You may assume that vapes, e-cigarettes, or whatever you prefer to call them, are a relatively new and mysterious way of smoking. However, the truth is that vapes have been around since 1963, when a total G by the name of Herbert A. Gilbert filed the first patent. According to Gilbert, it was obvious that inhaling anything burnt was gross. He went on to claim that anyone with “logic” could create a smoking alternative that was both functional and better for your health. Unfortunately, the world just wasn’t quite ready for the invention of the vape to take over, which is why many of us weren’t lucky enough to grow up with them in our households. The vape was far ahead of its time, a time when cigarettes were still widely accepted and used in society. Little did Gilbert know that the vape would finally have its time to shine just a few decades later.
Finally, along came a man named Hon Lik, a medical researcher from China with a smoking addiction that he just couldn’t kick. Lik claims that his brilliant idea to create the e-cig came to him in a dream one night. As the story goes, he forgot to take his nicotine patch off before he went to sleep and it caused him to have one of the most mind-bending dreams of his life. In Lik’s dream, he was drowning in the ocean until suddenly the water that he was choking on turned into mist that he could easily inhale. A light bulb went off in his head and as soon as Lik woke up, he became dedicated to turning his bizarre dream into reality.
It took years of groundbreaking research and trial & error before Lik came up with a final product that he was happy with, but in 2006 that dream of his came true. The original vape was very basic and got the job done, but as the subculture grew, so did the demands for a more fun and higher performing vaping experience. Lik’s invention lit the way for more advanced creations, such as the Ooze Duplex Dual Extract Vaporizer, which is perfect for a more experienced vaper who’s looking for something a little more unique. Humble beginnings transformed into a colorful widespread culture throughout the world that now includes many different options of batteries, mods, features, and accessories. If Herbert A. Gilbert were still here, he would be proud.
The vape has taken the place of cigarettes and has the ability to cater to the needs of people who are more advanced and have higher expectations. Since they are so versatile, there will always be something out there that’s perfect for your specific needs. While vapes may have only become available to the public consumers under a decade ago, they have grown into a huge industry that continues to change and revolutionize the way we get high. Those who take part in vaping community are innovative forward thinkers who are truly passionate about what they do. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next.