Are safe cigarettes an oxymoron? Apparently not, if the people behind the NicStic are to be believed. It's a battery-powered cigarette that vaporizes tobacco rather than burning it (much like the Volcano), delivering sweet, sweet nicotine without any tar or any of that other bad stuff.

It seems like a great way to help someone ease into quitting, although I can't really see it replacing the real thing. Real cigarettes just make you look so cool. Remember that, kids.

MedGadget [via Ubergizmo]