Electronic cigarettes first debuted on the market in 2007, and have essentially exploded in popularity since that time. The newness of commercially available e-cigarette devices gave way to a certain level of creativity and inventiveness among vaping enthusiasts, as many of the products that were being introduced at the time did not offer certain features that e-cigarette users were looking for. Much like the old axiom indicates, necessity became the mother of invention among the vaping community, giving birth to what are now known as “mods,” or modifications. The practice of creating mods (commonly referred to as “modding”) is basically a form of “homegrown engineering,” in which e-cigarette users would tinker with cartridges, atomizers, wick materials, etc., in order to customize their vaping devices to their own liking.
July 13, 2015