Hi friends:What will they think of next. I know it has been out for awhile now but I was just introduced to the electronic cigarette. Does it have a cord? Do you plug it in? Those were just some of the things I thought to myself, but didnt dare ask outloud.My brother is going on 3 weeks without a real cigarette thanks to the electronic smoke he has adopted.He brought me one this last time he came to see me. Singing its praises all the way.I took it from him, and gave it a once over.It is heavier than a real smoke is, and it is a hard material when you put it to your lips. First time I tried to hold it with my lips it fell out from the weight of it.It does however look like a real smoke, just larger.They come in Menthol and regular, and cost about 9 bucks. You get about 400 puffs out of a single one, and I guess you just throw it away when your done. Not sure yet if they are supposed to be recycled.I took a few hits, and you know, I was impressed. Although it didnt taste like any smoke I ever had, it wasnt bad. It gave me the feeling of a cigarette when I inhaled, and I blew out what looked like smoke, yet it wasnt. No smell, no taste, no tar, just air. I agreed I would try it one of these days so my brother would leave me alone, and I put it in my desk drawer.It made me laugh, it actually lights up on the end like a little pen light shining red when you inhale. As if to convince yourself it is even more like a real smoke. What do any of you know about these things? Are they safe? All I know is I had a headache after I puffed on it a little while, and then I caught a chest cold. Any comments are welcome:Thanks so much.... Pam How will businesses react to these when people start carrying them inside of non smoking buildings?