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We evaluate the best e-cigarette review sites and their preferred top 10 electronic cigarettes then compare their best e-cig results and summarise our findings. This is not based on our subjective views nor is it biased through fees that are paid to e-cigarette review sites by e-cigarette companies. To find out how we calculate our findings, please click below.

This way, we can review up to 60 of the best electronic cigarettes, analyse the information to give the top 5 e-cigarettes 2016 you can buy in the UK - all on one page.


By Tracey Jackson, Best E-Cigarette UK

History of The Electronic Cigarette

The first electronic cigarette, or e-cig  can be traced back to an idea by Herbert A. Gilbert who filed a patent (number  3200819)  in the USA in August 1963 (granted in August 1965) for a device described as “a smokeless non-tobacco cigarette” that involved “replacing burning tobacco and paper with heated, moist, flavoured air (although this is in turn based on a patent that was filed in in 1901). This device heated the nicotine solution and produced steam

Having said that, it is now generally thought that Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist, is the inventor of the first generation true electronic cigarette. In 2000 his idea was to use an ultrasound emitting device to vaporise a pressurised jet of nicotine liquid diluted in a propylene glycerol solution. This produces a smoke like vapour that can be inhaled and gives a device for nicotine to be delivered into your bloodstream via the lungs. His inventions are the basis of the present day e-cigarettes reviewed. Golden Dragon Holdings first introduced them into the Chinese market in May 2004 as an aid to quit smoking and smoking replacement.

E-Cigarettes in modern day.

In 2008 Dr. Yunqiang Xiu invented the second-generation electronic cigarette, or modern electronic cigarette. It received international patents in 2009 & UK patent in 2011. The modern electronic cigarette reviewed featured the “tankomizer” – a sealed tank system and sealed atomiser.

Early e-cigs were very inefficient, batteries charge lasted only an hour or two at most. The actual life of the batteries were also heavily criticized – some even now-a-days only lasting a few weeks before requiring replacement. Vapour production could hardly be described as a “mist”. This led to much larger batteries being produced eg. ego type e-cigs – they held their charge but are a little awkward and also suffered e-liquid leakage. The user has to handle e-liquid containing nicotine in order to refill the e-cig. More recently some e-cigarette companies have embraced technology ensuring a quality cigarette sized battery that lasts and produces significant vapour. See here for more information and images.

 

 

Updated by Tracey Jackson, Best E-cig reviews UK