Taiwan Threatens Total Vape Ban, Legislation Pending – Vaping Daily (blog)

The government of Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, has proposed an amendment to its Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act that would effectively ban the manufacture and sale of all e-cigarettes and e-cigarette accessories like e-liquid.

The sweeping proposal comes on the heels of new data released by the Taiwanese Ministry of Health and Welfare that show an uptick in the number of adolescent e-cigarette users from 2-2.1% in 2014 to 3.7-4.8%in 2016.

This far-reaching proposal follows in the footsteps of several ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries enacting similar total or partial bans on electronic vaping devices.

Countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand have effectively blocked the sale of e-cigarettes, while countries like Vietnam and Malaysia have gone further and have made even the use and possession of vaping devices illegal.

Reasons for these total vape bans vary from country to country, but many are confounded by the strong legislative reaction to vaping devices from a part of the world that is also a well-known vaping hub, with many manufacturers and successful vape companies headquartered in these

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