You Can (Kinda) Smoke In Public!

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts, Technology.

Good news for all your cigarette smokers out there still bitching about ex-smoker Bloomberg’s smoking ban (just ’cause he has no self-control doesn’t mean everyone else has none). Walgreen Co. will be stocking a new cream called Nicogel, which is quick-evaporating and made with tobacco extracts to satisfy users’ ciggy cravings. Within a couple of weeks, this brilliant concoction should hit shelves in 5,500 stores at a price of $5.99 for a box of ten “doses.” Nicogel lacks many carcinogens and eliminates the risks of second-hand smoke. Plus, it won’t make you smell like an ashtray. It’s already on sale in 40 other countries, including the United Kingdom, France and Germany, and is expected to generate $200 million in U.S. sales this year. But somehow nicotine in lubricant form is missing that sexy old-Hollywood appeal.

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