Electronic cigars may be relatively new to the scene, but the history and legacy which they are building on is one that is long and renowned.
The history of cigars started way back when the New World was first being discovered by Europeans. Natives on the islands in the Caribbean were the first to smoke primitive cigars made of dried tobacco and palm leaves that had been rolled together, and soon the sailors who had visited the islands adopted the practice themselves, eventually taking it back with them to Europe.
By the 19th century, cigar smoking was all the rage, while cigarettes had yet to really see any widespread popularity. This was especially true in the United States. Even into the 1900s, almost all cigars were made by hand in small shops that were scattered across the country.
While many companies eventually began to machine roll their cigars, the highest quality cigars are still rolled by hand even to this day.
Throughout their history, cigars have always been seen to have a little more intrigue, sophistication, and class than cigarettes. By and large, most cigarettes are priced about the same and taste about the same. The difference in quality and price between cigars, though, is much more pronounced, leading high-quality cigars to be seen as a symbol of wealth and prestige.
Today, E-cigars continue this history of class and distinction by adopting the same look and flavor of traditional cigars. In the same way that a cigar is much more intriguing than a cigarette, E-cigars today are certainly more eye-catching and intriguing than their E-cig counterparts.
The history of cigars doesn’t end with the invention of E-cigars, though. Instead, they are both now two threads in the same story – one that has been going on since the 1400s and one that will likely continue changing and evolving for many years to come.