Are Electronic Cigarettes Here to Stay?
As the electronic cigarette craze continues to sweep the nation, the question about its longevity will inevitably come to mind. Simply put: Are these electronic devices, which are designed to mimic the effects of a traditional cigarette, here to stay? Or are they just a passing fad? Destined to go the same route as the mullet, eight track player, or bellbottoms?
The Electronic Cigarette Smoking Experience
The biggest thing that electronic cigarettes have going for them is the fact that they are not trying to reinvent the smoking experience. No, instead, e-cigarettes are attempting to create an experience that is nearly identical to a traditional cigarette. With similar taste, feel and drag, many smokers who make the switch to an electronic cigarette report little difference in actual pleasure and satisfaction.
Of course, there are a number of differences between the two: Mainly e-cigarettes do not produce odor, smoke, ash or tar. That’s right – electronic cigarette users can enjoy true smoking experience, just without many of those nasty drawbacks.
Electronic cigarettes gain in popularity
The truth is that more and more Americans are realizing the advantages of making the switch to electronic cigarettes. As states and localities continue to pass laws and statutes banning cigarette smoking from public buildings and forums, the e-cigarette is becoming the go-to alternative.
Because they do not produce that offensive second hand smoke, just an odorless form of water vapor, the e-cig has become accepted in malls, office buildings and even movie theatres. From young professional out for a night on the town to business executives suffering through a transatlantic flight, these innovative electronic devices are proving to be more than just a smoking supplement – they are becoming a lifestyle.
Hollywood and the e-cigarette
Of course, for a cultural trend to truly take effect, the mainstream media has to embrace it. This is another area where the electronic cigarette appears to be prevailing. In recent news famous A-list celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Katherine Heigl, Lindsay Lohan as well as Immortals star Stephen Dorff have been seen puffing on electronic cigarettes. With such seemingly strong endorsements, it would appear that the e-cig is truly immersing itself in our culture.