Timeline of the Evolution of Electronic Cigarettes
The term ‘vaping’ became popular as people started considering alternatives to traditional cigarettes.
The popularity of e-cigarettes increased significantly, creating a thriving community of ‘vapers.’
The first Vape Fest event was held for vaping enthusiasts.
Studies began to emerge showing that e-cigarettes might be less harmful than traditional smoking.
E-cigarette sales in the US appeared to double, reaching an estimated $1.7 billion.
Oxford Dictionaries named ‘vape’ the word of the year.
Public Health England stated that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes.
The US FDA extended its regulatory authority to include e-cigarettes.
A report suggested e-cigarette users are likelier to quit smoking.
Juul, a popular e-cigarette brand, was scrutinized for its high nicotine content and popularity among teenagers.
Reports of lung injury associated with vaping began to rise sharply in the US, leading to widespread concern and calls for stricter regulation.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns were raised about the potential for vaping to exacerbate the risks associated with the virus.
Research continues into the long-term effects of vaping, both in terms of its potential as a smoking cessation tool and its overall safety profile.
As the global vaping market expands, there is an increased focus on regulatory and compliance measures to ensure product safety and prevent underage usage. Research on the health implications of vaping intensifies, leading to improved designs and safer products.
Predictions indicate a growing trend towards vaping as a smoking cessation tool. Simultaneously, technological advancements lead to the development of smarter, more user-friendly e-cigarettes like Elf Bar BC5000. However, the debate on the long-term health effects of vaping remains a hot topic among health professionals and researchers.