Chicagoans help on electronic cigarettes study
Can a public record of your addiction finally badger you into quitting? By: Gabe Stein Like a lot of crazy ideas, the worlds first tweeting e-cigarette was conceived of in a bar. This particular bar is called Tir Na Nog, and its the unofficial satellite office of creative agency R/GAs New York branch where–according to Michael Pickles Piccuirro–a lot of what happens at this agency takes place. Piccuirro is prototype studio product and technology director at R/GA, by all accounts a smart guy. So why is he spending his time linking e-cigarettes to Twitter? As this connected egg carton proves , you shouldnt connect something to the Internet just because you can.
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Others say the vapor-producing devices have helped them kick their tobacco habit. But the government wants to know more and is turning to Chicago researchers to find the answers. A weekday morning brings a steady stream of customers to 21 Century Smoking an electronic or e cigarette store in Chicagos Lincoln Park neighborhood. Some are regulars stocking up on supplies.
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