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e-cigarettes/vaporisers legality in Taiwan.

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Re: e-cigarettes/vaporisers legality in Taiwan.

Postby Toe Save » 18 Feb 2016, 10:19

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 :loco: 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. :eek:

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.
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Re: e-cigarettes/vaporisers legality in Taiwan.

Postby OrangeOrganics » 18 Feb 2016, 11:04

Just stop smoking.

All mental. Try Allan Carr method.
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Re: e-cigarettes/vaporisers legality in Taiwan.

Postby thebluewhale » 18 Feb 2016, 16:02

OrangeOrganics wrote:Just stop smoking.

All mental. Try Allan Carr method.


Yeah I read one of his books. It didn't work.

There is strong mental aspect to addiction to smoking. However, science has also strongly proven that nicotine causes physical dependency and withdrawal.
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Re: e-cigarettes/vaporisers legality in Taiwan.

Postby OrangeOrganics » 18 Feb 2016, 16:08

thebluewhale wrote:
OrangeOrganics wrote:Just stop smoking.

All mental. Try Allan Carr method.


Yeah I read one of his books. It didn't work.

There is strong mental aspect to addiction to smoking. However, science has also strongly proven that nicotine causes physical dependency and withdrawal.


Suppose different things work for different people. I used to smoke 20 a day and gave up with the book. Physical effects wear off after three days and then its just mental.
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Re: e-cigarettes/vaporisers legality in Taiwan.

Postby Brendon » 19 Feb 2016, 00:51

Selling vaporizers or juice is illegal, but owning and using them is fine. I got pulled over on my motorbike a few months ago and the cop said "You can't smoke on your bike!", and I said "I'm not, it's an e-cigarette", and we had a brief and silly argument about whether that counted or not.

I've also brought mine openly in and out of the country dozens of times, with no issues.

PM me for a reliable online store that takes ATM payment and delivers locally in a couple of days (can I say that?)
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Re: e-cigarettes/vaporisers legality in Taiwan.

Postby yyy » 20 Feb 2016, 01:03

Brendon wrote:Selling vaporizers or juice is illegal, but owning and using them is fine. I got pulled over on my motorbike a few months ago and the cop said "You can't smoke on your bike!", and I said "I'm not, it's an e-cigarette", and we had a brief and silly argument about whether that counted or not.

According to the Taipei Times article cited in the link above, you would have been in trouble making the same argument indoors.
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Re: e-cigarettes/vaporisers legality in Taiwan.

Postby tigra » 25 Jul 2016, 17:33

Looking at the latest schedule of controlled drugs nicotine doesn't seem to be there. If that is the case, would it not remove any worry regarding importing e liquids?

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Re: e-cigarettes/vaporisers legality in Taiwan.

Postby Brendon » 26 Jul 2016, 01:30

There's a vape shop operating in the open now down in Gongguan (next to the icecream shop IC Airport on the road back toward the water park), and I've heard of another in the middle of town (Ren'ai circle or thereabouts). I think the trick is that they only sell nicotine-free juice. They do seem to sell pipes, though.
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Re: e-cigarettes/vaporisers legality in Taiwan.

Postby JustifiedAndAncient » 27 Jul 2016, 13:04

If Taiwan can tolerate a bong shop with a huge CANNABIS sign operating in the open, it can probably tolerate shops selling vape gear.
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