When nothing is smoking when smoking
Süddeutsche Zeitung August 1997
When nothing is smoking when smoking Augsburg / Munich. (AP) Under the motto “Without smoke it works too”, passengers of the regional airline Augsburg Airways can immediately test for the first smoke-free cigarette in the world. Augsburg is next to Stockholm and Chattanooga in the US to three pilot cities, in which the tobacco company Reynolds his latest invention to try out the consumers. In Germany, the product is called “HI.Q”, is just as expensive as a conventional cigarette and no less harmful to the smoker. The advantage of the Glimmstengel: According to the manufacturer, 90 percent less smoke. The only thing that smokes is water vapor. And this is how it works: The tobacco does not burn, but is only heated. A tip of carbon is ignited. The hot air dissolves the tobacco aroma. Ash does not arise. After about seven minutes, the cigarette goes out by itself, it looks just as before. Also yellow fingers, smoky curtains and stinky clothes after the pub visit should be a thing of the past.