History of Electronic Cigarettes

Jan 07

Electronic Cigarettes HistoryFrom its early origins in China in 2003, electronic cigarettes have come a long way. In the past decade, they have gained immense popularity all over the world. Known to provide the same feeling and experience, e cigarettes are considered a safer and healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. With more and more people becoming more aware of harmful side effects of traditional cigarettes, e cigs continue to rise in popularity. Let’s take a look at a brief history of electronic cigarettes and how they have become the preferred choice of people all over the world.

  • The electronic cigarette was first invented in China in 2003. The product was introduced in the market and was made commercially available in 2004.
  • Electronic cigarettes were introduced in the US and Europe in the year 2006. Many brands were launched and the sales started in retail stores, tobacco shops and online stores.
  • The first major study to determine the health effects of electronic cigarettes was conducted in 2008 in the New Zealand. The study concluded that carcinogens and toxicants in e cigarettes were present below harmful levels. The study established the fact that e cigs are a safer alternative to tobacco-based traditional cigarettes.  However, the same year marketers were asked to remove all labels from electronic cigarette packs that suggested e cigs were safe.
  • The voices to ban the promotion of electronic cigarette gained momentum in the year 2009. However, in another study performed by an independent consulting firm, it was found that electronic cigarettes were not dangerous to users’ health.
  • In the year 2010, the American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) extended its support to the sale of e cigarettes to adults. In a study conducted by Boston University it was found that e cigs are a safer and healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes.
  • In the year 2011 and 12, the sale of electronic cigarettes continued to rise all over the world. With many famous celebrities endorsing the products, e cigs have gained tremendous popularity in all parts of the world. They are available in a variety of flavors and can also be purchased online.

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