Smoking Herbs Vs Vaporizing Herbs
It is an established fact that smoking is harmful to your health, particularly when mixing dry herbs with tobacco. Vaping pure herb on the other hand is different. To summarize, dry herb has hundreds of elements within it, all of which have a melting point of less than 240C, which is coincidentally the temperature of combustion. This means you don’t actually need to burn anything to gain the benefits of dry herbs, but by doing so, harmful toxins are unnecessarily released and inhaled. When smoking herbs, the paper burns at approximately 900C, meaning that everything which burns between 240C (the temperature of the highest melting point within dry herb) and 900C is useless, harmful and avoidable.
Moreover, many have become receptive to cannabis because of its medicinal properties. Nevertheless, studies show that inhalation remains the quickest and easiest ways to instantly feel its effect.
Smoking causes irritation, inflammation and irreversible damage to the respiratory system. Vaping weed is a better option to smoking – but why is that?
Vaping Weed Reduces Your Exposure to Harmful Compounds
Vaping weed releases significantly fewer (if any) carcinogens, tar and other known toxic compounds asides marijuana smoke compared to smoking. Research conducted by Public Health England, an agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK reports that vaping is estimated 95% less harmful than smoking. And a quality dry herb vaporizer is key in making all the difference, so when buying a dry herb vaporizer, always ensure you buy from an authorized dealer.
Better Taste… Better Flavour
Smoking your dry herb leads to poor taste, poor flavour and a poor experience, most especially if you are a first timer; this is because what you are inhaling is a burnt plant substance.
On the other hand, vaporized herb is like enjoying a well-roasted chicken that has stayed in the oven at just the perfect temperature and the right amount of time. Vaping allows you taste the real flavour of your herb. For first timers who are used to smoking, it is often a mind-blowing experience. The significant difference wouldn’t allow you recognize you are vaping the same herb which you normally smoke.
Vaping Allows for Temperature Regulation
When smoking, you accept whatever temperature at which your weed burns, vaping gives you control. Almost every dry herb vape comes with a designed temperature regulator. This allows you to determine how mild or intense you want your vapour. When set at a higher temperature, vapour and clouds are harsher while a lower temperature is less intense, smoother, and produces better and more flavourful vapour.
Generally, you can customize your vaping device temperature using this guide:
- Mild and mellow: 290 to 330°F (143 to 166°C)
- Manageable and fun: 330 to 370°F (166 to 187°C)
- Heavy and strong hitting: 370 to 445°F (187 to 229°C)
Temperatures at different levels allow you experience different tastes and scents from your dry herb. Another advantage of sticking to low temperatures when vaporizing is that it helps to avoid irritation in the mouth, throat and any lungs issues.
Vaping is Less Messy
No doubt, rolling papers and smoking weed can be pretty messy; you’ll have to clean up when you are done – which can be a pain (not forgetting the leftover roach that’s both a fire hazard and messes up the place).
With vaping, the process is neat and organized from start to finish.
First, you will need to grind your herb with a grinder before using, once that is done; the herb is put in the grinder and then straight into the dry herb vaporizer. In the process of loading a weed vaporizer, some might spill, but it isn’t going to be anything too big. Once you are done with vaping, the vaped weed is then poured into the trash. It is nowhere as messy as smoking.
Vaping is discreet and convenient
Smoking weed often attracts unwanted attention. From the smell to the smoke to the joint itself. Weed vaporizers come in different shapes and sizes, with several portable handheld devices to meet your vaping needs.
Vaping is convenient and discreet, the vapor from the weed dissipates very quickly making it very unnoticeable. So vaping doesn’t give you away as smoking does, it can be done with discretion, even when you are in a public place, and at any time of your choosing
Given these few comparisons, vaping is obviously a better option than smoking. Not only will you get more from your weed, you are likely not to experience ailments associated with smoking and you will be doing yourself a huge favor. Vaping your weed is definitely a win all round.