Although vaping products cannot be sold to under 18s, it has the potential to appeal to them. You should not vape around children and youth. Nicotine is harmful for children and must be stored out of reach.
Youth smoking rates continue to go down in New Zealand. Vaping on a daily basis by youth is rare and tends to be done by those who have, or are, smoking. As risk takers however, young people need to know the facts about vaping.
The Ministry of Health will continue to monitor the number of young people taking up smoking and vaping.