thebluewhale wrote:It appears as though Taiwan has nonsensical laws similar to Australia. In Australia nicotine liquid is illegal (although I don't think I have ever heard of anyone possessing it ever been charged) as nicotine is dangerous, however, cigarettes are legal and are the major cause of cancer and preventable death in the country Taxation no doubt plays a massive role.
My main issue was not with a cop arresting me on the street but rather brining some liquid into the country or ordering it in from overseas and then getting arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Not something I would like to happen in Taiwan.
Are other nicotine replacement therapies readily available? Such as nicotine gum - ie. nicorette?
There was a "club" that was importing juice, but the possibility of getting busted became to great for the fella to continue risking it. I was a member for a little over a year, but somehow found my way back to the coffin nails.
Yes gum and dermal patches are available.
However, on Monday of this week, I took myself to the hospital and began welbutrin. They wanted to give me champix, but I had success with Zyban 15 years ago until I moved to Taiwan and couldn't continue my regimen. I wanted to stay with welbutrin as it had a completely positive effect on my life. Today is day 4 and while I am fully aware that it probably takes longer for my body to start accepting the medicine, I woke up this morning without a raging desire to smoke. Been up two hours and still don't want one.
Side note, I had to get the Dr. to treat me for "occasional depressive tendencies" in order to get the bubpropian over the champix, which is a blessing as they will not expect me to show up weekly at the hospital to blow into the nicolyzer. I can get a month of meds at a time and for only 400NT.
Please Please Please let this be the end of it.