Electronic cigarettes was patented by Hon Lik in China in 2003, branded as Ruyan. But already in 1963 The American, Herbert A. Gilbert patented the first electronic cigarette, but back then, smoking was not considered dangerous and the product never saw the day of light.Electronic cigarettes was patented by Hon Lik in China in 2003, branded as Ruyan. But already in 1963 The American, Herbert A. Gilbert patented the first electronic cigarette, but back then, smoking was not considered dangerous and the product never saw the day of light.Electronic cigarettes was patented by Hon Lik in China in 2003, branded as Ruyan. But already in 1963 The American, Herbert A. Gilbert patented the first electronic cigarette, but back then, smoking was not considered dangerous and the product never saw the day of light.Electronic cigarettes was patented by Hon Lik in China in 2003, branded as Ruyan. But already in 1963 The American, Herbert A. Gilbert patented the first electronic cigarette, but back then, smoking was not considered dangerous and the product never saw the day of light.