Tobacco control

Young people’s use of electronic cigarettes and tobacco products other than cigarettes. In Fact

8 Aug 2013

Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that look like an ordinary tobacco cigarette. They release flavours as people inhale from them, and do not contain tobacco but can contain nicotine. Although it is currently not possible to legally import and sell electronic cigarettes containing nicotine in New Zealand, they are readily available on the internet.

Participants in the 2012 YIS were asked whether they had ever tried electronic cigarettes, and whether in the past month they had used any form of tobacco products other than cigarettes.