Unknown to many, in 1927 Joseph Robinson came up with the idea of an electronic cigarette.
However, it’s another name we relate to vaping. It was Herbert A. Gilbert who in 1963, historical data says, came with the idea of vaping. And in 1965 he patented this invention.
Could it have changed history and saved lives? Well, we can’t tell because, unfortunately, nobody knew of his “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette” back then.
In the 80s Phil Ray and Normal Jacobson worked more towards commercializing the idea of e-cigarettes.
However, in the 90s FDA didn’t allow tobacco companies to introduce e-cigarettes to the market.
In Europe, vaping was also popular, and in the 90s “Eagle” Bill Amato invented the cannabis vaporizer. Of course, Amsterdam was the place. Interestingly enough, they based the German stationary/desktop vaporizer Volcano, from 2000, on his revolutionary ideas.
The history of vaping, although short, is a divine example of the ingenuity of those set upon a goal of helping people with technology. The progression of innovation in this industry has been extremely fast which correlates with the ever growing popularity of e-cigarettes. So let’s take a step back to our humble beginnings to see where we began and take a peak at where we are going.
Vaping is a modern trend, but even new vapes have their roots in ancient history. Ancient Egypt is known for its vaping techniques, such as using hot stones to vape herbs. Thousands of years ago the first shisha was introduced to India. All those techniques led to the invention of current vapes as we know them today.
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