Is Traditional Smoking Destined to Become a Thing of the Past?

Every fad has its run. Of course some traditions stick around simply because nothing else comes along to replace them. Take for instance the American tradition of wearing blue jeans. Unless something better comes along, this will probably always be a tried and true trait of American fashion.

Other things, however, fade away as the next big thing comes along to take its place. Look at even just how we listen to music over the years. From Victrolas and then stereo record players to 8 tracks, cassettes, CDs and now MP3 players. Sure, there are some collectors who remain old school fans of years past. Even they usually still have the latest technology but keep the old around too.

Until recently there were no other options other than the traditional tobacco cigarette. While there were those who were pipe smokers or cigar smokers, there just wasn’t anything similar to the cigarette experience, until now that is. The electronic version gives the same feel but with vapor instead of smoke. Not to mention the new version has a lot of other benefits over the outdated one, such as:

  • None of that lingering smelly stink in your car, home, clothing, hair or skin.
  • Forget always having to dump out nasty loose bits of tobacco from your purse or pockets.
  • No more looking for a lighter or matches. Simply charge your device or bring an extra battery, and you are ready to go.
  • You don’t have the trouble with being banned from as many places. Although some places treat the electronic version with the same guidelines as the traditional tobacco kind, you will find other places more than willing to let patrons vape away.

There are plenty of other reasons that the new version beats out the old, but this is just to give you an idea. Many of the other reasons you can find out for yourself.

Hot… or Not?

Decades ago traditional tobacco cigarette smoking was thought of as cool. Every celebrity in Hollywood was pictured with one at the most elite events. Authors, poets, artists and even athletes and other famous people all thought nothing of smoking. In fact, you were kind of uncool if you didn’t get your photo snapped with a cigarette in your hand or dangling from the corner of your mouth.

It was part of what caused people to try smoking or take up the habit. Unfortunately then the reality of the health risks connected to this habit began to become much more clear. Read a list of celebrities from eras past who died as a result of cancer or complications that could be caused by smoking and it’s easy to understand why cigarettes stopped looking cool.

Here’s an idea of just a handful of names whose death could be linked to smoking:

  • Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Johnny Carson
  • Gary Cooper
  • Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Betty Grable
  • And so many more

It’s no wonder that with so many smoking related deaths the general public’s view began to change and shift. Although quite honestly it wasn’t until the past decade when things got really ugly for anyone who opted to still smoke traditional tobacco smokes.

The world was once a place where you could smoke on airplanes, restaurants and even in hospitals but not directly in patient’s rooms. However now the world is a place where you’re lucky to be able to find a place to smoke outside one of these places without receiving a citation and fine. It’s safe to say that traditional tobacco smoking is practically a thing of the past.

What Does This Mean for Electronic Devices?

The thing is not everyone wants to give up their after dinner habit. Some people still like to mingle and socialize with friends out on the town and enjoy a puff. For those people a new trend is emerging and that’s the electronic version option.

The bottom line is that people still long for the days when the cool guy had the cigarette dangling from his mouth and the posh starlet had one clenched between her tiny fingers. It’s a habit that no one really wants to see go, but it is time for a more modern version to emerge. Just think if you iPod connects through a USB cable and so does your smokeless device that means they are both from the same modern day era of technology.

It’s not about the lingering bad smell, loose ashes that could burn holes in your clothing or trying to bum a light from a stranger. This new trendy version of an old school hobby is electronic, free from lingering smells and doesn’t have the risk of burning your clothes with ashes. The bottom line is that it is out with the old and in with the new.

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