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Tips Why You Should Vaporize

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
Many people wonder why they should vaporize their cannabis rather than smoke it. And the primary reason is usually because it is a healthier alternative. When you vape, you heat the cannabis enough to release the cannabinoids, but it doesn’t get hot enough to combust the herb which means you are not getting the tars and toxins released by combustion. While smoking cannabis has been proven to not be as harmful as tobacco, vaporizing your medicine is the healthiest alternative. In this study they found, " “the gas phase of the vapor consisted overwhelmingly of cannabinoids, with trace amounts of three other compounds. On the other hand, there were over 111 compounds identified in the combusted smoke.” This study found “meaningful improvements in respiratory function” in those who used vaporizers. So one can believe that vaporizing cannabis is a safer method of ingestion.

Not only does vaporization deliver a high amount of THC, it also delivers your meds more efficiency because your medicine is not burning up. Vaping also lets you 'taste' the different flavor profiles of different strains of cannabis. In addition, the 'high' is more energetic. You aren't inhaling the parts of the cannabis that cause drowsiness or 'couch lock.'


Yet another plus of vaporization is that since you haven't combusted your cannabis, you have left over material that is called ABV (Already Been Vaped). This vaporized material still has lots of actives in it and can be used in multiple ways (topicals, medibles..). It truly is the gift that keeps on giving. :biggrin:
 
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Vitolo

Vaporist
you have left over material that is called ABV (Already Been Vaped). This vaporized material still has lots of actives in it and can be used in multiple ways (topicals, medibles..). It truly is the gift that keeps on giving. :biggrin:
Members of the community bring me their ABV to use for many projects.
One guy's is called by me "BBV" (Barely Been Vaped) because he only does 2 Volcano bags before dumping it.
20 years ago, a pulmonary Specialist diagnosed me with a round scar in my left lung, the size of a tennis ball.
He said it was from a bout 5 years earlier of "Coxy" (Valley Fever).
They said this "bubble" looking scar would be there for my life.
I have not combusted since 2010.
I saw the same specialist a month ago, and he was in disbelief that my left lung had no residual scar.
He asked if I had changed my habits, and I told him I had been vaporizing Medical Marijuana for 7 years.
During the discussion that ensued, he told me he always believed that cannabinoids helped heal tissue, and even went on to say that a "pot smoker" he knew gave up tobacco and stayed with smoking joints, and even this patient had improved lung tissue.
We agreed that vaporization of Cannabis was surely not only less harmful..... but was also actually HELPFUL.
Try the link "VaporTrail" on my signature for my reasons for vaping.
The Vaporist
Hi, my name is Vitolo. I am a Vaporist.
Please allow me to explain. I no longer combust anything at all.
After a prolonged coma, and the many years of rehab, there were many complications. Becoming a Medical Marijuana Patient was a no brainer. I have prepared, cooked with, made oils/tinctures and been medicated since 1967. Since the coma 8 years ago, I stay medicated 24/7, and now I exclusively vaporize and eat my weed.
There are no “Tolerance Breaks” .. I don’t need them.
I get completely affected every time, and by every strain.
The best strains are all I see, and I use 1/4 of the amount of weed I did when I smoked….
I stay medicated longer and more intensely.
I never cough.
Nobody ever smells “weed”.
This is all accomplished because I vaporize my weed. I pass heat through the weed with various tools and devices, and inhale the vapors of the heating elements, and oils in the plant matter… which will not ever be burned. Marijuana burns at 420º but we vaporize at 350- 390.. so we leave behind some of the heavier cannabinoids that help with pain and sleep. The herb looks brown and is dry when we are done, and we do not throw this away. The weed has Already Been Vaped , so we call it “ABV”.
After the MMJ has medicated us , in a fashion superior to smoking….
after we saved money, and used less weed to stay medicated longer…
we get to eat or make other preparations from our ABV!
 
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Prolusio

Member
Not only does vaporization deliver a high amount of THC, it also delivers your meds more efficiency because your medicine is not burning up.
Studies have shown that ~30% of the THC is destroyed by pyrolysis during the smoking process. The best I could find for a link is this excellently sourced and very informative book.. I found the actual studies the info comes from but they are behind a paywall.
 

