The city council of Taiwan’s capital Taipei is this week considering a local ordinance for a blanket ban on the manufacture, import, sale, supply, display and advertising of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products
Taiwan’s Executive Yuan is expected to meet shortly to discuss the draft proposal to amend the country’s Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act submitted late last month by the Health Promotion Administration (HPA)
World No Tobacco Day provides an opportunity to consider the approach that public health authorities, policymakers, and advocates around the world have towards the role of tobacco-alternatives products
A proposed amendment to Taiwanese law would impose a total ban on the manufacture, importation, sale or advertising of all e-cigarette products, closing down entirely a business that currently supports an estimated 200,000 vapers
The legal status of e-cig products could be set for a radical overhaul in Taiwan, with nicotine-containing products becoming legal while nicotine-free products, currently widely available, are brought under pharmaceutical regulation.