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Vaping vs Smoking: Believe it or not, the era of ‘vaporizing’ is upon us and smokers are turning to the vaporizer’s claim to keep certain illnesses associated with traditional smoking at bay and their health in check. Is the vape pen it the next best thing? Only time will tell but until then…we think it is.
So smoking your very favorite cigarette, cigar or pot regularly gives you the worst results like damaged lungs and endless hospital bills. If you are looking to quit smoking cigarettes and find a healthier alternative for marijuana, your best choice might be a vape pen. Some come specific to vaping e-liquids, while others may come with special functions, like a chamber for your nicotine/non-nicotine, dry herbs, or wax pen for concentrate material for concentrate material. Vaping CBD is also popular. Find the best dab pens here.
There are also dry herb vaporizers, which are used to vaporize the active ingredients of dry plant material, commonly cannabis, tobacco, other herbs or blends for the purpose of inhalation. Vaporization is an alternative to burning (smoking) that avoids the inhalation of many toxic and cancer-causing by-products.
To break this down even further, it functions by heating the plant material to their boiling temperature and instead of the material burning and producing clouds of smoke, a vaporizer dehydrates the plant material and causes them to release their juice of active ingredients. The extracted vapor may be collected in an inflatable bag, or inhaled directly through a hose or pipe. With no combustion happening, the irritating and harmful effects of smoking and secondhand smoke are greatly minimized.
Vaping vs Smoking
Studies have been conducted showing that vaporizing marijuana exposes the user to lower levels of toxins than actually smoking it. A 2007 study by University of California, San Francisco, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology, founded that “there was virtually no exposure to harmful combustion products using the vaporizing device.” What this means in more simple terms is that the vaporizer completely eliminates every last chemical that is directly associated with burning plant matter. Carcinogens can be found emanating from something as harmless as a campfire. The primary difference is that patients and enthusiasts expose themselves to smoke so regularly that they put themselves at risk, and this is compounded by rolling the buds up in papers, as the burning of paper also releases additional carcinogens. There are also superficial benefits of vaporizing rather than smoking. Firstly the horrid byproducts of smoking are eliminated.
Clogged pipes, ashtrays and resin buildup is eliminated and the teeth no longer become stained by hot smoke. Depending on your sense of smell, the putrid scent associated with burning is hugely reduced. While the scent though isn’t entirely eliminated, it does not linger as long as smoke and as a result, the smell also does not carry as far. This is a big benefit if you have to feed your habit undercover. Vaporizing also prevents the smell from accumulating in furniture, clothing, curtains your hair and is also much more neighbor-friendly.
The ultimate benefit of using a vaporizer? Well, if it is bad for you, it is certainly not as bad as smoking cigarettes, and is the lesser of two evils.