Smoke-free smoking walks rings round ban

The lighter side of IT

IT staff will no longer have to walk outside to have a fag and discuss how replacing the old system with the new one will bring ruin to the business. has developed technology to help smokers circumvent the new smoking laws.

Its invention is an electronic alternative to the cigarette, which contains no tobacco and does not burn - rather it contains a microchip and a harmless liquid that when the user inhales, turns to a vapour that contains nicotine.

The vapour has the appearance of smoke, but the company says it is harmless and can be legally used in areas covered by the smoking ban.

Although lighting up in pubs with this invention might be allowed, Downtime does not recommend chain-smoking your way through your next meeting, no matter how long it lasts.

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