The facts of vaping

Vaping and pregnancy

Being nicotine-free is best for you and your baby.


If you don’t smoke, don’t vape, regardless of if you’re pregnant or not.

People who smoke

The best thing for you and your baby’s health is to quit smoking.

It can be difficult to quit smoking, but there are different tools and services that can help you.

For pregnant people who are struggling to be tobacco-free, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) should be considered. Find out about NRT in pregnancy: video in English | video in Māori.

Vaping is less harmful than smoking, but it is not harmless. Seek advice through your local stop smoking service, doctor, midwife, or Quitline. They can chat to you about the risks and benefits of vaping to quit smoking. Find a support service near you.