About this site

Vapingfacts.health.nz is brought to you by the New Zealand Ministry of Health — Manatū Hauora and the Health Promotion Agency/Te Hiringa Hauora (HPA).


In October 2017 the Ministry of Health — Manatū Hauora issued a position statement which said that vaping has the potential to contribute to the achievement of the Smokefree 2025 goal. The work of the Ministry of Health’s and HPA’s tobacco control programmes aims to improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders by supporting people to quit smoking, creating smokefree environments, and protecting children from the harm of smoking.

This site has information about vaping and smoking in New Zealand, and is for people who are looking to quit smoking and those who support them, as well as anyone interested in the role of vaping in New Zealand as a way to quit.

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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 28 March 2019

Vapingfacts.health.nz takes the privacy of those who use our service (“Users”) very seriously. Please take a moment to read this Privacy Policy so you understand how we collect, store, use and share information. If you see anything that concerns you please email us at ask@vapingfacts.health.nz as we may be able to clarify the need for it or work with you to alter it.

This Privacy Policy describes the collection of technical and web browsing information through cookies and similar technologies on vapingfacts.health.nz.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party websites to which vapingfacts.health.nz may link.

Your use of vapingfacts.health.nz is subject to this Privacy Policy.

Please read this Privacy Policy before using this website.

Use of cookies and tracking technologies

This website collects statistical information which is used for making the site faster and easier to use. Your visit is anonymous – information from your visit is combined with the data from all site visitors and presented as statistical information on overall site use.

Vapingfacts.health.nz does not collect personally identifiable information and does not facilitate the merging of any personally identifiable information with the non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google product or feature on this website.

Vapingfacts.health.nz uses “cookies” and other tracking technologies

A “cookie” is a file that our webserver may send to your computer when you access this website. This file is then stored on your computer. Vapingfacts.health.nz may use cookies and certain other passive information collection technologies to make your use of this website easier by allowing vapingfacts.health.nz to provide better service, customise websites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyse trends, and otherwise administer and improve this website. Certain features of vapingfacts.health.nz website may not work without use of passive information collection technologies.

Vapingfacts.health.nz uses “session” cookies: Session cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used, for example, to improve navigation on this site, and to collect aggregated statistical information.

Vapingfacts.health.nz may use “persistent” cookies: Persistent cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as helping to determine what areas of the website visitors find most valuable, and customising the website based on your preferences on an ongoing basis. The vapingfacts.health.nz server only knows that an unidentified visitor with your cookies has returned to the website and not any personally identifiable information.

Vapingfacts.health.nz may use “web beacons” (also known as internet tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, anonymous identifiers and invisible GIFs): A web beacon is a tiny graphic on a web page or in an email message that is used to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web beacons tell the website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. Web beacons may be placed on online advertisements that bring people to vapingfacts.health.nz and on different pages of the website. Web beacons provide us with information on how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted.

Vapingfacts.health.nz uses both First Party and Third Party web beacons and cookies. Third Party web beacons and cookies are used for the purpose of marketing this website to people that may find benefit from the services included on the website.

Other tracking technologies

The following Google Analytics Display Advertising Features are enabled for this website:

  • Remarketing with Google Analytics
  • Google Display Network Impression reporting
  • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform integrations.

The following Adwords Features are enabled for this website:

  • Remarketing
  • Affinity audiences
  • Custom affinity audiences
  • In-market audiences
  • Similar audiences
  • Demographic and location targeting.

This means that vapingfacts.health.nz are enabling Google Analytics to collect data about traffic to this site through cookies and anonymous identifiers in addition to data collected through standard Google Analytics implementations.

Vapingfacts.health.nz will not share precise location information with Google unless with the prior explicit consent of the user.

Choices you have about vapingfacts.health.nz’s use of cookies and other tracking technologies

You can choose to enable or disable the use of cookies and other tracking technologies on this website. Cookies that are necessary to the operation of this website and for the provision of the services you have requested will continue to function regardless of whether you have provided consent. Other types of cookies and tracking technologies will be turned off until you provide explicit consent. As a result, the functionality of the vapingfacts.health.nz may be reduced until you choose to provide explicit consent.

Some Internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of cookies and other tracking technologies. Please refer to the information provided by your Internet browser for instructions on how to do so (generally found under a “Help” menu).

You can opt-out of any of the Google Analytics Advertising Features by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ which is where users can download the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-On.

You can also opt out by going to Google Ad Settings, which allows users to turn off the amount and type of data you are sharing.

More information about opting out can be obtained from http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

Contact information and policy updates

Contacting vapingfacts.health.nz

If you have questions or complaints about our privacy practices or procedures, please email us at ask@vapingfacts.health.nz as we may be able to clarify the need for it or work with you to alter it. We will do our best to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner.

You can also contact the Privacy Officer in writing at:
The Privacy Officer
State Services Commission
PO Box 329 Wellington
Telephone (04) 495 6600
Facsimile (04) 495 6686

How will I know whether vapingfacts.health.nz has updated this policy?

Without prejudice to your rights under applicable law, vapingfacts.health.nz reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy without prior notice to reflect technological advancements, legal and regulatory changes, and good business practices. vapingfacts.health.nz may modify this Privacy Policy at any time and such modifications will be effective immediately on posting on vapingfacts.health.nz.


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  • the content is not changed
  • it is not sold
  • the material is not used to promote or endorse any product or service
  • it is not used in an inappropriate or misleading context
  • any disclaimers included on the published information are reproduced on the material
  • an acknowledgment of the source and of HPA is included.

Please note, this does not apply to any logos, emblems and trade marks on the website, the website’s design elements, or any photography or imagery. If you wish to reproduce any of these, please contact us to discuss: communications@hpa.org.nz


For any queries, please email HPA.