Page last updated: 23 Aug 2021
Vaping and schools
The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act commenced on 11 November 2020, amending the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 and renaming it to the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990.
From 11 November 2020 vaping is prohibited at all times in schools, kura kaupapa, kōhanga reo and early childhood centres (including their grounds and buildings). This means they will be smokefree and vape free and school management/boards must take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no person smokes or vapes in any part of the premises, whether inside or outside, at any time of day.
What can schools do to protect children and young people?