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Was Smoking Ever Really Sexy?

CHICAGO, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Back in the days of glamorous black and white Hollywood movies, people actually thought smoking cigarettes was sexy. Think of the big stars of the 1940s and '50s. Humphrey Bogart. Lauren Bacall. James Dean. Bette Davis. In those days, people clearly thought a starlet smoking was sexy and sophisticated. Of course, the black and white film didn't really show yellow teeth or stained fingers, and it couldn't really capture the stink of stale smoke. So many people smoked cigarettes back then that those things weren't really noticed as they are now. 

These days, stale smoke stink is considered anything BUT sexy. No one really wants to flash a big yellow smile. Just check the massive array of toothpastes and whiteners, deodorants, perfumes and room fresheners at any grocery store. People will spend a small fortune to make sure they and their homes look and smell fresh and clean. Fewer and fewer people are prepared to pay the price for puffing.

But we still enjoy those old films. Maybe a part of us still finds the visual image of Bette Davis or James Dean lighting up sexy.

Is it possible to get the look without the ick? The glamor without the guilt?

More and more people are turning to electronic cigarettes to do just that. While some brands such as Blu E-cigs have a distinctive new look, many look like old-fashioned cigarettes. Happily, that is where the resemblance ends!

"Interest in e-cigarettes is growing all the time," said Chad Maynard of, a website created to provide e-cigarette reviews. "People definitely care about how they look. Our e-cig reviews include a detailed description of each brand's appearance. It is an important part of how people chose a brand."

Many factors come into play when selecting a brand of electronic cigarettes to try. While it's easy to spend $50 on a starter kit, shoppers want to know exactly what they are getting for that investment! And different people have different criteria. Some want the look of traditional cigarettes complete with a big plume of vapor, while others are attracted by the wide range of flavors including fruits, coffee and even chocolate offered by brands such as Green Smoke. Detailed e-cigarette reviews can help shoppers find the brand most likely to check all the right boxes for them.

"Our website,, reviews more than 20 top brands and we are adding new information all the time," Maynard said. "We also have sections for news and FAQs so those who are just considering e-cigs and those who are already enjoying them can get all the information they need and want."

About is a website featuring reviews of most e-cigarette brands. Users are encouraged to post their observations so readers can learn from each other and discuss the pros and cons of different brands.


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