New Zealand Proposes Stricter Regulations for Vaping Products
The New Zealand government has proposed a series of regulations aimed at extending packaging and product restrictions for smoked tobacco products, including vaping products. The proposals, which are part of the Smoked Tobacco Regulatory Regime, aim to protect the health and safety of the public.
One of the proposals is to restrict the names of vaping product flavors to minimize their appeal to youth. The names of the flavors would only be allowed to describe the product’s taste and must use one or more permitted flavors from a prescribed e-liquid flavor wheel.
Additionally, the proposals aim to address safety concerns with disposable vaping products. This includes implementing user safety mechanisms, removable/replaceable batteries, substance container labeling, and limiting the maximum nicotine concentration in non-refillable products.
These regulations were notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) under Notification G/TBT/N/NZL/119. The objective of the proposals is to protect human health and safety.