CarolKing

Always in search of the perfect vaporizer
I think when we are young often we take our health for granted. As we get older aches and pains as well as bad habits start to catch up with us. Anyway that's what happened to me.

I realized that combusting cannabis would eventually effect my life in a negative way. My dad had COPD and I watched him die fighting for every breath. Maybe you can't get lung cancer from smoking cannabis but you can still get lung diseases.

I'm trying to convince my brother to stop smoking cannabis, he can't afford it. He lives on a fixed income and has had a huge neck and back surgery 1 1/2 years ago. He still hurts everywhere, he's way older than I am. He's 70. During surgery he had a steel post embedded in his neck and some vertebrates removed. He needs cannabis for pain and sleep. He has his medical card but when you're smoking your meds your money burns up fast.
 
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momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
but when you're smoking your meds your money burns up fast.
Lots of comments I agree with in your post Carol... but this one really stood out as a good reason to vape.

You usually go through less product (at least after the initial couple weeks of switching over to vapor). Especially if you use a log vape or one of @ddave 's mod kits for a vape.
 

BD9

Leaf Dawg
I think when we are young often we take our health for granted. As we get older aches and pains as well as bad habits start to catch up with us. Anyway that's what happened to me.

I realized that combusting cannabis would eventually effect my life in a negative way. My dad had COPD and I watched him die fighting for every breath. Maybe you can't get lung cancer from smoking cannabis but you can still get lung diseases.

I'm trying to convince my brother to stop smoking cannabis, he can't afford it. He lives on a fixed income He needs cannabis for pain and sleep. He has his medical card but when you're smoking your meds your money burns up fast.
Lots of comments I agree with in your post Carol... but this one really stood out as a good reason to vape.

You usually go through less product (at least after the initial couple weeks of switching over to vapor). Especially if you use a log vape or one of @ddave 's mod kits for a vape.
When I first started vaping I was very, very surprised how little material it took to get medicated. I was almost embarrassed at how little it took/takes to medicate.

Sorry to go off topic, but this plant is so versatile it can be ingested in so many different ways to get your medicine. I knew my dad would never smoke or vape so I started looking at other ways for him to ingest cannabis because the morphine was doing as much harm as it was good.
He died last July. The cancer got him before I could find a source for quality cannabis.
 
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herbivore21

Well-Known Member
You guys have described a lot of the reasons that I vaporize too. I used to smoke like a chimney when I was younger. Cigarettes, cannabis, the works. As I got older, the cigarettes had to go. Smoking cannabis was very, very wasteful, I smoked far too much cannabis each week (1 zip a week, with no exaggeration) and as we all know, smoking cannabis can be very debilitating and exhausting for day to day functioning, especially if you work in a mentally demanding job.

I was always self-medicating with my cannabis use, but the benefits of cannabis when combusting are muted IME. I had to smoke a hell of a lot of cannabis (seriously high quality cannabis too, I've been blessed to have access to good flowers throughout my life) at night to get to sleep (especially because I was already smoking during the day reasonably frequently for other medical symptoms). Whilst smoking flower helped me get to sleep, it didn't keep me asleep through the entire night.

My cannabis use was simply not sustainable from a price and day-to-day functioning perspective (I got too sleepy during the day when I needed to medicate at those times). Something had to give.

First, I found vaporization (also our community :D). As many of you say, I quickly realized that I didn't need to consume anywhere near the same amount of cannabis for my needs! Vaporization seemed to give slightly more lasting effects than combustion, and the effects were more heady, less debilitating for my work and allowed me slightly greater productivity. My usage went down to half an oz per week very quickly which resolved my cost issues. I didn't get the lasting sleep that I needed yet though, that would require concentrates...

Fast forward to now, and I've discovered all manner of concentrates which greatly reduced the amount of mmj I needed for sleep and kept me asleep in a lasting way!

I now make the most of all of my reclaim and byproducts etc, I use the right MMJ derivatives for the right purposes (for my needs of course) and I'm using the equivalent of roughly 7-10g of flower per week.

The functioning that I experience now with concentrates is drastically improved beyond the benefits I found from vaping over smoking. Concentrates IMO are what kept me in the game. I probably would have turned back to pharma for sleep if I could only vape flowers and didn't have concentrates, because my insomnia as it was before I discovered concentrates would certainly have ended my career by now otherwise.

