Don't stub this out just yet.
This faux cigar was just awarded "most marketable new product" at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association trade show in Vegas. We're just as surprised, given that it's hard to believe cigar-chomping aficionados would willingly trade their Cubans or Coronas for a high-tech cigar. Particularly one that delivers puffs of "flavorful" vapor, devoid of any undertones or body.
The Ruyan Vegas Freestyle E-cigar, which is almost 6 inches in length, works rather like the e-cigarette by using a microchip, atomizer, airflow sensor, and liquid cartridge to mimic the experience of cigar smoking, only without any nicotine. Who'll buy into this? Probably the posers and quitters, but in a good way since we've only got one set of lungs.
It's good for 1,800 drags, though one doubts you'll be able to blow smoke rings around this one.
(Via Crave Asia)