of Apocalypse Gen 2 RDA's from Armageddon Manufacturing. These bad boys are 24mm with gold plated decks, precision made in the USA for the ultimate vaping experience. Complete with a 4ml deep juice well and massive wire space, these are the RDA's you want if you're into big builds that hit like a truck.
Apocalypse Gen 2's come in a range of awesome colours and materials with a special coloured drip tip specifically matched to the finish of the RDA. We've been testing them here at the store and we absolutely love them. The tear drop design of the adjustable airflow gives you full customisation of exactly how you want your inhale to be.
Also new in are a range of amazing new vapour liquids. One's we're especially excited about are the new liquids by Marina Vape called "Ono". "Ono" the Hawaiian word for "delicious" are new coconut milk inspired liquids.
ONO is available in three different flavour variants - Strawberry, Mango and Original, there's a flavour for every coconut lover. We've had the pleasure of trying these, and we absolutely adore them. Imagine in one single vape you've been whisked away to a tropical island sitting in the hot sun on a golden sandy beach. It sounds cheesy, we know, but the flavour was that good and authentic!
Last but not least in todays update, we have a little bit of exciting news to share with everyone. We are due to open two more stores in the Wellington region very soon! Opening further stores, we hope to be more accessible to our valued customers around Wellington. Stay tuned for more updates, we're very excited about this so are keen to share more info with everyone soon!
It's been a busy few months for us here at The Vape Shop! From taking a whole new team of staff onboard, as well as opening our first retail vape shop in Wellington, a lot has changed.
We started as an online only vape shop, selling only the best and most sought after American vapour liquid. We completely underestimated how quickly customers would find us and how much they would enjoy our products so we've been on a mission ever since to expand our services, getting as many of our incredible juices to customers around the globe.
Quickly realising that customers wanted more than just vapour liquid delivered to their doors, we expanded our inventory and made available only the best vaporisers and atomisers as well as accessories money can buy. In turn we decided to open our first brick and mortar vape shop in the heart of Wellington so our customers could access us in person and get all the friendly advice they need.
We absolutely love what we do, and we hope our passion shows. We'll always strive to go above and beyond for each and every customer. If you ever have any enquiries or questions, we welcome you to give our store a call, email us, send us a message on our Facebook or come in store and see one of our friendly vaping wizards!
We're so excited about what the future holds for vaping in New Zealand and the rest of the world and will always be here to support vapers of all kinds. Whether you're a new vaper looking for your first vape, or a seasoned expert looking for a new mech mod, we've got you covered.