Vaping has become all the rage, especially in the last few years. Marijuana can be smoked through a vape, and many say that it is much healthier than smoking the bud. So, is vaping safer than smoking marijuana? Here are some of the main differences between smoking and vaping.
A Greater High
When it comes to how much of the marijuana you are actually smoking, vaping will give you the best bang for your buck. This is because it combusts less of the plant, meaning you use less while getting high. Regularly smoking marijuana is inefficient and a lot of the plant is lost when you combust it.
Less Heat and Irritation
The jury is still out on whether smoking marijuana is linked to cancer, however, it is known that smoking anything can hurt the tissue in your mouth and throat. One of the ways vaping differs from smoking is that it uses lower overall temperatures. This means that while you smoke, you are less likely to cough or get the sore throat that is often associated with the activity. Vaping will lessen any irritation.
You’ve probably heard of carcinogens in regards to cigarettes. However, they are also a threat when it comes to smoking marijuana. These harmful substances are released as the marijuana is burned and, although their results are not directly known, they are likely not beneficial for your body. These carcinogens include Toulene, Naphthalene, and Benzene.
Although again, there has not been a ton of research on the subject. There have been studies suggesting using a vape to consume marijuana can help to filter out toxins like these and can overall lead to safer, healthier smoking experience.
Easier to Breathe
Another benefit of using a vape for marijuana is that it is easier to breathe in. Traditionally, the user would have to take in large breaths when consuming the substance. This is often mixed with high heats, leading to discomfort, coughing, a burning sensation in the throat, etc.
With a vape, one can breathe in small puffs of air. This is easier to breathe, and not as harmful for the throat. Although the difference may be more aimed towards convenience than health, it makes the smoking experience more bearable and easier on the body.
To sum it up, is vaping safer than smoking marijuana? Vaping has a definite upper hand. Unfortunately, not enough research has been done on the subject to really understand all of the benefits and pitfalls of each.
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