Vapor Corp. Files For Patent To Improve Its Cigarette Alternative

By Joseph Mandour on June 8, 2012

cigarette-200x143 San Diego – Smoking alternatives and methods for quitting have become a hugely popular and lucrative industry. There are over 7,000 chemicals in cigarettes, and 250 of those chemicals are harmful while 69 can cause cancer. Consequently, millions of smokers are becoming motivated to quit or cut back on their cigarette habits.

One alternative to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes is the use of a device called an electronic cigarette. Celebrities such as Kristen Stewart, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert Pattinson, have all been recently photographed using electric cigarettes to curb their smoking habits. Capitalizing on the momentum of this new trend, Vapor Corp. has filed for a patent to improve its electric cigarette technology. The original patent application filed in 2011 was provisional and included the technology for its electric cigarettes. The most recent addition to its patent application is non-provisional, and adds an improved padded cartridge making the electronic smoking device look and feel more like a real cigarette.

Most electric cigarettes are comprised of a battery, a nicotine cartridge and an atomizer. The battery powers the cigarette, and creates a glowing tip similar to the lighted end of a real cigarette. The nicotine cartridge contains liquid nicotine and optional flavoring. The Atomizer gets hot and vaporizes the nicotine solution, which is then inhaled as vapor by the smoker. Existing cigarette cartridges are typically made of metal or hard plastic. The new soft tip created by Vapor Corp. offers a more realistic experience for users that will more closely resemble an actual cigarette. As such, the padded cigarette cartridge is a significant improvement for the e-cigarette market of products.

Vapor Corp. is a leading distributor and marketer of electronic cigarettes, with brands including Smoke Fifty-One®, Krave®, Green Puffer®, Americig®, VAPOR-X® and EZ Smoker®. Located near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Vapor owns the largest portfolio of brands of any e-cigarette company and considers itself an innovator in the field of electronic cigarette devices. Vapor’s electronic cigarettes are available online, on television and through retail locations throughout the United States.

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