9 Things To Know Before You Start Vaping

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1. What Vaping Can Do For You

Many people choose to switch to vaping in order to give them an alternative to smoking. However, there are many other benefits, including saving thousands of dollars, avoiding bad breath or foul odours, and being more eco-friendly.

You can find more reasons to switch to vaping by clicking the article below.

2. Vaping Safety

Many research studies have looked at e-cigarettes in terms of their safety for users. You can view the summaries of some of those studies in the link below.

In addition, vape battery safety has recently been a hot topic in the media, but the reports didn’t explain the full story. Read about why vape batteries can explode and how to prevent it here.

3. Quitting Through Vaping

E-cigarettes are not a “smoking cessation” device, but they do offer a less harmful alternative to traditional smoking. Find out more about how vaping can help you below.

4. The Cost Of Vaping

Vaping can, and most likely will, be less costly than smoking cigarettes. You can find a full breakdown of the cost of vaping below.

5. The Anatomy Of An E-Cigarette

In order to understand what you’ll need to start vaping, you’ll need to know the different parts of an e-cigarette and how they work together to provide you with vapour. You can view a description of an e-cigarette’s components in the article below.

6. What Nicotine Is

Nicotine is a naturally occurring liquid alkaloid, an organic compound similar to caffeine. You can find out more about the substance and its effects below.

7. Nicotine And Cancer

Nicotine is an addictive substance, just like caffeine. Although nicotine may have some health effects, it has never been proven to be carcinogenic on its own. You can view more information about nicotine and cancer here.

8. Whether You Should Use Nicotine

It’s completely up to you whether you want to use e-liquid with nicotine or without. However, many former smokers have been successful in switching to vaping using mild to moderate levels of nicotine e-liquid. Here are a couple of articles you can read about whether you should use nicotine, and if you choose to, how much nicotine you should use.

9. What PG And VG Are

Propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) are the main components of e-liquid, and so understanding what they are and what they mean is crucial to a satisfying vaping experience. Learn more about propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin.


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Hi! Can anyone share with an experience of smoking marijuana through a vaporizer.
Is it the same as using a bong or not? What are the advantage and disadvantages of using a vaporizer where smoking marijuana?
(whether or not to buy? if yes, then what the best compact vaporizer?) thanks


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Hey @Wapasha. The function of an herbal vaporizer is basically to boil off cannabinoids and terpenes, and leave behind the plant they grew on. The main disadvantages tokers reference relate to the difference in taste and how potent the hit is, but devices vary a TON and you do get what you pay for. It does make for a different toking experience because even thick and potent vapor isn’t as harsh as smoke. Some people find it tickles their throat at first, and can take a bit of getting used to.

The biggest advantages are efficiency, effectiveness, discretion, and flavor. Combustion through a joint or bong actually destroys a lot of what you’re trying to ingest, in order to get the rest of it where it needs to go. Numbers from studies can vary a lot, but most list the efficiency as ranging from 35-60% - by any measure, that’s a lot of loss. The smell of vapor is also far less abrasive, and dissipates much faster and more fully. Because of the elimination of smoke, the flavor is also more present and fresh.

There are two main types of herbal vaporizers: convection and conduction. Conduction uses radiant heat to vaporize the herb, whereas convection is more similar to a heat gun. The conduction style chamber builds up, and maintains a steady temperature, which also raises the temperature of the herb inside. As that temperature raises and eventually matches the chamber, you’ll notice the vapor increase in density and potency, and flavor will change. The Pax is one of the best selling conduction vaporizers on the market because of it’s small size, large herb chamber, and rapid ramp up. V3 offers precise temp control via a phone app, and allows you to use concentrates as well as dry herb. V2 has 4 preset temperatures and is only compatible with dry herb. The battery is also slightly smaller, but otherwise the devices are identical in shape and use.

Conduction vaporizers have shrunk dramatically in the past few years. S&B offer two now that are basically a Volcano in your pocket - the only real difference is that it doesn’t have a fan to fill a bag, and you inhale directly from a mouthpiece. The Mighty and Crafty are tops of the market just like their desktop forefather, but they are quite pricey. But the Utillian 721 is about 1/3 that cost, and operates in very similar fashion - a hella good knock off of the more costly models.

The Arizer Air II uses a hybrid of both technologies, and is also incredibly popular. The glass mouthpiece with inline chamber is incredibly easy to clean fully ensuring flavor is maximized, and the ‘frosted tip’ option is just a 14mm GoG joint making it compatible with your bong if you still like water filtration.