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Electronic cigarettes in Taiwan

Postby BadForGood » 10 Dec 2015, 23:27

Hi everyone,

I'll be visiting Taiwan later this month. My brother's wife is from the country and I'm very glad to have been invited for a little trip by her and her relatives. Now, I'm very much looking forward to my trip, but I have a little question that neither my brother nor his wife could fully answer so far, as both of them haven't been regular residents of Taiwan in recent years:

I smoke electronic cigarettes, and would of course like to take some of my stuff with me on my trip. The question is if this is going to be a problem. If what I've read is correct, the sale of electronic cigarettes and related products is forbidden in Taiwan. I could not, however, find any information concerning the import and use (only for personal use as part of a trip) of such products.

So, does anybody happen to know if I can safely take some of my e-cig stuff with me on my trip to Taiwan? Or is that going to get my into trouble? Furthermore, what about using such products? Can I safely do that in public places, or is that going to earn me strange looks from people or even serious trouble?

Any hints would be highly appreciated, and I already thank you all very much in advance! :)

Kind greetings from Germany
Nils
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Re: Electronic cigarettes in Taiwan

Postby Oxtail » 11 Dec 2015, 05:27

I've used my own e-cigs on my last few trips to Taiwan with no issues. In the US, we're required to keep our juice in a zip-lock bag in our carry-on along with batteries/mods. Not sure about Germany, but US airport security is very used to e-cigs and I've never had my bags checked on arrival in Taiwan. Try to be considerate and don't vape in public places that are designated non-smoking just to be safe. I would recommend just bringing an inconspicuous box mod and not some monster sub-ohm cloud blower. You might get a few curious looks, but then you're going to get curious looks being a foreigner anyway.
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Re: Electronic cigarettes in Taiwan

Postby BadForGood » 11 Dec 2015, 17:14

Hi Oxtail,

thanks for your reply, that sounds very good!

While I'm using an ELeaf Lemo 2 on top of an iStick 50w at home, which could be considered relatively heavy equipment, I'm not planning to take this stuff with me on my trip. Instead, I'll take something significantly smaller, like two eGo-style batteries as well as a suitable small atomizer. And, of course, a few 10 ml bottles of liquid, which I'll put into zip-lock bags, as is generally required for any liquids. I guess that should work just fine.

Now that this issue has been sorted out, I'm really looking forward to the trip!

Thanks again!
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Re: Electronic cigarettes in Taiwan

Postby Bái Shīfu » 12 Dec 2015, 01:06

My wife uses e-cigs and she brought 3 large bottles of "juice" in her checked luggage inside of a big plastic bag. She brought the actual e-cigs in her carry on luggage. There are a few shops around town and you can buy the vape equipment but you can't buy juice with nicotine in it.
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