Well, I bought one of those electric cigarettes today. That is to say, I just tossed thirty dollars away. Mine is charged using a USB connection to my laptop. I swear that is the last USB device I will buy because I am now portless.
The maker decided to use Green Marketing Techniques. The unit is marked as being better than cigarettes because they use Green Technology. The device contains nicotine, all kinds of polymers and metals, a chemical filled Lithium battery, a LED that is made with all sorts of chemicals, and it requires power to charge it.
It is packaged in both cardboard and plastic.
I guess they forgot that cigarettes are made from natural tobacco and thin as hell degradable cigarette paper.
Just thought I would report.