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The founder of Blu Cigs, battery-powered electronic cigarettes that  mimic the look and feel of traditional cigs and deliver vaporized  nicotene to users, believes he’s discovered the an innovation that could  help his company compete with R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris.
"Customers were always telling us how social Blu e-cigs were—they’d be  in a bar or outside, and someone would see this blue light and what  looks like smoke," says the Australian-born Healy, who before developing  the unlikely smokeless cigarettes ran his first business manufacturing  basketball gear in China. "Quite often it sparks a conversation—I  actually had a doctor who kept emailing me cause it kept getting him  laid. So we started to develop the social aspect of it."
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The founder of Blu Cigs, battery-powered electronic cigarettes that mimic the look and feel of traditional cigs and deliver vaporized nicotene to users, believes he’s discovered the an innovation that could help his company compete with R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris.

"Customers were always telling us how social Blu e-cigs were—they’d be in a bar or outside, and someone would see this blue light and what looks like smoke," says the Australian-born Healy, who before developing the unlikely smokeless cigarettes ran his first business manufacturing basketball gear in China. "Quite often it sparks a conversation—I actually had a doctor who kept emailing me cause it kept getting him laid. So we started to develop the social aspect of it."

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