Hello vapers. We all know about e-cigarettes but how many of us know the guy who invented them? Today we get the pleasure to meet him and hear why and how he came up with the first e-cigarette!

‘Quitting is suffering’: Hon Lik, inventor of the e-cigarette, on why he did it

Meet Hon Lik, who Twelve years ago, invented vaping — the idea of getting nicotine vapor from an electronic device rather than the traditional cigarette. Lik came up with the first e-cigarette in order to stop smoking, and that’s what it’s used for today. He says he was smoking two packs of cigarettes a day while working as a chemist at the Liaoning Provincial Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He badly wanted to quit smoking and tried cold turkey several times and failed. In 2001 he tried a nicotine patch but it gave him nightmares when he forgot to take it off at night, and it failed to replicate the initial rush of a cigarette. And that’s when he came up with the idea of an e-cigarette. When asked why he thought of the e-cigarette, his answer was simple:

To solve a social problem. Quitting is suffering.

Lik replied.

Read more on this phenomenal man on The Spectator

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E-Cigarettes are Becoming a ‘Lifestyle’ Accessory

E-cigarette sales in the US are expected to hit $3.5 billion and $7 billion worldwide in 2015. This is a clear indication of just how popular e-cigarettes have become despite numerous regulations. Specialists have also noted that vaping is considerably more affordable than traditional cigarettes and that’s why e-cigarettes have become attractive lifestyle accessories.

See more details on tech.co.