Vaporizing vs. Smoking Cannabis | Which One’s Better?

What was once known as an intoxicating drug is now globally renowned as a cure-all medicament. Cannabis has evolved on a massive scale in the last few years and experts are still making new and astounding discoveries regarding the potential of this miraculous therapeutic. It could possibly ease mental health complexities like anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, insomnia, etc. It could also alleviate other health related circumstances like joint pain, muscle spasms, nausea, headaches, acne, and a few cancer-related symptoms.

There are so many ways to consume cannabis. The most common ones among consumers include vaping and smoking. The common notion associated with smoking presumes that it has a negative reputation. This notion has led people to opt for a supposedly less harmful way of consuming cannabis i.e. vaporizing. Let’s evaluate if there is any truth to this claim.

Tobacco doesn’t kill you, the smoke does.

The common misconception associated with cigarettes is that it’s the tobacco that’s harmful. Well, yes tobacco is a problem but an even bigger problem is the smoke you inhale. The smoke is unhealthy for the lungs on a massive scale. 

When tobacco is smoked, these compounds give off several tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs), some of the most potent cancer-causing substances known. … This results in higher concentrations of nitrogen oxides, ammonia, carbon monoxide, and tar – all very harmful substances.When cigar tobacco is smoked, these compounds give off several tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs), some of the most potent cancer-causing substances known. … This results in higher concentrations of nitrogen oxides, ammonia, carbon monoxide, and tar – all very harmful substances.

It doesn’t only damage the lungs but it can also cause infections in the respiratory tract.

 The dry throat causes coughing which can lead to chronic bronchitis too. Also, our system in response tries to produce abnormal proportions of saliva in order to keep the throat hydrated. This may result in a much weakened immune system. A weak immune system makes you vulnerable to countless health risks. This is one of the reasons tobacco is prohibited in our coffeeshops. You are allowed to consume the highest quality of cannabis at Hunter’s, just skip smoking tobacco 😉

How is vaping better?

Vaping is less harmful than smoking; it is in fact 95% better than smoking. Experts and scientists have contributed years and years of trials and testing to determine the detrimental effects of both. Turns out, smoking is actually the process of combustion. The cannabis material is burned which in turn emits the smoke you inhale. On the other hand, vaping is actually the vaporizer producing a vapor out of the ground cannabis or its liquidated form. Pure THC from the buds vaporize and you will inhale only the non-harmful THC and other cannabinoids. Studies have shown that when the cannabis buds are heated between the temperatures of 125 – 230 degrees Celsius, the cannabinoids will vaporize. Using cannabis this way will reduce the chance of getting any harmful substances into your lunges.

And besides, you can even control the amount of cannabis consumption with a vaporizer. It is also a great way to keep track of how much you consume.

Which one of vaping and smoking is more potent?

Since the constituents of vaping are in a more concentrated form i.e. liquids or ground herbs, it renders more potency than smoking, which is dry. Vaping also hits stronger than any other form of consuming cannabis. If you’re taking cannabis to alleviate chronic pain or to sleep better, a single session of vaping will do the job instantly.

The bottom line

Studies show that vaporizing is an undoubtedly better way to consume your cannabis. All you must do is to make sure you are purchasing your vaporizer from a reputable vendor. Vaporizing your herbs, not only maximizes your efficiency and saves money, but also eliminates the (possible) dangerous consequences of smoking.