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Smoke Stick: Good News for Kids of Smokers?

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Heigl Demonstrates Smoke Stick

Last night, actress Katherine Heigl became an unofficial spokeswoman for the “Smoke Stick” when she appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Puffing on the smoke stick, Heigl said she decided to quit smoking after adopting her daughter, 1½-year-old daughter Naleigh, from South Korea last year. But what is the Smoke Stick exactly?

It’s basically an electronic cigarette which has a battery that heats up the nicotine in its filter. The idea behind is that it’s supposedly healthier than regular cigarettes and it doesn’t damage kids with secondhand smoke.

The actress has said that she’s been trying to kick the smoking habit and has had no success with other smoking aids.

“I went bananas,” she said, about her attempts to quit before discovering the Smoke Stick.

She then went on to provide some free advertising for the Smoke Stick. ” You blow out water vapor so you’re not harming anyone around you and you’re not harming yourself,” she told Letterman. “I’m essentially humidifying the space.”

Sure, it’s better than cigarette smoke, but her daughter will still see her puffing away on something that looks uncannily like a cigarette. Don’t you think that will be sending a bad message about smoking?

Would you try the Smoke Stick to stop smoking? I’m just glad I never started in the first place.

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