With so much development in the vaping sector taking place, many investors and industrialists are turning their heads to investing in e-cigarettes. More and more people are giving-up tobacco smoking and now adopting the habit of vaping.
E-cigarettes have controlled nicotine-values, which is a big advantage, in terms of helping a smoker quit. But how and when did e-cigarettes rise to popularity among young and old alike?
No one can say for sure. That is the case here, because e-cigarettes have been linked to different pioneers in different eras; the earliest termed to be in 1960’s. But why is it that vaporizers did not get the recognition of a viable alternative to smoking for bigger corporates.
Herbert A. Gilbert’s innovation in this regard came for same purpose and need. To put an end to tobacco smoking, he introduced a device AND patented it on 17th April in 1965. Gilbert exercised the idea of ‘heating’ rather than ‘burning’ the ‘moistened cartridge (flavor)’.
It can be said that in originality, the basic idea of having smokeless cigarettes was indeed pioneered by Herbert, because the contemporary e-cigarettes follow same idea with some modifications. However, Gilbert’s patented idea for cig-a-likes could not be marketed for unknown reasons.
Eras of Vaping
Following the footsteps of Hilbert, Hon Lik, Chinese pharmacist, introduced the world to e-cigarettes. He is termed to be original pioneer of modern day e-cigarettes by a huge chunk of vaping fraternity, only to be upgraded by another Chinese scientist by the name, Dr. Yunqiang Xiu.
Where Gilbert’s model of e-cigarettes is said to be first generation of vaporizers, Liu’s model is considered second. The third-generation saw replaceable e-liquids in the devices which could be refilled. These devices had long battery life owing to rechargeable nature.
Penny for thought
We are currently living in the fourth generation of e-cigarettes or vaporizers, which have been modified a lot, hence, earning them the title of “mods”.
From vape batteries to different shapes & sizes, from diverse range of flavors to healthier approach, present day’s e-cigarettes are certainly well-maintained. Having said that, there is still room for more upgradation, and with big companies taking interest it is evident that people will see more of these devices in times to come.
At present the industry is estimated to reach a total of $47.11 billion till 2025. Altria have recently bought shares of JUUL in USA and is working to better the products and reach to the masses. This is just one example of such case and more people are attracted by industry.
Technological advancements have made sure that there is an alternative to tobacco smoking (alternative that isn’t boring or harmful), and continue to attract more governments and people to adopt it for rehabilitation purposes. Whether the landscape changes or not, e-cigarettes have intensified the ease of a having to quit smoking with technological prowess.