ARFNZ, in partnership with the Secondary Principals' Association of NZ (SPANZ), conducted the largest ever NZ survey asking secondary school students about their vaping habits. The survey found:
26% of students reported vaping and 15% reported smoking cigarettes in the past week
Nearly 20% of students are vaping daily or several times a day
Over half of those vaping were vaping more frequently and at higher nicotine doses than last year.
The survey was carried out in response to growing concerns raised by parents, teachers and schools around the epidemic of teen vaping. Over 19,000 students in years 9-13 were asked about their vaping and smoking habits. Participation was anonymous and voluntary.