Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tobacco Companies Introduce Their First Electronic Cigarettes

Jul 3, 2013 by 
Electronic cigarettesPHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Coming to a store shelf near you: The latest offering from some major tobacco companies is an electronic cigarette. They’ve been on the market for years, but as Health Watch reporter Stephanie Stahl show us, this is the first time tobacco companies are getting in the game.
Gregory Conley says his electronic cigarette changed his life.
“I picked up an electronic cigarette and overnight, I had stopped smoking,” Conley said.
Instead of smoking, he puffs on this.  An electronic cigarette. It uses a battery to heat liquid with nicotine. People inhale the vapor. Advocates say e-cigarettes are a great alternative to traditional cigarettes.
Advocates say e-cigarettes are a great alternative to traditional cigarettes. Conley said, “The other option for about half of all smokers is to smoke until they die.”