Ecigs in Taiwan

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  1. rice721

    rice721 1.21 GigaWatts! Verified Member

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Shanghai
    Moved here from the states when I was still a kid. Spent my adolescent years growing up here.

    Just found out yesterday that selling ecig equipment and eliquid has been illegal here since 2014.

    Just letting the forum know if anyone on this forum decides to travel here.
     
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  2. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Vaping Master

    Jan 27, 2016
    Long Island, New York
    Are you a Vaper? Do you have any documentation for what you are posting?
     
  3. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    The use of e-cigarettes in Taiwan is OK. You just can't import or sell e-cigarette products in the country.
     
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  4. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Vaping Master

    Jan 27, 2016
    Long Island, New York
    If you can't import them how can they be used?
     
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  5. rice721

    rice721 1.21 GigaWatts! Verified Member

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Shanghai
    Just do a google search. You can't sell any ecig related products in Taiwan.

    I brought my gear over since I'm on a trip and was surprised to find that you can't buy juice in taiwan.

    I did see 1 vaper during my 8 day stay at a pool hall.

    You can buy mods tanks juice via China's taobao ad have it shipped over here. I'm guessing that's how people Vape in Taiwan. Or local night markets might have a booth that's selling, but those are sketchy at best.
     
  6. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Vaping Master

    Jan 27, 2016
    Long Island, New York
    Sure I can research it but since you are saying it I am assuming you have documentation to back up what you stated.
     
  7. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    Please stop. You can do a quick search and find that the OP is correct.
     
  8. SteveS45

    SteveS45 Vaping Master

    Jan 27, 2016
    Long Island, New York
    I do not feel that requesting someone provide proof of what they post is out of line. My research does not prove what he stated is correct so I am asking for what he has. My asking for his proof is a polite way of requesting the information he has. When I make a statement and am asked to provide documentation I can provide it.
     
  9. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    Posting e-cigarettes as stop-smoking aids finable: HPA - Taipei Times

    In other words, e-cigarettes are classified as a drug in Taiwan.
     
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  10. rice721

    rice721 1.21 GigaWatts! Verified Member

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    Shanghai
  11. Rigz

    Rigz New Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    i live in taiwan and actually alot of people here are selling vaping products and some U.S. made juices, but you can't find the store, they do it online.
     
  12. OneMorePerson

    OneMorePerson Full Member

    Dec 1, 2015
    Sydney
    Hi guys,

    I'm planning my second trip to Taipei for July 2016 holiday. Last time I was there, I was still smoking ciggies.

    The above posts say it's ok to vape in Taiwan but no importing or selling is allowed.

    My question... can i bring my own vape gear (tanks, mods, juice etc) with me? Will it be considered importing? I'll be staying for 3 weeks, so I'll need a deof juice for me & my other half.

    I know the Australian customs side will be ok, just concerned about the Taiwan side.
    :confused:

    Anyone had recent experience with it?

    Thanks in advance, :nun:
     
  13. rice721

    rice721 1.21 GigaWatts! Verified Member

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Shanghai
    Bringing your own gear and juice is fine (I think). Last time I visited was in March and I brought with me 2 mods, 2 tanks, 3 bottles of 30ml juice, batteries.

    Enjoy your stay.
     
  14. OneMorePerson

    OneMorePerson Full Member

    Dec 1, 2015
    Sydney
    Awesome, thanks for sharing. I won't hold you to it but it's good to know that at least 1 person has gone through ok
    :thumb:
     
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  15. The Rebel

    The Rebel Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2010
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    I was there in April and no problems bringing in my vape gear as well. Was a little weird vaping while I was there as basically no one else does it, at least from what I saw. But mine was a working visit so I didn't spend a ton of time site seeing. Except for Taroko Gorge, beautiful place to visit if you get the chance. :thumbs:
     
  16. pierceme

    pierceme New Member

    Apr 17, 2012
    ny
    Was there for 2 weeks in March/April in Linkou/Tauyuan?/Taipei vaping like crazy with no issue. Around 101 with security/police present with no issue. Taipei airport smoking room in terminal 1 no issue (there was 1 other vapor in there, only 2nd one I saw in those 2 weeks). Airport x-ray with alot of hw and juice and they didn't say anything.

    There were no signs coming up to customs/declare about ecigs when I arrived (just don't have a fever!).

    I spoke with coworkers that live/work in Tainan about vaping and they didn't mention any laws about it.

    btw, Hi ECF. Lurker and 1st post.
     
  17. Ipster

    Ipster Super Member ECF Veteran

    Taiwan was the first to crack the whip.
    E-Cigs banned in the other China - vaping.com
    As for bringing in your own...
    Taiwan cracks down on e-cigarettes

    now, that being said..I've got friends in Taipei that vape!....so like many parts of Asia, be smart! and no, please dont go back to tobacco...its all just about "red tape", and the Pharma corps and regs...there.
     
  18. rice721

    rice721 1.21 GigaWatts! Verified Member

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Shanghai
    Funny that I'm reading this now since I literally just got back to Shanghai from Taipei today.

    I brought 3 mods, several 18650 / 26650 batteries, 2 RTAs, and 60ml of DIY juice to and from this time around with 0 issues going through security, vaping in places where smoking is allowed.

    I've got friends who Vape in Taiwan as well. I'm assuming they get their gear from China. Seems like it's only illegal to sell?
     
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  19. Shutdown

    Shutdown New Member

    Jul 6, 2016
    Does anyone know any addresses for online sites in Taiwan? Specifically, I'm trying to get my hands on some juice that contains nicotine.

    I was thinking of taking my chances and buying from America and see if the package makes it. If not I will play dumb.
     
  20. Ipster

    Ipster Super Member ECF Veteran

    :headbang:
    Wunderbar!..another SE Asia, Or Asian city that technically has rules on the books, but no one seems to be aware of them, or enforcing them what-so-ever. The day to day of this seems right on as over the July 2,3,4 weekend i checked in with friends in Taipei, with same observations.
    “Errors do not cease to be errors simply because they’re ratified into law.”
    E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
     
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