Gamucci Electronic Cigarettes

Perhaps it's because I've been a non-smoker my entire life, but I really don't understand the point of the Gamucci electronic cigarette. From their website:

Gamucci is a rechargeable electronic cigarette. It is a completely non-flammable product that uses state of the art sophisticated micro-electronic technology to provide users a real smoking experience without the tobacco and tar found in real cigarettes. It looks like, feels like and tastes like a real cigarette, yet it isn't. It is so much more. It is truly a healthier and satisfying alternative. Join the Revolution today!

So basically it's a miniaturized fog gun that you hold in your mouth. Sounds like a swell way to join the revolution!
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 29, 2008
     Category: Technology | Products

Don't expect to see this in the US: RJR's Premiere "smokeless cigarette" did essentially the same thing, i.e. decoupled the nicotine from burning tobacco. The FDA therefore decided that it was a drug delivery system and fell under their purview, and the whole endeavor collapsed. It also collapsed because nobody like them.
Posted by burlveneer on 07/29/08 at 03:26 PM
Burl, I'd rather suspect the FDA bans these smokeless products because of the loss of tax revenue from cigarette sales. :coolmad:
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/30/08 at 12:12 AM
Steve -- I hadn't actually realized that it was a nicotine delivery device. I thought it simply produced warm, smoke-like vapor. (Duh!) It's obviously more functional if it gives people a nicotine buzz as well as simulating the look of a cigarette.
Posted by Alex on 07/30/08 at 12:39 PM
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