Canada: Smokless Cigarettes Hit The Market !
SMOKELESS BUZZU.S. entrepreneur Ron Macdonald hopes his 'faux-bacco' electronic cigarettes will help those jonesing for a nicotine fix in the new world of smoke-free barsMisty Harris, Canwest News ServicePublished: Thursday, June 12, 2008
Where there's smoke there's not always fire thanks to a high-tech twist on cigarettes that's being used by Canadians hoping to dodge widespread smoking bans.
Electronic cigarettes are what you might call faux-bacco: the "smoke" exhaled by users of the battery-powered butts is actually a near-odourless water vapour, while the "cigarette" - which glows red at the end when someone takes a drag - contains no tobacco.
The rechargeable nicotine delivery devices, which a company spokesman says are being bought by Canadians "daily," are marketed as a way of satisfying cravings in places where smoking is prohibited.