Taipei bans vaping and heated tobacco product sales

Taipei has become the first city in Taiwan to ban sales of vaping and heated tobacco products. The ban will cover the sale, manufacture, display and advertising of vaping and heated tobacco products and will also ban people under 18 years old from using such products. Vendors breaking the ban will face fines of between NT$10,000 and NT$100,000 (approx. £250 to £2,500). Young people breaking the ban on use will be ordered to attend smoking cessation services and could face a fine of between NT$2,000 and NT$10,000 (approx. £50 to £250).