Vaping is a complex topic. There remains debate within the health community around how to minimise the risks of vaping balanced against the potential for vaping to reduce harm for current tobacco smokers. This is Dovetail's position. 

  • Vaping is not for young people who are non-smokers 
  • Evidence-informed prevention work is important 
  • Poorly designed responses can increase harm 
  • The best thing for health is to be smoke and vape free 
  • Vaping is not harmless but current evidence suggests it is likely less harmful than smoking 
  • Evidence suggests vaping can help some people quit smoking

Other resources

A range of resources from a variety of sources aimed at increasing worker knowledge on e-cigarettes and vaping.

Webinar: E-cigs and Vaping: What you need to know (June 2021) This Positive Choices webinar presented by Professor Hayden McRobbie is for school staff, parents and health professionals who are seeking information on electronic cigarettes. (58 min)

Website: Vaping Facts This website is presented by the New Zealand Ministry of Health — Manatū Hauora and the Health Promotion Agency/Te Hiringa Hauora.