All in all, vaporizing and especially concentrate vaporizing has changed my life. I strongly recommend it to people with relevant medical conditions.
 

GreenHopper

20 going on 60
I agree with all the reports of efficiency improvements and health benefits when it comes to vaping over smoking.

Additionally I prefer vaping for stealth purposes. I don't live in a cannabis friendly country so having a house stink of cannabis smoke is not only a nasty way of living but a potential legal threat.

With vapor the smell seems far less intense and dissipates within a few minutes.
 

ataxian

In a BLACK HOLE!
I agree with all the reports of efficiency improvements and health benefits when it comes to vaping over smoking.

Additionally I prefer vaping for stealth purposes. I don't live in a cannabis friendly country so having a house stink of cannabis smoke is not only a nasty way of living but a potential legal threat.

With vapor the smell seems far less intense and dissipates within a few minutes.
I love to smoke!
However I vaporize due to acceptance and improved flavor.
 

herbivore21

Well-Known Member
I love to smoke!
However I vaporize due to acceptance and improved flavor.
Oh man isn't the relative social acceptance of vaping nice, no more 'I have to go for a walk' moments to sneakily smoke a hit!
 

Drexciya

Homage to the deep sea dweller
Oh man isn't the relative social acceptance of vaping nice, no more 'I have to go for a walk' moments to sneakily smoke a hit!
Yes indeed, social acceptance is indeed great. That and also the fact that a lot of people in public have no idea what I'm doing. Vaping in bars, (amusement) parks, beaches. But those are all things I discovered after I started vaping.


My main reason was wanting to quit smoking tobacco without quitting marijuana. In my surroundings it's we all mix our weed up with cigarettes and I never liked smoking only weed. Never thought about the non existing smell, efficiency, stealth, etc. But, discovering all of those benefits sure is being a blast.
 

Baron23

Well-Known Member
I use MJ for pain and sedation. I won't go through it all again (its really boring) but from starting rec use 50 years ago (with use up and down throughout the phases of my life) but 8 years or so ago I started regular use just prior to bedtime for pain and sleep and as an alternative to a BUNCH of pharma the Docs were throwing at me.

So, now two MI's and one additional cardiac event later, I don't smoke and so I switched to vaping.

Now, the reason I continue to love vaping is multifold....taste better, less toxic, different effects as @herbivore21 mentioned, cleaner to me by far, and the vapes and their tech have become a very little bit of a hobby (bit too damn time consuming lately, however LOL).

Oh, if I'm out and about at a BBQ, let's say, and I'm offered a hit off a joint, I will most likely take it. But I don't smoke MJ on my own at all anymore with only rare exceptions.
 

ataxian

In a BLACK HOLE!
I use MJ for pain and sedation. I won't go through it all again (its really boring) but from starting rec use 50 years ago (with use up and down throughout the phases of my life) but 8 years or so ago I started regular use just prior to bedtime for pain and sleep and as an alternative to a BUNCH of pharma the Docs were throwing at me.

So, now two MI's and one additional cardiac event later, I don't smoke and so I switched to vaping.

Now, the reason I continue to love vaping is multifold....taste better, less toxic, different effects as @herbivore21 mentioned, cleaner to me by far, and the vapes and their tech have become a very little bit of a hobby (bit too damn time consuming lately, however LOL).

Oh, if I'm out and about at a BBQ, let's say, and I'm offered a hit off a joint, I will most likely take it. But I don't smoke MJ on my own at all anymore with only rare exceptions.
this is why I medicate = PERPECTIVE
 

Baron23

Well-Known Member
this is why I medicate = PERPECTIVE
hehehe...I'm old enough to remember the Yardbirds and also saw Led Zeppelin on their inaugural tour (at which time they still sucked live IMO haha) where they of course played it.
 

Vaporizing Cannabis significantly reduces CO exposure compared to Smoking,study finds


A new study finds that vaporizing cannabis offers the same effects as smoking but significantly reduces exposure to carbon monoxide.

A new clinical trial that will be published in the upcoming June issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence has found that vaporizing is a safer but just as effective method for consuming cannabis compared to smoking. The study, conducted by researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, compared the subjective physiological effects and expired carbon monoxide (CO) levels after vaporizing, smoking, and orally-consuming cannabis.

