New devices prevent people bumming cigarettes off you
Crown7's battery-powered devices use cartridges filled with nicotine, tobacco flavoring, water, and propylene glycol to recreate the sensation of smoking.
It's becoming harder for smokers to coexist with nonsmokers, what with all the nonsmoking in restaurants and bars. But if Crown7's smoke-free smoking devices catch on, a utopian society where smokers can "smoke" without pissing off everyone around them may yet exist.
The battery-powered devices use cartridges filled with nicotine, tobacco flavoring, water, and delicious propylene glycol to recreate the sensation of smoking. Instead of smoke, the "smoker" exhales a purportedly odorless vapor.
The device is available in three designs: cigar ($65), cigarette ($100), and pipe ($150).
According to the Crown7 site, each cartridge is the equivalent of two packs of cigarettes; five cartridges sell for $10.
For anyone still on the fence, it should be noted that each device comes with a "handsome case."