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Recharges Good, Like A Cigarette Should???


This bonus column was originally published in August of 2010.

Having been bombarded with umpteen Internet ads for “electronic cigarettes,” I resolved to find out what the dadblamed things are.
An e-cigarette, I found, is a battery-powered device that delivers a fine spray of nicotine without any flame or smoke (although it does have a glowing red LED on the tip that lights up with every drag). They’re manufactured by nearly 20 companies and have been sold in the U.S. for about three years.
“Vapor is the new smoke,” proclaims one ad. Yeah, and addiction is the same ...

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