SOURCE: Bull Smoke

November 02, 2011 10:26 ET

November Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month -- Time for Electronic Cigarettes?

FERNLEY, NV--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - Many people have looked for an alternative to tobacco cigarettes, which contain over 10,000 harmful chemicals by many accounts. Bull Smoke electronic cigarettes are a popular alternative, claiming as few as a dozen of these chemicals. During Lung Cancer awareness month, it's time to take a look.

Hon Lik was accustomed to lighting up first thing in the morning. He would smoke between lectures at the university where he diligently studied Oriental medicine. Hon would smoke while eating lunch, in between bites. By the evening, Hon would be through two packs of cigarettes and a third would be smoked during dinner and drinks with his colleagues. All this while he was intensively researching the benefits of ginseng health products.

It took the death of Hon's father, a heavy chain smoker, for him to finally see the light and quit smoking for good. In China, over 50 percent of men smoke regularly. Hon really was no different than any of them. The only thing that set this 54 year old inventor apart is that he used his addiction to find inspiration.

Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist and reformed smoker, invented the electronic cigarette. It does not burn like traditional tobacco. What the electronic cigarette uses instead of a flame is a tiny, but efficient, lithium-ion battery. This atomizes the liquid nicotine solution contained in the cartridge. The cartridge resembles a traditional cigarette filter. The inhaling from the e-cigarette looks and feels like smoke, but it is actually just a non-carcinogenic vapor. This vapor resembles that used in theatrical productions and referred to as 'stage fog.' When puffing away, a red light at the tip lights up after every drag, simulating a real smoking experience.

This highly realistic invention prompted David Sweanor, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, to comment that, "This is exactly what the tobacco companies have been afraid of all these years, an alternative method of delivering nicotine that is actually enjoyable." Professor Sweaner, who specializes in tobacco issues, went on to say, "It took the Chinese, who are very entrepreneurial, and not burdened with all kinds of regulation, to take the risk." Hon Lik's first patent was issued in 2003 and the rest is history. Smoking e-cigarettes, or 'vaping,' is going viral.

In order to commemorate Hon Lik and Lung Cancer Awareness Month, use discount code "SMOKEFREE" to Save $50 off any Bull Smoke starter kit through November.

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