7 Interesting Vaping Facts

While you may think you know it all, there’s always more interesting vaping facts out there to discover. You might be surprised at some of these! If so, let us know in the comments below.

Some folks vape to curb appetite.

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All the goodness, without all the calories.

While a significant portion of our customers are using vaping to stop smoking cigarettes, you’d be surprised by the amount that are also using it as a way to eat less. Why spend the money on a $5 on one cinnamon roll when you can spend that on a 15ml bottle of Sticky Bun E-Juice and vape it for days? Satisfy your discerning palette without changing pants size!

“Vape” was the 2014 word of the year.

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It’s kind of a big deal.

In November of 2014, Oxford Dictionaries announced that “vape” would be its international Word of the Year. Editor Judy Pearsall explained the decision by saying “As vaping has gone mainstream, with celebrities from Lindsay Lohan to Barry Manilow giving it a go, and with growing public debate on the public dangers and the need for regulation , so the language usage of the word ‘vape’ and related terms in 2014 has shown a marked increase.”

Vape is NOT yet included in the Oxford English Dictionary, but is currently being considered for further inclusion.

Many people reduce nicotine content, then stop vaping altogether (and that’s great!)

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Nothing feels better than freedom.

Smokers that take up vaping often start at high levels of nicotine (think 24mg). Interestingly though, while some do maintain that level of intake, many begin to reduce their nicotine levels as they become more experienced vapers.

While this may be due to them increasing the power of their mods (vaping at 30 watts burns more nicotine than vaping at 10 watts), a lot of people simply want to get off nicotine. With adjustable nicotine levels (we offer six ranging from 0 to 24), vapers can work their way down at their own pace.

Vaping is new, but there is already a lot of research about it.

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And there is more constantly being done.

Many claim that vaping is a Wild West industry and that not much is known about the product. Actually, there is actually a ton of scientific research out there about vaping. If you’re interested in learning about it, the good people at Vape-O-Rama have created a comprehensive guide to over 125 separate studies.

Obviously, the long-term effects of vaping are still unknown because the industry is less than a decade old. This is why we only sell products to of-age adults that understand the risks of using personal vaporizers. But the idea that there is NO research out there is blatantly false.

Vaping is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

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What dreams may come?

What started out as a novel way to consume nicotine without the combustion of tobacco has turned into a huge boon for the economy. Wells Fargo has estimated that the vaping sales will reach $10 billion by 2017, up from $1.7 billion in 2013 and only $39 million in 2012. This sort of exponential growth has economists salivating!

Vaping was Invented in China.

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The inventor is still active in the modern vaping scene as well.

In 2003, Chinese inventor Hon Lik was trying to figure out a way to consume nicotine without the need for combustion. The breakthrough came when he hit on the idea of using a piezoelectric ultrasound element to vaporise a nicotine solution. While that is no longer the way we vape today (battery powered heating elements do the job now), it is the humble beginning that started us on the path to 500 watt box mods. 

Today, Lik works for international vaping company Fontem Ventures and he believes that he can help solve the “global social problem” of cigarette addiction. He says his “real passion, like many other inventors, is to leave some trace behind.”

Open System Vaping has Surpassed Cigalikes In Market Share.

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Who wants Big Tobacco to tell them how to vape anyways?

As we’ve covered before, open system vaping is a different beast altogether from the cheap cigalike systems (think Blu) that people buy in gas stations.  Where open system vaping allows you to pick your own hardware and liquid combination, cigalikes give you a limited number of pre-paired combinations.

While cigalikes were the first introduction to vaping for many people, it looks like they are beginning to fade into obscurity. Last year, open system vaping sales overtook cigalike sales for the first time since analysts began tracking the data.

For consumers, this means the vaping industry today is more diverse and independent from Big Tobacco than ever before.

Something to think about:

Do you have any interesting vaping facts of your own to share?

Kenny Spotz

Kenny joined the Mt. Baker Vapor crew in November of 2014 because he was excited by the idea of working in such a cutting-edge industry. Beyond MBV, he's an avid musician, writer, and hiker.

  • Richard says:


    Earliest ecig pattent i have found was in the 60s

    Just a link to the patent notice the article said it origionated in 03

  • Vapeorama says:

    Thank you Kenny for spreading the word on Vapeorama’s List of Ecigs’ studies and Vaping research! I’m doing my best to keep it updated as a payback to the vaping community for all the amazing info and support I’ve been given those three and a half years of my vaping journey. Knowledge is power and I hope this list is an empowering tool for every vaper to use.
    Keep up the great work!

  • Haley says:

    Just thought I’d let you know, someone stole your article and twisted some of the words to make it their own. I checked the dates, and it turns out, you guys posted yours first. They’re about a year apart.

    • Josh Hanna says:

      Thank you for this! I passed this along to management. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery 😀 and they had to use our stuff to make it so I don’t know if I wanna be upset or proud that we have great blogs lol

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