Smoking 2.0: A Vaporizer for Tobacco Use Only
Whilst products like these would indeed cut down on smoke, I don't think that smoke alone is the point of all those smoking bans: the banning governments are trying to increase their constituents' health levels, as sick citizens cost lots of money.
Before heading into the article, I'd like to mention that these smokeless-tobacco things remind me of the vaporizer. My friend once made one from scratch in high school, using only spare parts from his garage. He was ahead of his time.
The NicStic is a cigarette-size plastic tube with a rechargeable heating coil that vaporizes tobacco instead of burning it.
Pop a filter on the end of the tube, and in seconds it is warmed up enough for a nicotine fix without the smoke. Because it has no smoke, it also has none of the tar, arsenic, cadmium and formaldehyde of regular cigarettes; it also passes muster with local anti-smoking laws here.
"I actually don't mind doing a bit of vogueing with this," said Victor Chambers, a former model and steady smoker, who tried the device at a reporter's request inside a crowded local bar. "Shivering in the rain for a smoke is just so last season."
Vaporizers have been an underground hit with pot smokers; and with tobacco-smoking restrictions or bans in effect in 33 countries -- from Cuba to Norway, and counting -- cigarettes are primed for their own killer app.
The vaporizer link takes you to a dutch web page, so no, you're not high. The photo I've attached depicts me smoking a cigar, but it was too cool not to use.