The first documented reference to an electronic cigarette is a patent granted to Joseph Robinson in 1930 (filed in 1927).
2003: The first commercially successful electronic cigarette is created in Beijing, China by Hon Lik, a 52 year old pharmacist, inventor and smoker.
2006: Electronic cigarettes introduced to Europe.

Using an e-cigarette is known as "vaping" and the user is referred to as a "vaper".
Vaping is an alternative to smoking.
It is an act of inhaling and exhaling aerosol(commonly called vapor) produced by an electronic cigarette.
Vaping works by heating a substance called e-liquid using a battery and a coil, which in turn produces an inhalable vapor.

An electronic cigarette, also known as e-cigarette or electronic nicotine delivery devices (ENDD) is a battery powered device that uses patented technology to produce vapor out of e-liquid that is then inhaled by the vaper.

The liquid that is heated to make vapor in e-cigarette device, It commonly contains 4 ingredients. It is also known as e-juice or vape juice.

  • VG is a safe food additive used in most foods and also naturally exists in most of the organic food. It is sweet in taste and helps to produce more vapor. VG is derived by extraction from plants as raw material.

  • PG, similar component to VG, it's used as a safe food additive and while less sweet, it makes more balanced taste.

  • PG can be derived from VG, but normally as most of the organic chemicals, it's derived initially from fossil fuel (oil/gas). PG/VG ratio varies depending on the device. It can be 70/30, 50/50 or 30/70 etc.

  • Flavoring: Food grade flavors

  • Nicotine comes as an extract from tobacco leaves. The level of purity differs and influences vaping experience. E-liquid nicotine level varies from 0 - 20mg/ml in Europe (can be 60 mg/ml out of Europe).

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