Who Created Vaping?


Vaping, the most modern way to smoke. The cleaner, fresher, more friendly way to smoke. The digital, innovative, smoke-free way to enjoy nicotine and the feeling of smoking with no actual smoke or tobacco. Yes, you know what vaping is. However did you know its origins can be traced back to 1963?

In 1963, Herbert A. Gilbert patented an electronic cigarette device that was intended to replace traditional cigarettes. It would remove the burning aspect of a normal cigarette, and involved using flavored vapor in lieu of smoke for the hit, however despite receiving the patent in 1965 for his invention, it was decades ahead of its time. Cigarette smoking was still quite popular and considered a fashionable pastime, and despite having created prototypes, the invention was shelved because there was little interest and no commercialization of the product. Years later in 2013, Gilbert commented on the industry, stating that the modern e-cigarette was following the original design he created back in 1963.

Fast forward 4 decades, and Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist, loses his father to lung cancer after years of heavy smoking. Himself a smoker, Lik quit smoking seeing the death as a warning sign. Also a professional inventor, Lik conceptualized and developed the modern electronic cigarette, and he is credited with today’s version, for which he patented in 2003. By 2004, the first modern e-cigarette was introduced to the Chinese market, and they were instantly a hit. By 2007, electronic cigarettes were entering the US and European markets, and the demand was growing.

So in essence, vaping as we know it, was created by two individuals, at two very different periods of time, in two opposite sides of the world. Similar ideas, similar concepts, similar purposes, decades apart.

However, vaping itself is a very tech-centered industry. The industry is over a decade old, however the innovations are happening on a daily basis. The earliest vapers really helped propel the industry to where it is now. It is because of their innovations, testing, trial and error, critical thinking, and ingenious experimentation that so many of the advancements have occurred as quickly as they have; innovation in action.

Few industries exist to where the forward movement of the entire entity can be attributed to the workings of their people. In the case of vaping, it is everyday vapers who have done this! It is really remarkable, when you think of it. For a $2+ billion industry, driven ahead by innovative companies and users, and to achieve these kinds of developments in so short a period of time is utterly astounding. So massive is vaping, that some countries such as the UK, have adopted the method as a serious alternative to cigarettes at a nationwide, governmental, public health level. One decade in, and this invention is disrupting an industry that has existed in America since colonizers first landed here. Think about that!

Vaping was developed to offer an alternative to smoking, which carries with it the baggage of being tremendously dangerous to the health. Whether credit goes to Herbert A. Gilbert who originally came up with the idea and patented it in the early 1960’s, or the modern day inventor who designed the e-cigarette as we know it, we cannot be more grateful for the innovation and technology behind these amazing products. Vaping is ever-changing because it is an industry built on change, and we here at South Beach Smoke are immensely proud and stoked to be a part of it!

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Deal of the Week: Aspiring Awesomeness with the Aspire Plato All-in-One Vaporizer Kit

South Beach Smoke - Aspire Plato All in One Kit

South Beach Smoke - Aspire Plato All in One Kit

Who doesn’t love a great deal? Well, with South Beach Smoke, we are totally into giving you some sweet savings, and our Deal of the Week gets you something new and awesome every week. That’s right; it’s always different, so you can grab up these goods weekly.

This week, the deal is the Aspire Plato All-in-One Vaporizer Kit, which is currently 10% off, for this week only! Talk about savings and exploring all the amazing options! If you’re into vaping and are aiming to try something new, don’t let this deal slip past you.

The Aspire Plato can be described as one vaporizer to rule them all; one vaporizer that does it all. As an all-in-one, like the name implies, it’s an all-in-one unit that is comprised of the battery and tank. As an all-in-one, you may expect a difficult time dealing with liquid refills, however, this device was designed differently. It was crafted to include a super simple refill system via the side filling port. The tank is also noteworthy, boasting an incredibly large size at 5.6ml! Powered by just a single 18650 battery, you can expect a lightweight device that powers up for a long time through your vaping.

The Aspire Plato All-in-One kit offers everything you need for phenomenal vaping. It provides you with the necessities, plus some extras necessary to get down ‘n dirty with an amazing vaping experience. It promises total convenience, and mad performance. If you want one great kit for vaping, let this be it! The kit includes one Aspire Plato vaporizer, one BVC atomizer with a pre-installed 1.8 ohm coil, one sub ohm atomizer cartridge with a 0.4 ohm Kanthal Clapton coil, one stainless steel drip tip, one Delrin drip tip, one Aspire 2500 mAh 20A 18650 battery, one micro USB cable, and one key. Furthermore, the Aspire Plato is available in your choice of 6 gorgeous colors: Black, Dark Blue, Grey, Pink, Rose Gold, and White.

The wattage range on this device runs from 1 – 50W, with a temperature range from 200° – 600°. Adjustable airflow enables the option to control the flow of air into the device to ensure you get the optimal hit. You have the option to use a variety of different coils, and have the added benefit of two juice ports. Sounds good, doesn’t it? The options for high-performance are many, and the actual workings on the Aspire Plato are beautifully simple. Consider this the best of all worlds where vaping is considered; simplicity and precision result in a very fun mod!

