Vapes seem like a modern-era trend that has only just become mainstream. What you may not know, however, is that the idea of vaping isn’t new and that our modern technology has been in the works for nearly 100 years. Here are three cool facts you may not have known about vapes:
- Vaping Goes Back to Ancient Times. Ancient Egyptians would use hot stones and oils to vape herbal remedies. Vapes were also introduced in India thousands of years ago, creating the impetus for the spread of vaping around the world.
- The E-Cigarette Was Created in the 1960s. While Joseph Robinson is credited with having the idea for an electronic cigarette as early as the 1920s, Herbert Gilberts it known for manufacturing the first smokeless, non-tobacco cigarette in the 1960s.
- Modern E-Cigs Were Created by a Pharmacist. Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik was inspired to create the modern-day e-cigarette after seeing his father die from lung cancer. Introduced originally in Europe, vaping has now become a global phenomenon.
You can read more about the history of vaping here. You’ll also find some great conversation about how vaping has helped countless people quit smoking cigarettes for good when you stop in with us at The Vape Shop. Everybody has their story about how they quit smoking cigarettes, but knowing that there is a team here to help you get started on the right foot with vapes will give you confidence you’re on track to success. Come by and see us today!