It looks like a cigarette and feels like a cigarette, but it isn’t as bad for your health as its cancer-causing counterpart. At least that’s what its Chinese manufacturer wants us to believe.
The e-cigarette is a battery-powered device that —when smoked— will emit vapor and feed your nicotine-riddled body its addiction.
“In many ways, smoking the e-cigarette is like an actual smoking experience, and that’s what makes us different” said Scott Fraser, Vice President of SBT Co. Ltd., the Beijing-based corporation that originally developed the electronic cigarette technology back in 2003.
The e-cigarettes currently sell for approximately 1600 Yuan apiece (around $208 U.S. dollars) and are available in China, Israel and many European countries. Unfortunately, they cannot be found as of yet on the US and Canadian market, but with the current media coverage that the technology receives, it shouldn’t be very long until we see them appearing in North American stores.
So, here’s a question for smokers out there: Do you think e-cigarettes will be more effective to stop smoking than other traditional means such as nicotine gums or patches?