Participants in the study consumed a placebo or cannabis containing 6.9 percent (about 54 mg) tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) via vaporizing, smoking or oral methods.

All of the participants that vaporized and smoked cannabis reported significant elevated physiological effects immediately after consumption, while only occasional cannabis users saw a significant physiological after oral dosing. This suggests that vaporizing and smoking are more ideal consumption methods for users interested in the most immediate and potent effects. Those who regularly use cannabis, however, may not experience as significant effects through oral methods because they develop partial tolerance.

Additionally, the study found, smoking produced significantly increased expired CO concentrations compared to vaporizing 15 minutes to 6 hours following consumption. Both vaporizing and smoking release the active compounds of cannabis by heating the material. However, vaporizers use convection or conduction heating and heat the cannabis material to a much lower temperature. This heating technique avoids combustion, eliminating the release of harmful toxins like carbon monoxide.

“Vaporized cannabis is an attractive alternative for medicinal administrations over smoking or oral routes; effects occur quickly and doses can be titrated with minimal CO exposure,” the study concludes.


Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless toxic gas that blocks the blood’s ability to carry oxygen to body cells. CO is harmful to your body at any level and can cause fatigue, headache, dizziness, nausea, mental confusion, rapid heart rate, and death. Long-term exposure at lower levels can lead to heart disease.

Previous studies investigating the differences between marijuana smoking and vaporizing methods have come to the same conclusions. In 2007, researchers at the University of California concluded that “vaporization of cannabis is a safe and effective mode of delivery of THC” after finding that a cannabis-vaporizing device effectively delivered the same levels of THC as smoking, but without causing an increase in CO levels. We recently detailed the benefits of using a vaporizer and you can read more about why it’s a healthier alternative here.

You can access the entire National Institute on Drug Abuse study, “Subjective and physiological effects, and expired carbon monoxide concentrations in frequent and occasional cannabis smokers following smoked, vaporized, and oral cannabis administration,” via Science Direct.

Cannabis has been legalized for medical purposes in 28 states and Washington D.C., and eight states plus Washington D.C. allow cannabis to be used recreationally by adults. You can learn more about cannabis laws throughout the U.S. on our education page. Follow our news feed to keep up with the latest studies as well as developments from Medical Marijuana, Inc. and our portfolio of companies.


Thank You to the authors of this article.
http://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com/vaporizing-cannabis-reduces-co-exposure-study/
 

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
While the majority of the members here understand this, it might sway those reading who are on the fence about switching to vapor.

You Will Be Surprised at the Difference: Smoking vs Vaping Cannabis

By Delilah Butterfield
on October 16, 2017

Most people already know that smoking is far from the healthiest choice you can make.

Research suggests that cannabis smoke can cause reversible damage to airways in the lungs.

Yet, combustion is still one of the most common ways to consume cannabis.

Inhalation in general remains one of the fastest and most effective ways to find relief with the herb.

When inhaled, the active effects of cannabis can be felt within minutes.

For those in need of rapid-acting stress relief or pain management, it can be difficult to find a better method than inhaled cannabis.

This is why is behooves all of us to understand the nuances of smoking vs vaping cannabis.

Low-temperature vaporization is a safer alternative to smoking.

Vaporization allows consumers to reduce the negative health effects of smoking and gives you more control over your cannabis effects and experience.

Here’s how:

The surprising difference between smoking vs vaping cannabis

How you consume cannabis is your choice.
There are several surprising differences between smoking and vaporizing cannabis.

While researchers have yet to find conclusive evidence that cannabis smoke contributes to respiratory diseases like lung cancer, smoking can be irritating on the delicate tissues of the lungs, throat, and mouth.

This irritation is caused mostly by high temperatures along with burning tar and embers which are inhaled directly into the body.

Vaporization may not eliminate some of the harshness or irritation caused by heat, however, it can certainly cut down on the burning embers and plant particles that you inhale.

Here are four key differences between smoking and vaporizing cannabis:

1. Lower temperatures

When you take a flame to plant material, you combust the material to create smoke.

Vaporization works differently.

Vaporizers are devices that heat cannabis flowers or oils at temperatures low enough to melt fatty cannabis resins and oils without burning plant material.

