Ecig development, past, present and future. What has been done and what is it going to look like in the years to come...
While the vaping industry moves on with growing sophistication both in design and performance, let's try not to forget one thing: we used to be smokers.
Although we don't see it yet, e-cigarette becoming mainstream is inevitable. Considering all its beneficial effects, this should have happened a couple of years ago.
Heck, there is an invention very similar to e-cigs as we know them today which dates back to 1963. Herbert A. Gilbert invented electronic cigarette back then. But nobody was interested. Of course, Big Pharma, Big Tax and Big Tobacco were not anxious to lose their moolah to this new thing.
In this article I tried to figure out what it would be like if it had been given funds and attention then. Would we have had to wait for forty long years to see the vapor cigarette? I sincerely doubt so.
Unlike practically all hobbyists out there, I am not so thrilled by advanced personal vaporizers - the third generation of electronic cigarettes with variable voltage, wattage and all the bells and whistles there are and there will be. But then again, I am not an e-cigarette hobbyist. I don't see the whole thing as a hobby and never will.
To me, electronic cigarette is a means to carry people from point A (smoking) to point B (non-smoking). It has to be good enough to do it. That's it as far as I am concerned. And I consider it very significant. Therefore I am primarily interested in the part of ecig development that enables smokers to make the switch to electronic cigarettes.
Anything else that caters to someone's overindulgence doesn't really interest me much. Plus there are concerns that I have, related to the increased consumption of e-liquid, which I discuss in my three part rant about advanced personal vaporizers.
Future ecig development... what will it look like? I love using analogies, especially when discussing things that are yet to happen. How else can we know anything in advance without comparing it with something we have already witnessed. Thus, I compare the development of cell phones with present and future development of electronic cigarettes.