E-cigarette became popular between 2004-2007 in Asia and other countries after a Chinese pharmacist, Hon Lik, created the first generation e-cigarette that used a piezoelectric element to vaporize the liquid containing nicotine diluted in a propylene glycol solution.
Hon Lik invented the e-cigarette in 2003 as a safer and cleaner way to inhale nicotine as a tobacco cessation resource, after his father passed away from lung cancer. Since then, e-cigarette sales have grown at an annual rate of 115 percent in the 2009-2012 period in the United States alone.
In 2015, Juul Labs (then part of Pax Labs) debuted its discreet USB-size vaporizer and quickly became the industry leader. The result was a spike in the e-cigarette use among young adults. This prompt the Food and Drug Administration in 2016 to extend its authority to regulate all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. In the Philippines, EO 26 was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte and implemented in 2017 to impose a nationwide ban on smoking in all public places in the Philippines.
The Department of Health (DOH) followed suit as it banned the use of vape or e-cigarettes in public places under Administrative Order 2019-0007 signed by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III in June 14, 2019. But even with such rules and regulations, many Filipinos still find it difficult to kick the habit. And despite reports of health hazards, it did not lessen the e-cigarette’s popularity. Let’s look inside the component parts of the e-cigarette. The e-cigarette is composed of three main components: a rechargeable lithium battery, vaporizing chamber and a cartridge that contains the liquid nicotine. The lithium battery is the most critical part of the e-cigarette and responsible for activating the device to charge the atomizer inside the cartridge. A brand like VEDFUN is powered by a 280 mAh battery pack which can be charged via USB Type-C port.
The vaporizing chamber, also known as the atomizer, is responsible for vaporizing the nicotine liquid within the cartridge. VEDFUN is crafted from PCTG aluminum and has a capacity of 1.5ml. Attached to one end of the battery is a LED indicator light; the indicator light becomes active when the user inhales. The e-cigarette then triggers the display of the red light; once the smoker stops inhaling or if the battery charge is low, the indicator light will switch off. To activate an e-cigarette, the user will either press an activation button or merely inhale against the device causing an air flow to signal the inbuilt sensor within the lithium battery to activate the vaporizing chamber.
VEDFUN has a 5th generation micro-ceramic core that greatly minimizes leakage and ensures that the user will be able to enjoy the flavor of its pod as its meant to be. The vaporizing chamber converts the liquid nicotine in the cartridge into a vapor, which is then inhaled by the user. Upon exhalation and coming into contact with the moisture in the outside air, the vapor condenses resulting in a thick visible fog. Coming from Shenzhen, China, VEDFUN products are designed, developed, and manufactured by Shenzhen VEDFUN Technology Co., LTD., adhering to the corporate values of integrity, innovation, and sharing. VEDFUN’s founding team is comprised of experienced professionals in e-cigarette product development as well as elite talents in the fast-paced digital industry. Together, they were successful in creating the lightest and first-ever press-free vape pod in the world. Earlier this year, VEDFUN technology obtained angel investment from Chinese tech giant LEAGOO and it was quickly followed by funding from several other investment companies.