Once melted, these resins transform from their solid form to a type of steam. This steam is the vapor you exhale after using a vaporizer.

Heating at lower temperatures has several benefits. However, when purchasing a vaporizer, it is important to opt for a device that allows for temperature customization.

Vaporizers that heat above 445°F (229°C) will combust the cannabis material. At this temperature, a vaporizer is no different than a high-tech smoking device.

The most common cannabis vaporization temperature range is between 330 to 370°F (165-187°C).

At this range, consumers will likely get a moderate visible vapor that avoids burning plant embers and provides a fairly potent cannabis experience.

2. Greater cannabinoid efficiency

Do you like wasting cannabis?

This is another, oftentimes overlooked, factor in smoking versus vaping cannabis.

When you’re smoking, you immediately destroy 50 percent of the cannabinoids upon combustion.

You lose another 15-20 percent of these medical compounds due to smoke burn off.

That’s a very low efficiency rate.

Maybe the lowest for cannabis delivery methods.

Martha Montemayor went into detail during the 2017 Cannabis Health Summit:


3. Fewer potential carcinogens

Another major difference between smoke and vapor?

Potentially toxic compounds.

A 2001 study found that switching to a cannabis vaporizer eliminated the creation of toxic and potentially carcinogenic compounds found in cannabis smoke.

In the study, the vaporizer heated cannabis product to 365°F (185°C).

Even though the correlation between cannabis and cancer is contested, known and possible carcinogens are released during the process of smoking.


Cannabis smoke does contain carcinogens and other unwanted particulates.
The carcinogens in question are benzene, naphthalene, and toluene.

Benzene is formed during natural processes that involve combustion, like smoking. In high concentrations, this compound can be damaging to the reproductive system.

Naphthalene is a potential carcinogen. In high concentrations, the compound can destroy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. In severe cases (such as exposure to excessive amounts of naphthalene) this can cause organ damage.

Toluene is a benzene derivative, though it is far less toxic than its parent compound. While it is unknown whether or not toluene is carcinogenic, exposure to too much of this compound is known to have negative effects on the central nervous system.

These effects include headache, nausea, fatigue, and sleepiness. Inhaled toluene can also cause irritation of the eyes and upper respiratory tract.

4. Different flavors

Did you know that different cannabis flavors are expressed when exposed to different temperatures?

Cannabis plants get their unique aroma from molecules called terpenes.


Terpenes explain the different tastes, smells, and even effects of various cannabis varieties.
Terpenes are natural aroma chemicals found in plant resins, and they also impact how different cannabis varieties make you feel.

Different terpenes have different boiling points. This means that when heated to low temperatures, some flavors and aromas are more likely to express than when heated to high temperatures.

Adjusting the temperature on a vaporizer will allow you to fine-tune the cannabis experience.

Some terpenes, like beta-caryophyllene, which has a pepper aroma and is also found in black pepper, can be released at temperatures of 246°F (118°C).

Other terpenes, like lavender-scented linalool, can tolerate a higher heat.

Unlike smoking, vaporization can allow you to experience a more diverse range of flavors and fragrances from your cannabis flower or oil.

5. Customizable experience

Another major difference between smoking and vaporization is the ability to better customize the cannabis experience.

This involves adjusting your cannabis vaporization temperature.

Not only do different temperature settings expel different scents and tastes from your cannabis, but the amount of heat that you use can help determine how strongly you’ll feel the psychoactive effects of a cannabis product.

Here’s a general guide on how to select your ideal cannabis vaporization temperature:

  • Mellow and mild: 290 to 330°F (143 to 166°C)
  • Fun and manageable: 330 to 370°F (166 to 187°C)
  • Strong and heavy hitting: 370 to 445°F (187 to 229°C)
When vaporizing, sticking to low temperatures will also help you avoid irritating mouth, throat, and lung tissues.

Of course, the only way you can adjust your cannabis vaporization temperature is if you have a vaping device that allows for temperature control.

Things to look for in a great vaporizer
Vaporization is the healthiest way to inhale cannabis. However, not all vaporizers are created equal.

It’s important to do your research before investing in a vapor device.

Some vaporizers can be made with metal alloys that are not recommended for high heat.

Others can contain too many plastic pieces near the heating elements.

