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The Electric, Smokeless Cigarette

Crown 7 Offeres Electric Smokeless Cigarette
For those of us who have yet to kick our nicotine habits, fulfilling our smoky urges is progressively more difficult as we're banned from lighting up virtually everywhere outside of our bedrooms. There are a few ways to get your nicotine fix sans smoke, but most of us just don't get the same satisfaction from terrible tasting chewing gum at $70 a pop.

Crown 7, in an effort to cash in on us overtaxed cancer-stick wielding suckers, is offering electric cigars, cigarettes, and pipes that the company claims will allow you to smoke in normally smoke-free areas. A filter cartridge is inserted in the device and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (just like in your cell phone or laptop) activates a smoke-like water vapor that fills your lungs with nicotine and an earthy (read: tastes vaguely like dirt) tobacco flavor.

While the idea sounds pretty good on paper, in practice the whole thing sort of falls apart. First, we doubt you'll actually get away with smoking this thing in restaurants, on trains, or any other place where smoking is banned. Second, the price is astronomical, even for us smokers who are pretty used to being taken advantage of. The cigar unit runs $65, the cigarette $100, and the pipe $150. Cartridges run $10 for a pack of five. Third, we're not sure how comfortable we are sucking on anything that needs to be charged like a cell phone.

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