Cigarettes that improve your health?!
Sosu Company in Japan has just invented healthy cigarettes. New from their ‘Nicolestyle’ line of products ( “Nicolestyle” is short for “Nicotine-less Style”), the Mismo cigarette is actually a battery powered contraption that when inhaled, emits flavored steam (water vapor) in your mouth while the tip glows by way of a small LED light. Flavors include grapefruit or mint and one flavor cartridge will last for 300 inhales.
They didn’t stop there – the cigarette is free of nicotine and tar, but it also provides you with essential nutrients CoQ10 and Vitamin C!
The machine actually converts moisture from the air into steam to inhale. Here is a translation of the awesome diagram from their website:
How the ‘smoke’ (water vapor) is generated:
LED Light | Battery | Water Vapor Converter | Cartridge | Mouthpiece
Moisture taken from the air | Water inside the filter | Comes out as water vapor
I know, you must be worried about the battery life of such a machine – but I have answers for you. The cigarette comes with a recharging machine so all you have to do is take the flavor cartridge out of the cigarette and twist it in the charger, and it is done when the LED light comes back on. The very first charge takes 10 hrs, but after that it should only take 3~4 hours to complete.
Still confused? Maybe this video will help (click on pause once, then play to start up).
The Nicolestyle Mismo cigarette comes with the cigarette, recharger and a flavor cartridge and retails for about $126.00 (¥12,600). New flavor cartridges retail for $10.50 (¥1050).