These materials are more likely to off-gas and release potentially harmful compounds into your vapor.

If you’re shopping around for a good vaporizer, here are a few tips to consider:

  • Avoid buying pre-filled cartridges that contain thinning agents like propylene glycol and polyethylene glycol.
  • Pick a vaporizer that uses medical and/or airline-grade materials.
  • Opt for stainless steel, titanium, or ceramic ovens and heating elements.
  • Opt for glass or ceramic vapor paths.
  • Opt for vaporizers that have adjustable temperature controls.
 

ataxian

In a BLACK HOLE!
While the majority of the members here understand this, it might sway those reading who are on the fence about switching to vapor.

You Will Be Surprised at the Difference: Smoking vs Vaping Cannabis

By Delilah Butterfield
on October 16, 2017

Most people already know that smoking is far from the healthiest choice you can make.

Research suggests that cannabis smoke can cause reversible damage to airways in the lungs.

Yet, combustion is still one of the most common ways to consume cannabis.

Inhalation in general remains one of the fastest and most effective ways to find relief with the herb.

When inhaled, the active effects of cannabis can be felt within minutes.

For those in need of rapid-acting stress relief or pain management, it can be difficult to find a better method than inhaled cannabis.

This is why is behooves all of us to understand the nuances of smoking vs vaping cannabis.

Low-temperature vaporization is a safer alternative to smoking.

Vaporization allows consumers to reduce the negative health effects of smoking and gives you more control over your cannabis effects and experience.

Here’s how:

The surprising difference between smoking vs vaping cannabis

How you consume cannabis is your choice.
There are several surprising differences between smoking and vaporizing cannabis.

While researchers have yet to find conclusive evidence that cannabis smoke contributes to respiratory diseases like lung cancer, smoking can be irritating on the delicate tissues of the lungs, throat, and mouth.

This irritation is caused mostly by high temperatures along with burning tar and embers which are inhaled directly into the body.

Vaporization may not eliminate some of the harshness or irritation caused by heat, however, it can certainly cut down on the burning embers and plant particles that you inhale.

Here are four key differences between smoking and vaporizing cannabis:

1. Lower temperatures

When you take a flame to plant material, you combust the material to create smoke.

Vaporization works differently.

Vaporizers are devices that heat cannabis flowers or oils at temperatures low enough to melt fatty cannabis resins and oils without burning plant material.

Once melted, these resins transform from their solid form to a type of steam. This steam is the vapor you exhale after using a vaporizer.

Heating at lower temperatures has several benefits. However, when purchasing a vaporizer, it is important to opt for a device that allows for temperature customization.

Vaporizers that heat above 445°F (229°C) will combust the cannabis material. At this temperature, a vaporizer is no different than a high-tech smoking device.

The most common cannabis vaporization temperature range is between 330 to 370°F (165-187°C).

At this range, consumers will likely get a moderate visible vapor that avoids burning plant embers and provides a fairly potent cannabis experience.

2. Greater cannabinoid efficiency

Do you like wasting cannabis?

This is another, oftentimes overlooked, factor in smoking versus vaping cannabis.

When you’re smoking, you immediately destroy 50 percent of the cannabinoids upon combustion.

You lose another 15-20 percent of these medical compounds due to smoke burn off.

That’s a very low efficiency rate.

Maybe the lowest for cannabis delivery methods.

Martha Montemayor went into detail during the 2017 Cannabis Health Summit:


3. Fewer potential carcinogens

Another major difference between smoke and vapor?

Potentially toxic compounds.

A 2001 study found that switching to a cannabis vaporizer eliminated the creation of toxic and potentially carcinogenic compounds found in cannabis smoke.

In the study, the vaporizer heated cannabis product to 365°F (185°C).

Even though the correlation between cannabis and cancer is contested, known and possible carcinogens are released during the process of smoking.


Cannabis smoke does contain carcinogens and other unwanted particulates.
The carcinogens in question are benzene, naphthalene, and toluene.

Benzene is formed during natural processes that involve combustion, like smoking. In high concentrations, this compound can be damaging to the reproductive system.

Naphthalene is a potential carcinogen. In high concentrations, the compound can destroy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. In severe cases (such as exposure to excessive amounts of naphthalene) this can cause organ damage.

