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Vaping to quit smoking

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If you smoke, the best thing you can do for your health is to stop smoking for good. Vaping products aren't as risky for your health as smoking cigarettes, but they aren't risk free.

If you do not smoke, do not start vaping. Vaping products are only intended for you if you already smoke.

You might be considering vaping to help stop smoking. If you want to use vaping products to quit smoking, stop smoking services can support you.

Vaping products will not give you nicotine poisoning if you use them as they're intended, but you should still keep any vaping liquids in child‑resistant packaging.

The Ministry of Health is identifying safety standards for vaping products in New Zealand. Meanwhile, if you choose to vape, make sure you buy products from a reputable source, such as a specialist retailer.

For more information about vaping, see the Ministry of Health website Vaping Facts.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed May 2021.


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Review key: HIBSF-16604