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Why use a vaporizer instead of smoking your blends? Smoking isn't ideal because it requires combustion, which not only damages the lungs, but also wastes the active ingredients in your blends; vaporizing tastes better, saves you money and it's better for you! The respiratory hazards of smoke are due to toxic by-products of combustion, not the active ingredients in the herb. Combustion is the process of igniting and burning plant material, creating smoke which can lead to lung cancer and many other respiratory disorders. Holding in smoke after inhaling absorbs even more tar and noxious chemicals into the lungs.
By contrast, vaporizing is the process of heating plant material to 380-410° F, just below the point of combustion. This process extracts the full-flavor active compounds and purity of the plant material. With vaporization, you only need to take small, shallow puffs to get noticeable therapeutic effects. Vaporizing also boasts enhanced efficiency, only requiring a fraction of the material you would normally use to get the same effects. By producing vapor at temperatures much lower than that of combustion, your ingredients will last much longer than smoking them.
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Over the years, numerous studies have implied that vaporizers have numerous health benefits and are a much healthier alternative to smoking. The reason for this is that they heat the blends at a much lower temperature, instead of burning them. While vaporizers are highly beneficial to people who have been prescribed for medical purposes, they are also beneficial for all smokers. Studies seem to indicate that the release of harmful constituents are dramatically reduced when vaping as compared to smoking.
1In 2007, a study by University of California at San Francisco published in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Neurology examined the effects of a vaporizer and found that "using CO as an indicator, there was virtually no exposure to harmful combustion products using the vaporizing device." [source]
2A 2006 study performed by researchers at Leiden University testing a Volcano Vaporizer claims "Our [vaporizer] results show that a safe and effective delivery system seems to be available to patients. The final uptake is comparable to the smoking, while avoiding the respiratory disadvantages of smoking." [source]
3In a 2001 study testing a device called the M1 Volatizer, researchers discovered that "it is possible to vaporize medically active compoundsby heating to a temperature short of the point of combustion, thereby eliminating or substantially reducing harmful smoke toxins that are normally present in smoke." [source]
4Researchers from the University at New York at Albany and the University of Southern California tested 7,000 participants in a 2007 study and concluded that "vaporizer users are only 40% as likely to report respiratory symptoms as users who do not vaporize, even when age, sex, cigarette use, and amount of blends consumed are controlled." [source]
The resources above are informational content to help the consumer make an informed decision when buying. The information should in no way be construed as medical advice. Use your best judgement, and find what you feel works best for you. In case you want to find out, buy a vaporizer for yourself. At VaporNation.com, we carry all models and designs of vaporizers. Invest in your life!
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You can learn more about the basics of vaporization on our What Is A Vaporizer? page.