E-cigarette manufacturer Cigotine conducts volunteer cigarette butt cleanup in New York City, distributes free disposable e-cigarettes to Occupy Wall Street protestors who smoke
November 11, 2011
– Cigotine LLC, a leading provider of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), is about to make things a little nicer for the demonstrators at Occupy Wall Street. On November 9, 2011, Cigotine representatives conducted a volunteer cigarette butt cleanup, while also distributing free disposable e-cigarettes to protest participants who smoke.
"Cigotine supports the 99%," said Steve Bayonne, President, Cigotine LLC, in reference to the predominant Occupy Wall Street slogan. "We know that a demonstration of this magnitude is an incredible test of will and character. We wanted to do our part to make the conditions better for those who are standing up for what they believe in."
Throughout the day, volunteers of the "Cigotine Clean-Up Crew" walked through Zuccotti Park where the demonstration is held, picking up cigarette butts and speaking with the protesters.
"More than a month later, the protesters' passion is undeniable," said Bayonne. "But after so much time, with so many inhabitants, the park is understandably cluttered and messy. We hope that our cleanup efforts and distribution of GO disposables made a positive difference in the surroundings."
While performing the cleanup, the team also distributed free Cigotine GO disposable e-cigarettes to smokers, in hopes of getting them to refrain from using traditional cigarettes in the public park, which is illegal throughout New York City. The GO disposable is a one-time use product that lasts for approximately the equivalent of 1-2 packs of traditional cigarettes. Once finished, it can easily be disposed without mess, or risk of fire, odor or other negative effects.
"This protest is about doing what's right," Bayonne added. "Cigarettes are banned in public parks, and of course, littering is never encouraged. By using the GO instead of a regular cigarette, smokers will not only improve the demonstration environment, but they'll also be able to satisfy their cravings within the confines of the law."
Cigotine's proprietary design and function offers the same tactile experience as traditional cigarettes, but does not need to be burned, and does not give off ash, smoke or residual odor that could harm other protesters or make them uncomfortable.
Nationwide, users have begun using Cigotine smoking devices in places where tobacco products are not allowed, and as a full-time alternative to traditional cigarettes.
For more information about Cigotine, please visit http://www.cigotine.com.