The Challenge of Electronic Cigarettes

The Challenge of Electronic Cigarettes

The Challenge of Electronic Cigarettes

Science, technology, and life.
June 3 2009 10:54 AM

The Challenge of Electronic Cigarettes

Let's be blunt about what's going on here. We tolerated smoking until science proved it was harmful to nonsmokers. As momentum grew, the war on smoking became cultural, with disapproval and ostracism of anyone who lit up. Electronic cigarettes have removed the war's scientific basis, but our cultural revulsion persists. Therefore, so does our prohibition and condemnation.

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