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Electronic Cigarettes

The Smokio e-cig can be linked to a smartphone

Electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity as an alternative to smoking, as it replaces the actual smoke with vapor. This allows them to be used inside places where traditional cigarettes are not allowed. A new product has just been announced called Smokio, which takes the electronic portion of electronic cigarettes to heart, adding connections to smartphones that allows users to track all kinds of data about their smoking habits.  Read More

Study finds electronic cigarettes can cause health problems (Photo: Gizmag)

Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, have some bad news for smokers looking to put a halt to the filthy habit by using electronic quitting aids. After examining various aspects of a handful of commercially-available electronic nicotine delivery systems, the team concluded that so-called e-cigarettes are unsafe and pose a health risk. They are now calling for such devices to be withdrawn from sale pending a rigid safety evaluation.  Read More

SuperSmoker electronic cigarette

May 26, 2008 SuperSmoker is an electronic alternative to cigarettes promoted as offering a healthier and significantly cheaper way for smokers to continue their habit as well as beat increasingly strict public smoking bans.  Read More

Digital smoking: indulgence without the side effects?

September 25, 2007 Over the past few years smoking bans have swept across the globe preventing patrons from lighting up in bars, clubs and restaurants. Necessity being the mother of invention, some tech-savvy companies have developed ways that not only allow smokers to keep up their habits in public, but also aim to deliver a nicotine fix without the adverse effects on their own health or that of others.  Read More

Handheld pulmonary drug delivery device could beat indoor smoking bans and assist quitters

July 3, 2007 Now here’s an interesting product which might find all manner of niche applications. Next Safety has created a handheld pulmonary drug delivery device that delivers extremely high arterial levels of nicotine – with effects felt less than ten seconds after inhalation – and provides higher psychoactive effects than cigarettes or any other tobacco product on the market. It is expected that the device, which is roughly the size of a pack of cigarettes, will substantially increase success rates for those who wish to quit smoking due to its ability to accurately duplicate the delivery of nicotine from tobacco smoke. Additionally, by delivering a high percentage of nicotine to the bloodstream, the use of the device is expected to cost less than 30 percent of the equivalent cost of cigarettes. We guess the same would be true for any other substances people smoked too. Hmmmm Could this be used indoors to beat the smoking bans implemented this week in the U.K. and Australia?  Read More

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