E-Cigarette / Electronic Cigarette - First / Original / Basic / Foundation / Original Patent - Hon Lik - Ruyan

Whilst the market is filled with many e-cigarettes and many patent wars are hot in the area, it makes sense to see how the electronic cigarette originated.

Hon Lik, patented his design of a e-cigarette, the first rendition of vapor alternative to smoke, to kick his own smoking habit, after his father's death by lung cancer.

A US family member of the patent can be accessed here.


Apart from conventional e-cigs, many different renditions are coming up, such as vitamin and supplement delivering e-cigs and caffeine delivering e-cigs.

Looking at the future, we shouldn't forget this man, Hon Lik.