The word “vaping” today is already quite firmly entered into the everyday life of the majority of the inhabitants of the planet. For some, it evokes negative emotions, for others, neutral feelings. Well, someone considers vaping and everything connected with it to be a part of their life. So what is vaping? Where are the roots of this phenomenon and what are the prospects for its development?
The very words “vaping” and “vaping” appeared very recently. The concepts are based on the English word “vapor” and related Vapour Store, which in means nothing more than “vapor”. This is the meaning found in the early names of atomizers, which were called “vaporizers”.
The origins of the concept itself are discovered much earlier – in 1927. It was then that the American scientist Joseph Robinson patented a device that in fact represented the first electronic evaporator (the patent itself was received by him in 1930). The task of this unit, at that time, was to be the delivery of medicines in the form of steam to the bronchi of patients suffering from diseases of this part of the body. Steam was obtained by evaporation of a special liquid. With this invention, Robinson wanted to replace existing devices that use smoke for therapy, herbs burned in them. But the imperfection of technology at that time and the lack of confidence in the invention, both of the medical community and of the common man, did not allow the idea to develop.
The thoughts inherent in Robinson’s invention 33 years later are used by another American – Herbert Gilbert. In 1963, he proposed an alternative way to smoke. The effect in his device was achieved by passing air through a special filter moistened with tobacco flavor. The heating element was responsible for raising the temperature of the air itself passing through the filter element. In 1965, Gilbert received a patent for his invention, as evidenced by a note about him in the scientific journal Popular Mechanics, where the American’s device is called “a new smokeless cigarette without tobacco”. The dominance of advertising for analogue tobacco products in these years and the reluctance of companies to get involved with untested inventions in business did not allow Gilbert’s “electronic cigarette” to enter the market. And for another 30 years, the world practically forgets about this form of alternative smoking until the modern rise of Vape Joy.
In 1998, Phillip Morris, a flaky tobacco company, tried to use Genbert Gilbert’s work by creating a “vaporizer.” This device used an analog cigarette as a consumable, which was heated in it, but not burned, which was emphasized by the engineers of the tobacco manufacturer. The device did not take root, since people did not see any fundamental difference from ordinary smoking. Having lost a lot of money on unsuccessful development, Phillip Morris did not develop the idea further.