Last updated on June 25th, 2021
All You Need is Love and Chocolate E-Cigarettes
It’s February, the month of love and E-Cigarette News is celebrating two monumental events – The 50th Anniversary of the Beatles in America and the Invention of the Electronic Cigarette!
I’m happy to report that E-Cigarette News has become privy to some strictly unconfirmed information we feel compelled to share as part of our Valentine’s Day celebration.
You may know that on February 9th, 1964, the Beatles started a new era in the history of music when they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.
The Fab Four sang about love to an audience of over 73 million people and we all loved them for it. People didn’t care that they had long hair, or that they were heavy smokers, or that they were cheeky English boys.
Meanwhile in a Beaver Falls Pennsylvania laboratory….
….a war veteran from Pennsylvania, Herbert A. Gilbert was hard at work trying to promote his recent invention – the first electronic cigarette.
This revolutionary device contained the same basic components as the modern day e-cigarette, (now attributed to Hon Lik from China). The original prototype invented by Herb Gilbert included heated water vapor and flavoring.
According to master e-cigarette blogger James Dunworth’s interview with Herb, Gilbert showed his remarkable invention to chemical, pharmaceutical and tobacco companies, but he was way ahead of his time and they were too interested in protecting their own interests.
The patent advertisement explained that the electronic cigarette “uses no tobacco and uses no smoke”. What’s more, it could “simulate the flavor of anything from root beer to rum”..even chocolate.
As for the electronic cigarette, 50 years later it has made it's mark, and like the music of the Beatles, it’s definitely here to stay.