Hello everyone! Dawn here and today is going to be a great day. I am so glad you are here to share it with me. Let’s get started. Okay so who started all of us smoking e-cigs? I mean we hear about this multi-billion dollar booming business a lot, but really it’s rather new to the open market.
Although E-cigs were really invented originally back in 1963 by an American named Herbert A. Gilbert, and patented as a “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette”, it wasn’t until 2003 that a Chinese pharmacist named Hon Lik redesigned, reintroduced and re-patented the modern commercialized idea of an E-cig. When Lik lost his father to smoking related lung cancer he felt as a pharmacist there had to be a better way of delivering nicotine than the burning tobacco cigarette. Lik is credited with making the first successfully commercialized e-cigarette, but it is not surprising that it did not take hold back when Gilbert originally came up with the idea. Cigarette ads and marketing campaigns like these were still common place:
Lik is also a fighter for the cause, and is quoted as saying in 2013 that “I really hope that the large international pharmaceutical groups get into manufacturing electronic cigarettes and that authorities like the FDA in the United States will continue to impose stricter and stricter standards so that the product will be as safe as possible.” We agree with Mr. Lik.
For his part Gilbert wanted this product to benefit the world as well. Click here to find a link to the patent. It clearly states that “The present invention relates to a smokeless nontobacco cigarette and has for an object to provide a safe and harmless means for and method of smoking by replacing burning tobacco and paper with heated, moist, flavored air; or by inhaling warm medication into the lungs”
So now we know at least 2 people who started the use of e-cigarettes. One of which is a pharmacist that lost his father to lung cancer. It would be logical to think then that he (as an educated pharmacist) attempted to create the “safest” nicotine delivery system that he could. If you are interested in reading an interview with Mr.Gilbert about e-cigarettes Click Here. He has some interesting thoughts on why some government and health officials are blocking the use of e-cigs, much like they stopped it from taking hold back in the 1960’s.
If you are interested in learning more about Mr. Hon Lik, Click Here for a very informative article that was done on him.
So where does all that leave us now? Well according to a ton of sources the industry is looking darn good. Burning tobacco smokers are leaving the dirty habit of burning tobacco in their dust, thanks to the work of these two great guys! We at A Clean Cigarette are 50+ examples of that! For most of us, if not all of us, making the switch from burning tobacco to A Clean Cigarette brand e-cigarettes started us down a rabbit hole that has changed our lives for the better. If you would like more information on A Clean Cigarette brand electronic cigarettes check out our website at acleancigarette.com.
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