For years, people have been crying out for a technical solution to their smoking problem. In an age where people are much more conscious about their health and under increasing pressure to give up or "quit" smoking from governments and charities the world over, it is no surprise to many that finally an intelligent and hi-tech answer has been invented, vapor cigarettes. Over the past couple of years, a number of scientists and manufactures have begun to release what have become known as Vapor Cigarettes. Vapor Cigarettes contain no tobacco and unlike tradition cigarettes, they are not constructed from paper but instead from either high quality plastic or metal. These vapor cigarettes, sometimes called electronic cigarettes do not need to be set alight but instead operate using an electrical current provided by an internal rechargeable battery.
These smokeless cigarettes instead produce a vapor or steam thanks to the cartridge installed inside them and this gives a more realistic sensation to the “smoker”. The cartridges of the vapor cigarettes are normally placed inside the electronic cigarette are also able to releases doses of nicotine (the drug contained in normal cigarettes that is the most addictive) and even different flavors and scents of water vapor. The press and indeed the media at large were very quick to pick up on these new products, unsure whether vapor cigarettes were just another craze or potentially a long term solution and an aid to those who in the past may have been unsuccessful if quitting for one reason or another. This media frenzy helped to bring smokeless cigarettes to the attention of a worldwide audience and the product gave hope to many that their tobacco smoking days were truly numbered. Whilst there have been similar types of devices in the past, they really amounted to not much more that tubes or straws with nicotine soaked cotton wool inside them, really crude devices in comparison to the electronic type of cigarettes that have captured the imagination of so many today. While there are many who speak out against the vapor cigarettes, mainly due to the fear that they will appeal to non smokers and children who view them as a novelty, there is a general consensus that they are a good thing and have a legitimate place in helping people who are determined to kick the habit.