South Beach Smoke is so excited to be offering a new Deal of the Week every week because giving you added savings on the good stuff makes for a mutually beneficial scenario for all parties involved. Our current deal is no different! Normally priced at $54.95, for this week only, you can save 10% on the fabulous Aspire Plato All-in-One Vaporizer Kit and we suggest you jump on it! This kind of deal on a device this advanced is definitely something to score. We hope these savings make your week go by a little brighter, so take advantage, save some cash, and get your hands on this amazing starter kit that hooks you up with pure vaping awesomeness!

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Introducing South Beach Smoke Deals of the Week!

We’ve got some new excitement in store for you all! We know how much you love to save some cash when it comes to scoring your vape gear, so we decided to make shopping with us that much more fun. Every week, from here on out, we will be offering a new “deal” that will give you some amazing, added savings on something new every week.

So, to kick things off, this week we’ve got some fab savings on an amazingly versatile mod, the Innokin Coolfire IV ISub 40W Kit. This awesome device, normally priced at $39.95 is currently going for $35.95, for this week only! It’s a total steal so we suggest getting your hands on it, with these savings, ASAP!

The Innokin Coolfire IV ISub 40W is such an exceptional device. It offers a wide array of options, enables users to have a fully sub ohm experience. It features stainless steel construction, a wide bore drip tip, 12X3 mm adjustable airflow slots, and wattage output up to 40W. It is the ultimate beginner vape device, that lacks nothing in the way of power, performance, and ease of use. The user has the option of different low and high resistance atomizers, which can be an amazing way to explore the world of vaping.

The kit includes:

  • 1- Innokin Cool Fire IV 40W Box Mod
  • 1- 4ml Innokin iSub Sub Ohm Tank
  • 1- USB Charging Cable
  • 1- eGo Adapter

*Packaged in an authentic box, with a scratch-off code for additional assurance that you’re getting an authentic device.

So, this deal of the week is one hell of a deal, and whether you’re a beginner, or just aiming for a very easy to use, powerful, and fun device, the Innokin Coolfire IV ISub 40W Kit is the way to go! For this week only, it’s available at an incredible price, so we invite you to take advantage of this amazing Deal of the Week! Vape on, friends!

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Happy Mardi Gras from South Beach Smoke!

Today is Mardi Gras, or Carnival/ Carnaval depending on the part of the world you’re in, and it means one thing: PARTYING! Costumes, King Cake, masquerades, parades, floats, and getting one’s sins out as vibrantly as possible are all in the game of this hedonistic holiday, and throughout the world, people are taking full advantage of the celebration as fully as they can. While we aren’t located in one of the holiday’s more fabulous locales like New Orleans or Rio de Janeiro to be living it up with the throngs of party-goers, we are still celebrating with our own type of revelry: a sitewide sale!

While we’re sure the parties are amazing, along with the dancing, music, drinking, and everything else going down, our sale is equally so! So until tonight at 11:59 EST, you’ve got the chance to score 15% off sitewide along with FREE SHIPPING! How does that sound? Worth celebrating, for sure!

Perhaps you want to score some great new vaporizers; we recently added an enormous selection to our site, and we’re sure you could benefit from these highly innovative devices! We also have one of the largest collections of e-liquids anywhere, so if you’re looking for new flavors to experience, look no further! And how about vape pens? Feeling the need to try something new, maybe upgrade your vaping to a more advanced level? Well, again, we’ve got everything you need to keep your vape life exciting.

So whether you’re enjoying the celebrations in New Orleans or elsewhere, we suggest you take a few minutes out of the fun to score some of the excitement South Beach Smoke has going down on our site. 15% off sitewide is certainly something to get wild over, and remember, when the clock strikes 12 (midnight), it’s over! Enjoy the free shipping while it lasts as well! Happy Mardi Gras from everyone at South Beach Smoke!

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Need a Little Change in Your Life? Fresh New Vape Mods Are Here!

More than month into 2017, and the goodies just keep on coming? That’s right y’all! In case you haven’t heard, South Beach Smoke has just unleashed a slew of new mod vaporizers, in addition to a whole range of other amazingness, for your cloud-creating enjoyment. So our suggestion is to get on with the shopping, because our new lineup will leave you very happy. If you’ve needed a new vape, this is the one-stop shop!

What stands out about these new pocket-plumers, are their enhancements with regards to power, performance and of course battery life. These latest devices have been well thought out, providing ergonomic design and better ease of use, giving anyone who enjoys a good juice an even more enjoyable vape experience.

So, why use a high-tech mod vaporizer? Aligned with improved battery life is both performance and power. Truth be told, one ceases to exist without the other, especially when killing their power source. Instead, the coexistence of power, performance and battery life is and forever will be the ultimate goal, and this new lineup of vaporizers are indeed next level in achieving that trifecta. We aim to please, so do experience them for yourself!

An then, perhaps, the single most important kicker in the equation – affordability.

No one in their right mind would ever pay an arm and a leg for mediocre vaping devices, and we definitely don’t expect you to with us. That’s why South Beach Smoke offers all the latest, most advanced vaporizers on the market at prices even your grandparents could appreciate. And they are all offered as starter kits, meaning they come action-packed with all the accessories necessary to have yourself a damn good time.

Whether new to the vaping game or a seasoned fogger, vaporizers are a great go-to option. They offer a style that’s compact when on the move and for when you want to keep your carry-ons to a minimum. Not only do we have quite the selection of devices in all shapes and sizes, but a number of big-time brands have joined in to make this class of 2017 the best yet!

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