Thursday, July 14, 2011
I heard on the news today that the county where we formerly lived is considering the passage of new regulations relating to public smoking. Although I am not a smoker, I really empathize with them because governments continue to try and regulate private behavior like smoking. As smoking bans continue to spread across the country, one recent development that may provide an adequate solution for smokers is the electric cigarette. Based upon what I have read, electric cigarettes taste just like regular cigarette, but without the smoke. Instead, both the flavor and the nicotine are transmitted via an atomizer. It is really an elegant idea that seems to directly address the public concerns with second hand smoke. In fact, they even offer a smokeless cigarette that has no nicotine! Thus, they may also be useful for people who are trying to quit smoking.