A History Lesson On Vaping
Have you wondered what all this news is about electronic cigarettes and vaping? It isn’t as new of a fad as you may think, and we have a timeline that will take you back in time when vaping was first started:
Ancient Times: 440 BC
It would be a Greek Historian, Herodotus, that first mentioned vaping as he described the Scythians style and tradition of vaping. The Eurasian people threw cannabis, yeah, pot isn’t all that new either folks, onto red hot stones, creating a vapor. They would bathe and inhale the vapor.
The Hookah: 1542 AD
Irfan Sheikh invented the hookah, which many do not connect the two, but it is given credit by others as being the first step toward the vaporizer we know today and many of us use for our children when they’re sick.
The First Vaporizer: 1960
It was Herbert A. Gilbert that received the first patent for the vaporizer. This veteran of the Korean War introduced the vaporizer’s basic anatomy. It hasn’t changed all that much over the years either. As they say, if it works, don’t fix it.
Shake and Vape Pipe: 1980s and 1990s
Eagle Bill Amato, otherwise known as Frank William Wood, was a Cherokee medicine man. Using marijuana in a first portable vaporizer he introduced and called Eagle Bill’s Shake and Vape Pipe. IT would be Eagle Bill that is credited with popularizing vaping marijuana.
The Modern Electronic Cigarette: 2003 By Pharmacist Hon Lik
The man who is credited with the vaping you see today is Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist.
In The Spotlight: Late 2000s
Shortly after electronic cigarettes were invented, they made their way to the commercial market and from there, they took off. In the United Kingdom, the numbers grew between 2012 at 700,000 to over 2.5 billion in 2015.
Want To Know More?
Even with the popularity of electronic cigarettes, e-juice, and the vaping, surprisingly, many people don’t know all that much about it. So that brief history lesson probably was boring if you’re one of those people.
So, let’s start describing what vaping is exactly. Vaping is when you inhale the vaper that is produced by an electronic cigarette. Sound simple enough, right? But there is more to it than just inhaling. You should understand that it is the e-juice that makes the vaper. It comes in a concentrate or a dry herb, yes, such as marijuana.
There is an electric device called the vaporizer and inside that main console is a battery, cartridges, an atomizer, and the e-juice. The battery then generates the power that heats up the atomizer which makes contact with the e-juice and creates the vaper that is inhaled.
The e-juices come in a variety of flavors and you can mix them together and create a custom flavor. You can also add nicotine, adjusting the strength to your own liking. For those who are trying to quite traditional cigarette smoking, this allows you to slowly cut back the nicotine until you no longer have that addiction and quit smoking, and vaping, altogether.