A Swiss company is set to introduce the NicStic, a battery powered, smoke free cigarette in Germany in about a year. A U.S. company is also interesting in bringing the product to the States. Roland Piquepaille has a comprehensive overview of the product and the technology that makes it smoke, or not smoke as the case may be.
Could this be the return of the social acceptance of smoking? Imagine, people smoking everywhere again, even in places one would never think to light up, like a bar.