It probably sounds crazy, but yes, there are such things as electronic cigarettes – and they’re becoming increasingly popular; so much so that in another two or three years it will be ridiculous not to have heard of them! The Electronic Cigarette Association, a recently shaped trade group to symbolize industry interests, estimates that there are around four hundred thousand users worldwide.
As if it didn’t sound funny enough, however, electronic cigarettes are even obtainable in a wide variety of flavors. Yes, it is no joke – after years of tobacco advertising touting the likes of Virginia Slims and Newport Lights for their superior “taste,” smokers may finally choose from a range of real flavors, from chocolate and cherry to coffee and banana split!
Yes it’s true, banana split. It’s extraordinary but true – no longer will smokers have to stick to traditional tobacco or menthol (which are, of course, still available for purchase as well) but they now have a field of flavors even broader than that loved by pipe-smokers to choose from!
No big issue? Naturally, with such things as fish-flavored ice cream and soda that tastes like bacon having been invented, perhaps uncommon cigarette flavors are not so surprising. But how about this: with an electronic cigarettes, you can smoke without carcinogens or even nicotine the first time in history! No, really, it’s all true: the flavored solution used by these products to produce the “smoke” (vapor) do not have to contain any nicotine at all. These solutions are also available with varying amounts of the chemical, allowing users to choose the level of exposure for themselves! In reality, it is precisely due to this ability to choose that the devices happen to be marketed as smoking cessation aids.
What will they think of next!