Vaping

Tobacco has been used for more than three thousand years in the Americas, smoked both recreationally and as a part of ceremonies such as peace treaties or trade agreements. After the first European settlers began to colonize the ‘New World’, tobacco became increasingly popular as a trade item worldwide. It was so popular that in the Jamestown colony it was used as currency as well as being sold as a cash crop, and many historians credit tobacco as being the export that single handedly kept Virginia financially profitable. During the middle of the nineteen hundreds, it became known that there were numerous diseases and conditions being caused by the use of tobacco. It is well known that tobacco is a major cause of a number of conditions such as lung cancer, and a number of other circulatory and respiratory illnesses. As a result of the public becoming increasingly aware of the numerous diseases they could get from smoking cigarettes, the popularity of tobacco products has been on a steady decline over the last several decades. However, because nicotine is such an incredibly addictive substance, the demand for nicotine containing products is still quite high. The most popular of these products developed as an alternative to tobacco usage are vaporizers.  The use of electronic cigarettes or vaporizers as they are more commonly known is called vaping. The first known version of an electronic cigarette was developed in the early nineteen sixties by Herbert A Gilbert, although there were other vaporizers patented …