Monday, October 22, 2007

A Legal Cigarette? Technology marches on.

This would drive the Dept of Revenue to distraction. Would it be taxable?


They are already a familiar nocturnal sight on the streets of London - huddles of windswept smokers lighting up outside pubs, clubs and bars.

Now one nightclub claims it has solved the problem, allowing smokers to get their fix without having to sneak outside in mid-conversation.

Celebrity hangout Chinawhite in Soho is trying out Britains first "e-cig", a Chinese-made device that mimics the ritual of smoking but is claimed to be entirely legal indoors.

The six-inch white plastic stick uses a battery-powered atomiser to create realistic puffs of "smoke," while the tip glows red with each suck.