Introduction To Electronic Cigarettes

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So you're here because you heard something about these electronic cigarettes and how they are supposed to help you quit smoking right? Or maybe you are just looking for accurate information that won't mislead you. Whatever the reason, you have come to the right place!

Electronic Cigarettes are an alternative delivery system to obtain nicotine, while avoiding 4000+ other chemicals in traditional cigarettes. A simple battery powered device, heats a small metal coil,your atomiser which in turn heats up a nicotine infused E-Liquid. When the E-Liquid is heated, it creates a relatively safe vapour that you can then inhale and exhale. This motion simulates the use of regular cigarettes.

Have a look around our Wiki for more information and if you are feeling really adventurous head over to our UK Vaping and E-Cigarette forum Planet Of The Vapes, where you will find a large gathering of like minded friendly people who can help you even further.


Electronic Cigarettes are not as new as you might think. The idea first was envisioned by Herbert Gilbert [1] in 1963 when he patented a "smokeless non-tobacco cigarette". In 1967 he was approached by several companies to begin commercialization of his product, however it did not occur.

In 2000, Hon Lik[2], a Chinese chemist, is internationally credited with the invention of the Electronic Cigarette that we are most familiar with. He devised the use of a piezoelectric ultrasound-emitting element to vaporise a pressurised jet of liquid containing nicotine diluted in a Propylene Glycol solution. This design produces a smoke-like vapour that can be inhaled and provides a vehicle for nicotine delivery into the bloodstream via the lungs. He also proposed using propylene glycol to dilute nicotine and placing it in a disposable plastic cartridge which serves as a liquid reservoir and mouthpiece. These inventions are the basis of the present-day electronic cigarettes. The device was first introduced to the Chinese domestic market in May 2004 as an aid for smoking cessation and replacement. The company that Hon Lik worked for, Golden Dragon Holdings, changed its name to Ruyan (如烟, literally "Resembling smoking"), and started exporting its products in 2005–2006 before receiving its first international patent in 2007[3].

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