The History of Vaping is NOT What You Would Expect

How Old is Vaping?


Vaping is a modern trend, but even new vapes have their roots in ancient history. Ancient Egypt is known for its vaping techniques, like using hot stones to vape herbs. Countless years ago the first shisha was introduced to India. All those techniques led to the invention of current vapes as we know them today.

Who Invented the Contemporary E-cig?


The modern history of vaping has its origins in ancient times. The first who came up with the idea of an e-cigarette is Joseph Robinson in 1927. However, it was in 1963 when Herbert Gilbert and his “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette” made vaping popular. The Chinese firm Hon Lik made the first modern E-cig in the mid-2000s.

Vaping Definition, History and Facts


Among one of the most popular, socially tolerable and favorite drugs of people is nicotine. Therefore, people have tried different ways to consume it. They attempted to smoke it, to vape it, to chew it, or apply it on their skin. It shouldn’t surprise you to become aware of people who try to inject nicotine regardless of how deadly that can be. You can find nicotine in tobacco. And often they mix and consume tobacco with other substances like marijuana while drinking alcohol.

Many devices have been invented to satisfy people’s obsession with nicotine: hookahs, bongs, etc. However, we live in a tech society. That’s why recently, vaporizers have become a cool trend with their variety of tastes and forms.

Vaporizing has a long history. Herodotus describes, in Egypt (5th century B.C.) people were heating herbs and oils on hot stones to vape. The orator Cicero gave him the title “The Father of History”. Therefore, we might have to trust him about the ancient origins of vaping.

More than 1500 years ago, Irfan Shiekh invented the first shisha. This happened in another ancient part of the world in what is now Afghanistan. Later, his dynasty introduced in this manner of smoking in India.

If oriental smoking devices were cool years ago, now it’s everything about the e-fashion.