Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Smokeless Smoke??!!

Wanna smoke legally onboard or indoors? Check out what I found while flipping through 8Days this morning. ^~^

It's the ultimate invention for year 2009 and probably a workable one. Since smoking has been banned in literally every corner of the street, some smart fellow came up with the idea of a smokeless cigarette. Still, I think it might just work for the desperate ones who hasn't touched a cigarette since... 5mins ago (equiv. to a zillion years for a chain smoker).

This article was taken from RyanAir's website,

News Release


Ryanair to allow passengers to ‘smoke’ onboard

with Similar Smokeless Cigarettes
Ryanair, the World’s favourite airline, today (20th Sept) announced that smokers no longer have to worry about long flights without a cigarette as it launches a new range of Smokeless Cigarettes to ensure passengers get their required nicotine hit without breaking the law by ‘lighting up’ onboard their aircraft.
In a recent survey over 24,000 Ryanair passengers said they would like to smoke during flights.  However, smoking on commercial flights has been illegal since the 1990’s but now to cater to passengers’ demands Ryanair has introduced Similar Smokeless Cigarettes, which look and feel like a real cigarette and deliver a small amount of nicotine through inhalation – passengers do not light the ‘cigarette’.
Ryanair’s new Similar Smokeless Cigarettes are available to passengers over 18 years of age and are sold in packs of 10 onboard all Ryanair flights for just €6.  Similar Smokeless Cigarettes contain no toxins or chemicals and are harmless to the user and to those around them.
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said,
“Ryanair’s low fares, unrivalled punctuality, least lost bags and fewest cancelations of any major European airline deliver exactly what passengers want.  Now, to help passengers who like to smoke and find it difficult to travel on an aircraft for a couple of hours without getting their nicotine hit Ryanair has launched Similar Smokeless Cigarettes.
Ryanair’s Smokeless Cigarettes deliver a similar level of nicotine to traditional cigarettes and are available in packs of 10 for just €6.  As these cigarettes are smokeless they cause no discomfort to other passengers and can ensure a more enjoyable and stress free flight for all passengers as non-smokers will no longer have to cope with moody smokers in need of nicotine.”
Smokeless Director Chris Parsons said,
            “Yet another first for Ryanair – now it’s also the smokers’ favourite airline.”

I had no idea what a smokeless cigaretter looks like, so I googled it and this image was found on this website.

Looks like a pen or one of those plastic filters that ladys in the olden days used to smoke with their cigarettes. Still, the idea of a cigarette that does not light up seems strange and much getting used to for the smokers out there.

You can find more of it as you google away, and the price can be quite steep for anyone who wants to give it a go. It even comes in various flavours such as Turkish Delights! LOL! XD




:: Cafe World ::

Feels rather similar to the restuarant game I was playing earlier =)

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