Vaping vs. Smoking: Vaping Is Better for These Five Reasons

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Date:
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018

Consuming dried cannabis buds by grinding them up and rolling them into a joint has been a tradition for centuries. Although this method is a classic way to enjoy marijuana, research shows it may not be the best option for your health.

A review published in 2013 by the Annals of the American Thoracic Society determined that “regular smoking of marijuana [causes] visible and microscopic injury to the [respiratory system] …  and is associated with an increased likelihood of chronic bronchitis.”

“…far lower risks for pulmonary complication [exist] from regular heavy use of marijuana as compared with tobacco.”

–Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Of course, smoking weed is still better than smoking cigarettes. According to the same study referenced above, “…far lower risks for pulmonary complication [exist] from regular heavy use of marijuana as compared with tobacco.”

Vaping is more efficient. Up to 30% of the THC in marijuana is destroyed during the combustion process when using a joint. Vaporization preserves most of the THC, making for a more potent experience. Vaping is better for your health. While little is known about the long-term effects of vaping, former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb claims there is “no question” that vaping is a healthier alternative to smoking. All forms of smoking produce harmful tars and toxic carcinogens, but vaping exposes the user to far less of these dangerous byproducts. Vaping is more potent. While THC levels of dry herb (flower) max out at roughly 30%, vape products like oils, dabs, and wax concentrates routinely boast THC content over 80%. Vaping is more convenient and discreet. While vaping cannabis is not 100% aroma-free, it is far less smelly (and lingers a lot less) than the aroma produced by smoking.

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