Vaporizers have come a long way since their introduction in the 15th century. The first real vaporizer was invented by Irfan Sheikh of the Moguls. Today, we know them as hookahs. Later, the water pipe was invented. The first portable vaporizer was invented by Joseph Robinson in 1927. However, it is Herbert A. Gilbert who provided the design for the modern day e-cigarette in 1960.
While hookahs have been used for hashish for centuries, the vaporizer industry has turned to cannabis thanks to the relaxation of marijuana laws and an increase of awareness in the benefits of vaping. They are proving that vape pens, mods, and desktop models are for more than just a hit of nicotine.
Why is there so much popularity for vaporizers in cannabis culture these days? Aren’t the traditional methods of smoking it like joints, bongs, and bowls enough?
We have years of study on the effects of tobacco smoke to thank for some users. Some of the damage that comes from smoking tobacco isn’t from the tobacco itself but from the fact that it is burned. Health-conscious cannabis users might choose to stay away from smoking it and instead turn to edibles or oils, but these aren’t as convenient as smoking. Vaping fills the gap. In fact, vaping is said to remove 95% of the smoke that is inhaled.
Vaping also has another major advantage over smoking cannabis. If you’ve ever been around pot smoke you know that it has a distinctive smell. Even if you’re in a place where recreational cannabis is legal, you might not want to have the smell clinging to you like tobacco smoke does, and you may want to draw little attention to your enjoyment if you’re smoking in public. Vape pens and portable vaporizers can dramatically reduce the smell of cannabis products, especially if you are using cannabis oil or wax products.