More than 90 years ago in New York, the idea of vaping initially emerged, but it wasn’t until much later that it truly took off. However, Hon Lik and Golden Dragon Holdings, who subsequently changed its name to Ruyan, his employer, were responsible for developing the first electronic cigarette. Later, in 2004, the business commercially introduced the first e-cigarette in China and started selling it in the US and European markets in 2006 and 2007.
After his father died of lung cancer, Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik transformed his smoking habit into an innovation. First, he tried out a variety of vaporization techniques in search of a liquid that would most closely resemble the experience of inhaling tobacco smoke. He eventually found propylene glycol. His selection is still one of the major components of e-liquids today when combined with vegetable glycerine. The development of technology was one thing Lik had on his side. He had access to contemporary lithium batteries, unlike his forebears, which would enable his electronic cigarettes to operate for hours at a time.
He atomized the liquid nicotine solution by placing a tiny lithium battery inside a tube, which helped create the modern e-cigarette. Since Lik’s initial invention, vaping technology has advanced dramatically, and modern devices are available in a variety of designs, sizes, and capacities. However, the fundamental idea behind vaporizing a liquid solution using an electric heating element is still the same.