E-Cigarettes – Why change from analogue to digital

I started smoking when I was 13, I tried to give up many times and failed. I tried tablets, patches and even hypnotherapy and nothing stopped me and believe it or not It took me till i was about 40 to realise why I couldn’t give it up. The simple fact that I enjoyed it.
I liked the feeling of inhaling smoke and blowing it back out.
So I stopped trying to give up and started looking at an alternative, that’s when I came across e-cig’s.

Brief history of e-cigarettes

Hon Lik registered a patent for the modern e-cigarette design in 2003.[165] The e-cigarette was first introduced to the Chinese domestic market in 2004.[27] Many versions made their way to the U.S., sold mostly over the Internet by small marketing firms.[27] E-cigarettes entered the European market and the US market in 2006 and 2007.[50] The company that Lik worked for, Golden Dragon Holdings, registered an international patent in November 2007.[166] The company changed its name to Ruyan (如烟, literally “Resembling smoking”) later the same month[167] and started exporting its products.[27] Many US and Chinese e-cig makers copied his designs illegally, so Lik has not received much financial reward for his invention (although some US manufacturers have compensated him through out of court settlements).[168] Ruyan later changed its company name to Dragonite International Limited.[167] Most e-cigarettes today use a battery-powered heating element rather than the earlier ultrasonic technology design.[111]

When e-cigarettes entered the international market, some users were dissatisfied with their performance,[169][170] and the e-cigarette continued to evolve from the first generation three-part device.[92] In 2007 British entrepreneurs Umer and Tariq Sheikh invented the cartomizer.[171] This is a mechanism that integrates the heating coil into the liquid chamber.[171] They launched this new device in the UK in 2008 under their Gamucci brand,[170] and the design is now widely adopted by most “cigalike” brands.[92] Other users tinkered with various parts to produce more satisfactory homemade devices, and the hobby of “modding” was born.[169] The first mod to replace the e-cigarette’s case to accommodate a longer-lasting battery, dubbed the “screwdriver”, was developed by Ted and Matt Rogers[169] in 2008.[95] Other enthusiasts built their own mods to improve functionality or aesthetics.[169] When pictures of mods appeared at online vaping forums many people wanted them, so some mod makers produced more for sale.[169

source – Wikipedia