Toluene is a benzene derivative, though it is far less toxic than its parent compound. While it is unknown whether or not toluene is carcinogenic, exposure to too much of this compound is known to have negative effects on the central nervous system.

These effects include headache, nausea, fatigue, and sleepiness. Inhaled toluene can also cause irritation of the eyes and upper respiratory tract.

4. Different flavors

Did you know that different cannabis flavors are expressed when exposed to different temperatures?

Cannabis plants get their unique aroma from molecules called terpenes.


Terpenes explain the different tastes, smells, and even effects of various cannabis varieties.
Terpenes are natural aroma chemicals found in plant resins, and they also impact how different cannabis varieties make you feel.

Different terpenes have different boiling points. This means that when heated to low temperatures, some flavors and aromas are more likely to express than when heated to high temperatures.

Adjusting the temperature on a vaporizer will allow you to fine-tune the cannabis experience.

Some terpenes, like beta-caryophyllene, which has a pepper aroma and is also found in black pepper, can be released at temperatures of 246°F (118°C).

Other terpenes, like lavender-scented linalool, can tolerate a higher heat.

Unlike smoking, vaporization can allow you to experience a more diverse range of flavors and fragrances from your cannabis flower or oil.

5. Customizable experience

Another major difference between smoking and vaporization is the ability to better customize the cannabis experience.

This involves adjusting your cannabis vaporization temperature.

Not only do different temperature settings expel different scents and tastes from your cannabis, but the amount of heat that you use can help determine how strongly you’ll feel the psychoactive effects of a cannabis product.

Here’s a general guide on how to select your ideal cannabis vaporization temperature:

  • Mellow and mild: 290 to 330°F (143 to 166°C)
  • Fun and manageable: 330 to 370°F (166 to 187°C)
  • Strong and heavy hitting: 370 to 445°F (187 to 229°C)
When vaporizing, sticking to low temperatures will also help you avoid irritating mouth, throat, and lung tissues.

Of course, the only way you can adjust your cannabis vaporization temperature is if you have a vaping device that allows for temperature control.

Things to look for in a great vaporizer
Vaporization is the healthiest way to inhale cannabis. However, not all vaporizers are created equal.

It’s important to do your research before investing in a vapor device.

Some vaporizers can be made with metal alloys that are not recommended for high heat.

Others can contain too many plastic pieces near the heating elements.

These materials are more likely to off-gas and release potentially harmful compounds into your vapor.

If you’re shopping around for a good vaporizer, here are a few tips to consider:

  • Avoid buying pre-filled cartridges that contain thinning agents like propylene glycol and polyethylene glycol.
  • Pick a vaporizer that uses medical and/or airline-grade materials.
  • Opt for stainless steel, titanium, or ceramic ovens and heating elements.
  • Opt for glass or ceramic vapor paths.
  • Opt for vaporizers that have adjustable temperature controls.
I can't smoke anymore?
After VAPORIZING the FLAVOR is outstanding period!
There is a health benefit to vaporizing.
Your clothes smell insanely better.

When your with someone special it's more CIVILIZED!
 

ataxian

In a BLACK HOLE!
That's actually a really good point. Smoking stinks; no matter what you're smoking. Now... I happen to like the smell of cannabis burning, but I don't want to smell like it when I go out. Or have my breath stink from smoking. Or my cloths.

You nailed it again ataxian. VAPING = CIVILIZED. :thumbsup:
I understand people who smoke.
I smoked joint's like a lot!
Love of CANNABIS of course.
I was just saying VAPORIZING will change the way you look at CANNABIS!.
OK EGO'S in our pocket'S.

Only may I say if you want to smoke smoke.
Just try VAPORIZING and get hooked!

CANNABIS is here on this planet to help us!
 

Kellya86

Herb Gardener.....
When your with someone special it's more CIVILIZED!
I look forward to finding that out...

I happen to like the smell of cannabis burning
.

I can't deny, i also love the smell of burnt cannabis... but it doesn't taste like it smells...

People say my vapes don't smell as nice...
But that's normally the second go on the vapcap... I'm sure the first go smells nice...
The first go on the evo has gotta smell good when it taste fucking amazing.... right..???

Sometimes I torch a tiny nug in my dab tool...
Just for the nostalgia... no inhalation though...
 

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