With so many places around the world legalizing marijuana for both recreational and medical use, many companies are making advances in the away both types of consumers can make use of the herb. While the traditional way of smoking it has always been healthier than smoking cigarettes, there are still some concerns with this method. The most important of these concerns are the carcinogens released in the combustion phase of the process. When using a fire source to ignite the herb, anywhere between 30 and 50 percent of the herb is lost due to the combustion. This not only causes a waste of herb, but also a lot of carcinogenic toxins to be created.
A safer method for consuming herb, regardless of the intended use, is through vape devices. Vape devices were created as a means to give smokers an easier way to receive nicotine, without all the carcinogens building up in the process. Vaping devices use a process that heats up the herb, without releasing any CO2 or carbon monoxide. This method gently heats the herb using a heating element, allowing the active ingredients to be released into a thin vapor. This vapor may look like smoke, but is around 95% pure and clean when compared to smoke. The vapor is often anywhere from 180-200°C (356-392°F) in temperature. The vapor can be cooled down by various methods using a vaping device and can be filtered.
Many people have been leery of changing over to vaping, rather than smoking, due to limited knowledge on the benefits of the devices. Using vapes not bad for lungs, and can actually help improve the health of a person’s lungs when being used. Vape devices come in a variety of different models, wattage levels, and price points. Many are easy to handle and small enough to fit in pockets. The most common vaping devices can be used with both liquid e-juice tanks and dry herb tanks, and typically run on lithium 18650 rechargeable batteries. Most models come with charging cords and ports, to make charging easier for the user. There are also larger home models, which have a power cord and can be used in the home easily. Many consumers often go with the portable ones, however, for easier use.