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Data sourced: 2023.   Page updated: 2023-05-17

Prevalence

200.7 thousand
1 A
2014
122.5 thousand
2
2018
349.7 thousand
2
2020
References:
  1. 1. Chen, Y.L., et al. (2018) E-Cigarette use in a country with prevalent tobacco smoking: A population based study in Taiwan. Journal of Epidemiology, 2018. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20170300. [Epub ahead of print]. 2. Calculation based on population size data of people over 15 years of age (16+). Source of population data: World Population Prospects 2019 [Internet]. United Nations; 2019. (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, editor. Population Division). Report No.: Rev. 1. Available from: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
  2. 1. Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Health Promotion Administration (HPA), Jul. 2021 2. Calculation based on population size data of people over 15 years of age (16+). Source of population data: World Population Prospects 2019 [Internet]. United Nations; 2019. (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, editor. Population Division). Report No.: Rev. 1. Available from: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
Comments:
  1. Data is from the National survey of substance use in Taiwan 2014. Current = past year use, Ever tried = lifetime use. World Population Prospects 2019 [Internet]. United Nations; 2019. (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, editor. Population Division). Report No.: Rev. 1. Available from: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
1%
1 A
2014
0.6%
2
2018
1.7%
2
2020
References:
  1. Chen, Y.L., et al. (2018) E-Cigarette use in a country with prevalent tobacco smoking: A population based study in Taiwan. Journal of Epidemiology, 2018. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20170300. [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Health Promotion Administration (HPA), Jul. 2021
Comments:
  1. Data is from the National survey of substance use in Taiwan 2014. Current = past year use, Ever tried = lifetime use.
0.2%
1
2018
0.9%
1
2020
References:
  1. Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Health Promotion Administration (HPA), Jul. 2021
0.9%
1
2018
2.6%
1
2020
References:
  1. Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Health Promotion Administration (HPA), Jul. 2021
2.2%
3 A
2014
References:
  1. 1. Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Health Promotion Administration (HPA), Jul. 2021 2. Calculation based on population size data of people over 15 years of age (16+). Source of population data: World Population Prospects 2019 [Internet]. United Nations; 2019. (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, editor. Population Division). Report No.: Rev. 1. Available from: https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
  2. Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Health Promotion Administration (HPA), Jul. 2021
  3. Chen, Y.L., et al. (2018) E-Cigarette use in a country with prevalent tobacco smoking: A population based study in Taiwan. Journal of Epidemiology, 2018. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20170300. [Epub ahead of print].
Comments:
  1. Data is from the National survey of substance use in Taiwan 2014. Current = past year use, Ever tried = lifetime use.

Regulation

Allowed
1
1001
Banned
2 A
2023
References:
  1. Data cross-referenced where possible using the following sources :1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/ ; 2. Global tobacco control website. Available at:https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052 ; 3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/
  2. Taiwan’s Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act. https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=L0070021
Comments:
  1. Liao, G. (2023, March 22). Vaping now illegal in Taiwan, punishable by NT$10,000 fine. Taiwan News. https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4843474
No
No
References:
  1. Taiwan’s Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act. https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=L0070021
Comments:
  1. Liao, G. (2023, March 22). Vaping now illegal in Taiwan, punishable by NT$10,000 fine. Taiwan News. https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4843474
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