Taipei urged to clamp down on heated tobacco shops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The authorities have been called upon to enforce a crackdown on heated tobacco product (HTP) shops in Taipei, which some fear could have a detrimental effect on younger Ta...

Vaping, HTP use on rise among youth as Taiwan mulls tightening controls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With an amendment to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act being reviewed before its first reading, a new report sheds light on the number of young Taiwanese exposed to the h...

Furry friends good for mental health: Taiwan foundation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan's leading mental health foundations has promoted the findings of an international study that found that interacting and playing with animals for at least...

Taiwan civil group urges tougher rules on tobacco trade amid smuggling scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An anti-tobacco civil group in Taiwan is calling for stricter regulations on the import of tax-free cigarettes by arriving visitors amid a cigarette-smuggling scandal that...

Pro-heated tobacco petition hits 5,000 threshold in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A petition to legalize heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco products has reached the minimum threshold of 5,000 signatures on the National Development Council’s online policy plat...

5 types of food to avoid during avian flu outbreak

Taipei (Taiwan News)—The spread of the highly pathogenic H5N6 avian flu in Taiwan has been alarming in the past, but evading consumption of five types of food can significantly lower chances of ...

Anti-tobacco groups protest against Japanese cigarette plant

Several anti-tobacco groups protested in front of the Cabinet on Thursday against the government’s issuance of a business license to a Japanese tobacco company that has been building a cigarette plant...