Do you vape? Here are some interesting facts I just read on Vaping Daily
A Timeline of Vaping History
Here’s a quick overview of the most important developments over the years:
440 BC – Ancient Vaping
Herodotus, a Greek historian, was the first to mention a form of vaping when describing a tradition of the Scythians, a Eurasian people who would throw cannabis, aka marijuana, onto red hot stones and then inhale and bathe in the resulting vapor.
1542 AD – Irfan Sheikh Invents Hookah
Though not directly related to vaping, the hookah is considered a key step towards the creation of the modern vaporizer.
1960 – Herbert A. Gilbert Patents the First Vaporizer
Gilbert, a Korean war veteran, introduced the basic anatomy of the vaporizer, which is still more or less the same as today.
The 1980s and 90s – Eagle Bill’s Shake & Vape Pipe
Frank William Wood, commonly known as “Eagle Bill Amato” was a Cherokee marijuana medicine man. He introduced the first portable vaporizer called Eagle Bill’s Shake & Vape Pipe and is known for popularizing vaping culture, especially the vaping of marijuana.
2003 – Hon Lik Invents Modern E-Cig
Hon Lik, now known as the father of modern vaping, is a Chinese pharmacist who invented the modern e-cigarette.
The late 2000s – E-cigarettes move into the spotlight
Within a year of their invention, e-cigarettes began to be sold commercially. Their popularity grew in the late 2000s, and continues to rise today. In the UK alone, the number of vapers has increased from 700,000 in 2012 to 2.6 million in 2015.
Anyway, I’m one that is always trying to make my own version of things so I decided to make my own vaporizer. I had read an article on making one from a light bulb which is quite simple. It basically requires drilling out the socket of the bulb so you can put your choice of material inside. Then you have a cap to screw on with a tube sticking out for drawing the smoke or vapor out of the bulb. You heat the tobacco or whatever your choice of material is on the outside with a lighter. Yeah, well I never finished making it I instead decided to make a wooden pipe similar to an Native American peace pipe.
Actually the little bulb is the one I was using for my test run at making a vaporizer. After I painted it to look like flames coming from the pipe I stuck a small led light inside and a AAA battery in the pipe so it would light up. Another wasted day, LOL
If you are in the market for a vaporizer, vape, pipe, etc browse on over to Jen’s Reviews. She has written a very good article on How to Choose a Vape, According to Science – 15 Factors to Consider