Friday, September 02, 2011

Electronic cigarette

Adel came home & told me about electronic cigarette. To be honest, I was amazed.
You can call me a mountain turtle for I have never seen/heard of this before.

You can't blame a non-smoker for knowing nuts about ciggs-related items right?

Adel : When you inhale a puff, the cigg will light up. When you exhale, you can see smoke flowing out. Unscrew the bottom, attach the USB thingy to it and plug it into the laptop to charge.

Maybel : Stop it. This is a thumbdrive. Don't kid me.
Adel : Told you it's cigg already! Otherwise, where did the smoke come from?
Adel : *sat beside me and watch me stare into space trying to believer her*
Maybel : Shut up, It is still a thumbdrive to me.
Maybel : How do you inhale and exhale smoke from something which is charged via USB?
Adel : You go and google.
Maybel : *GOOGLED & Lost*
Maybel : No. This is a thumbdrive.
Adel : *Smacked me and laughed*

An electronic cigarette, is an electrical device that simulates the act of tobacco smoking by producing an inhaled mist bearing the physical sensation, appearance, and often the flavor and nicotine content of inhaled tobacco smoke; though lacking its odor, and intended to omit its health risks.

The device uses heat, or in some cases ultrasonics, to vaporize a propylene glycol- or glycerin-based liquid solution into an aerosol mist, similar to the way a nebulizer or humidifier vaporizes solutions for inhalation.

The World Health Organization stated in September 2008 that it did not consider electronic cigarettes to be a legitimate smoking cessation aid.

In a recent online survey from November 2009 among 303 smokers, it was found that e-cigarette substitution for tobacco cigarettes resulted in reduced perceived health problems, when compared to smoking conventional cigarettes (less cough, improved ability to exercise, improved sense of taste and smell).

In Singapore, the sale and import of electronic cigarettes, even for personal consumption, is illegal. According to Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan, electronic cigarettes were the industry's attempt to attract new users and were marketed to appeal to younger customers, including women.


Personally, I thought that it might be a good tool for smokers to reduce/stop smoking. But oh wells, I don't know.