The history of vaping can be traced back to the early 1960s when a scientist named Herbert Gilbert patented a “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette,” which heated a flavored nicotine solution to produce vapor instead of smoke.
However, this invention did not gain widespread commercial success and was largely forgotten until the 1990s, when a Chinese pharmacist named Hon Lik developed a similar concept using ultrasonic technology.
In 2003, Hon Lik’s company, Ruyan, began marketing the first commercially successful electronic cigarette, known as the “e-cigarette.”
The device used a battery to heat a nicotine solution, which was then inhaled as a vapor. The e-cigarette quickly gained popularity as a safer alternative to traditional smoking, and the vaping industry has grown rapidly ever since.
Over the past two decades, vaping technology has continued to evolve and improve.
With the development of more advanced devices and a wider variety of e-liquids, vaping has also become a cultural phenomenon, with a growing community of “vapers” and an increasing number of vape shops and events.
However, the safety and health effects of vaping are still being studied.
There is ongoing debate and controversy about the risks and benefits of vaping compared to smoking. Nevertheless, vaping remains a popular and rapidly growing industry and is likely to continue to evolve and change in the years to come.