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Old 05-27-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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Silliest Thing I've Ever Seen.......

So today we're at the local mall. We pass a kiosk, with a guy smoking a cigarette. That in itself made me take a second look........hereabouts you don't see anyone smoking anywhere indoors. Its illegal.

So I stop, and ask the guy what he's selling. Its something called an "Electronic Cigarette". Here is what the back of his card says: (I had to get one, knew I had to post here!)

""Smoking Everywhere is a rechargeable electronic cigarette, that is completely non-flammable and uses state of the art sophisticated micro-electronic technology to provide users a real smoking experience without the fire, flame, tobacco, tar, carbon monoxide, ash, stub or smell found in real cigarettes"

I was speechless for a moment, then started laughing. Here is a guy with smoke coming out of this thing that looks like a cigarette, but it isn't real, no nicotine, etc. Has it become the "cool" thing to do now?

Here is the site:

http://www.smoking-everywhere.com/

So, I ask you.......Is it just me?
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
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uh. . .well, maybe. . .

um. . .

Nope. . .I got nothin'
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:18 PM   #3
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That's sillier than bettin' on the Rangers to win the World Series....Red
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:51 PM   #4
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I've seen these around for a while. I cant think of anyone who would use them, but they are getting more and more popular so I assume some people are

oh, and it DOES have nicotine in it
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:05 PM   #5
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I've seen these around for a while. I cant think of anyone who would use them, but they are getting more and more popular so I assume some people are

oh, and it DOES have nicotine in it
Unbelievable.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:52 PM   #6
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I saw these featured on a late night tv infomercial. I honestly didn't stop long as I thought it might be the most ridicules thing I ever laid eyes on. Of course I've never been a smoker so maybe I'm missing the point.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:15 PM   #7
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I was as stunned as DG when I first saw one. A friend's daughter graduated from high school last spring she and all of her girlfriends were smoking them. The parents didn't seem to care since "it doesn't have any nicotine." (Forget that the packaging says otherwise, the parents bought that BS.) I've seen a bunch of them since then and it always seems to be females smoking them.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:55 AM   #8
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:09 AM   #9
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They've been around for some time now. There was even a great commotion over it here. It's not allowed to show tabacco commercials anymore but is the electronic cigarate part of that or not?
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:37 AM   #10
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I know some people who have used them to help them give up smoking. Moved onto e-cigarettes and then cut down until they stopped.
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:13 AM   #11
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I don't think these are a gimmick or a "sucker's bet." I've read about people using them to quit smoking, and I'm all for anything that reduces that nasty, filthy, dangerous habit.
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:32 AM   #12
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I've seen these around for a while. I cant think of anyone who would use them, but they are getting more and more popular so I assume some people are

oh, and it DOES have nicotine in it
I dont get the point. If it still have nicotine in it, why not just smoke the real thing?
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:39 AM   #13
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I dont get the point. If it still have nicotine in it, why not just smoke the real thing?
As a 9 month old non-smoker, all I can say is its not the nicotine that is the real nasty in cigarettes, its all the other junk and chemicals that are added to it as well. I found once I was off the actual cigarettes and using nicotine inhalers and nasal sprays, that giving up of the nicotine was relatively easy.

Still get the odd craving but still off the cigarettes so far
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:44 AM   #14
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I dont get the point. If it still have nicotine in it, why not just smoke the real thing?
No smoke. No tar.

Being asthmatic, and yet having several relatives that smoke, I welcome this future.

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Old 05-28-2009, 05:28 AM   #15
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