High-tech smokingIs there such a thing as a safer cigarette? CNET's Molly Wood visits Thermo Essence Technologies in Silicon Valley, tries out their vaporizers, and imagines a future of inhalable food.
Most people cause they -- has kind of term for vapor rising. Maybe as we -- we can come up with something better than I feel like they've been I don't love it. Just -- you haven't heard of big being let me tell you all about it that way guys don't think. They've been -- these are smokeless cigarette packets to -- -- the tech industry's attempt to re engineer smoking -- and hill at the same time as it like a cigarette like this here. I visited Silicon Valley face their OS and technologies where they are designing and manufacturing. Their own high tech -- for -- it's kind of warm. It's not enough customers it does not involve combustion which it's taking a flame to tobacco and burning it. Underneath instead what happens here is the tobacco is -- -- that's where you -- it and turned into vapor. You can inhale and exhale that paper. But you don't get combustion so -- you're not destroying immaterial that you're trying to inhale anyway can be you don't have the negative side effects and conflicts. Not regulated by the FDA the wee -- in a way self. It helps you sleep at night knowing we're not giving people something they can hop dancer and -- Would people look at this and it's an electronic cigarette. Some of our products are certainly about what we would consider performance electronic cigarette and we actually build our advisors who little magic part of the device that generates the -- is our technology that we built right here you know. And feet over that way. Have a clean metal to that is electoral list nickel plated there is no slaughter of plastic -- unknown materials. It's this precision technology that is made -- essence vaporized as popular here and around the world and traffic African -- in a cooler way. -- -- -- -- Feel kind of Sherlock Holmes and looks fun right that fidelity without nicotine genuine threats -- Person I gotta do execs don't know how it takes some and in those -- lifetime smoker would consume. Siri is so this -- rave -- I swear to god that's not killing because -- -- -- After a few more -- relentless maybe you -- not my thing I'm sweating like that it's. But the folks that their -- -- technologies clearly see a future where tobacco and other substances like medical marijuana. Could be delivered in a safer way and -- it. And then there's way way into the future when who knows what we might inhale if we're looking at flavored. Of liquids as a way to kind of -- -- your desired media suite you know and so as that. Potential weight loss -- a potential curb to curb your cravings -- you get that flavor and that feeling. Executives at -- a little espresso and a tight lipped I had the guy at Harvard made -- available officer. That may be in the matrix like future where you just can't work we -- from them anymore. A Purdue news we're always on at cnet.com I'm Molly Wood and -- -- -- --