Laws

Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 (Public Act 1985 No. 141) (as amended)

Dec 3, 1985

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 (Public Act 1990 No. 108) (as amended)

COMMENTS: The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 is the primary tobacco control law in New Zealand regulating tobacco products and e-cigarettes. It includes measures regulating smoke free places; advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and product packaging and labeling. The legislation has been amended several times. The version of the legislation posted here is current through November 11, 2020.

The name of the Act as originally passed was the Smokefree Environments Act. The name was changed by the Smoke-free Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act 2020 (Public Act 2020 No. 62).

Customs and Excise Act 1996 (Public Act 1996 No. 27) (as amended)

Jun 4, 1996

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Land Transport Act 1998 (Public Act 1998 No. 110)

May 3, 1999

COMMENTS: The Land Transport Act 1998 provides definitions which are relevant to the provisions of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 that prohibit smoking in public transport.

Smoke-free Environments Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/39) (as amended)

Feb 26, 2007

COMMENTS: The Smoke-free Environments Regulations 2007 were revoked by the Smoke-free Environments Regulations 2017.

Smoke-free Environments Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/123)

Mar 14, 2018

COMMENTS: The Smoke-free Environments Regulations 2017 were revoked by the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Regulations 2021.

Smoke-free Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Act 2020 (Public Act 2020 No. 62)

Nov 11, 2020

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only. An updated legislative analysis is forthcoming.

Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Regulations 2021 (LI 2021/204)

Aug 11, 2021

COMMENTS: The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Regulations 2021 contain implementing details for the provisions of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 (as amended). These regulations revoke the Smoke-free Environments Regulations 2017.

Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Act 2020 (Public Act 2020 No. 19)

Nov 28, 2021

COMMENTS: The Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Act 2020 amends the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 to prohibit smoking in motor vehicles with child occupants.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of December 10, 2021 unless otherwise noted.