I need recommendations for an e-cigarette to use as a prop. Details inside.
So, we're doing Henry IV Part I and a number of the actors feel that their characters are smokers. Fine. Issues as follows:
1) The actors themselves are not smokers.
2) Even if they were, smoking is illegal on the grounds where we perform.
3) Even if it wasn't illegal, I'd prefer to avoid actual smoking of things on fire to avoid damage to costumes, unintentional litter, etc.
4) Some # of them have used the usual prop cigarettes, and hate them, and besides, powder makes people sneeze and gets everywhere.
I've seen this thread about e-cigs
, but what I need is kind of specific, and I'm getting overwhelmed and I just don't know enough about it to make a good decision. So, my requirements as follows:
1) I need 3-5 of the things. This makes me think disposables
(300-500 puffs?). I'm unsure if this is stupid.
2) Needs to actually look like a cigarette from a reasonable distance.
3) Hence, needs to glow red, not blue or green or purple.
4) Would be prime if I could have non-nicotine containing e-liquid (is that even the right terminology??) but I recognize that's likely a "nice-to-have."
Any advice or guidance would be much appreciated.