New Taipei: First City in Taiwan to Prohibit E-Cigarette Sales

Diane Caruana


The brand-new statute outlaws the importation, sale, manufacture, screen or marketing of vaping as well as warmed cigarette items as well as their elements. People in property of unique federal government licenses will certainly be spared. Lawbreakers might deal with penalties of in between NT$ 10,000 (US$ 354) as well as NT$ 100,000 as well as unless they remedy their offense within the established period, they might deal with a 2nd penalty as well as suspension order.

The regulations additionally embeds in area an age restriction, forbiding individuals that are under the age of 18, from utilizing e-cigarettes as well as warmed cigarette items. Any kind of minors captured utilizing the items will certainly be required to participate in cigarette smoking cessation courses, or pay penalties of in between NT$ 2,000 as well as NT$ 10,000.

The Taipei Common council is additionally presently examining a comparable procedure, which is anticipated to get rid of the council flooring in the coming days.

A recommended modification to the nationwide Cigarette Threats Avoidance Act

On a nationwide degree, the Ministry of Health And Wellness as well as Well-being of Taiwan, has actually suggested a draft modification, to the Cigarette Threats Avoidance Act looking for to elevate the lawful cigarette age restriction for from 18 to 20. The modification would certainly additionally present such limitations on non-combustible cigarette items, such as vaping items.

National information from 2018 had actually shown that around 4 out of 10 young vapers utilized flavoured items, with the flavours being a lot more prominent amongst women. According to the Health And Wellness Promo Management (HPA), in 2014 a total amount of 81,000 young adults reported begun cigarette smoking by being enticed to flavoured items initially, as they are regarded as much less dangerous.

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To this result, the HPA established limitations on flower, fruity, delicious chocolate, menthol flavours, as well as various other ingredients in the suggested modification to the Cigarette Threats Avoidance Act.

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