Overview of Electronic Cigarettes or e Cigarettes
Herbert A. Gilbert, who in 1963 patented a device described as “a smokeless non-tobacco cigarette” that involved “replacing burning tobacco and paper with heated, moist, flavored air”, could called the father of primitive concept of an electronic cigarette. Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist, is widely credited with the invention of the first generation electronic cigarette. The device was first introduced to the Chinese domestic market in May 2004 as an aid for smoking cessation and replacement. contemporary electronic cigarette, was invented and introduced to market in 2008 by Dr. Yunqiang Xiu before receiving its international patents in 2009 & UK patent in 2011.