Vaping vs Smoking

Vaping vs Smoking


By now, we suspect that you understand that the Volcano is the world’s leading vaporizer. The gold standard for desktop vaporizers, with a design that allows for clean, pure vapor that’s required for medical marijuana. If you’re prescribed medical marijuana, you need clean vapor for the best flavor and health benefits.

The Volcano’s system allows for precision temperature control, which is the key behind the unit’s health benefits.

You’ll be able to adjust the temperature between 104F and 446F with 2.7-degree accuracy.

Why does this matter?

Vaping vs smoking is different.

Vaping vs Smoking: The Benefits

When you smoke, you’re breaking down your marijuana and causing a chemical reaction. The smoke production is what causes the damage when smoking cigarettes. When smoke enters the lungs, the breakdown of tar causes your lungs to blacken.

But with vaporization, you’re inhaling the vapor and not the smoke.

This means:

  1. First-hand Smoke is less potent, causing much less internal damage to the user.
  2. Second-hand Smoke is practically nonexistent, allowing you to smoke without harming others.

In terms of a cleaner way to get the same benefits of medical marijuana without the side effects, nothing can compare to vaporization.

Common Health Issues From Smoking

Smoking has been shown to cause issues, mostly respiratory in nature, to smokers. A person who smokes may often suffer from “coughing” and they may be more susceptible to:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease

Estimates suggest that 6 million people worldwide die per year due to smoking, but this is a cigarette issues primarily. With that said, some of the health issues from cigarettes do translate to similar issues when smoking marijuana, so there’s always cause for concern when smoking anything.

Vaping Shown to be Healthier

Vaping can still cause dependence, but there are no proven studies to show that vaping causes any of the same health problems that smoking does. The long-term effects of vaping have not yet been proven, but the Public Health England published an article finding that:

  • Vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking

While vaping liquids can cause a dependence on nicotine, there have been no concrete studies that show vaping marijuana causes any form of dependency.

Studies are being presented that show vaping vs smoking is far safer for a person. California NORML mentions a 2004 study that was posted to the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, which has a few remarkable findings that change the way people will look at vaping forever.

The study focuses on a few key findings.

  1. Volcano’s vaporizer, when vaping the marijuana at a temperature too low to cause combustion, was found to produce much higher levels of THC than smoking normally.
  2. Smoking marijuana in the traditional sense contains 100 additional chemicals that enter the body.
  3. Patients can avoid the hazards of smoking via the Volcano.

Additional studies prove that vaporizing marijuana can help to reduce the harmful chemicals that enter into the air via smoke. The toxins in the smoke are far less prevalent when vaporizing.

How so?

One study examined the gas that’s produced through vaporization. The study examines the different components of the gas to find which chemicals are present. The study found that 95% of the gas or vapor was THC.

Traces of cannabinol was present, too.

There were three additional substances found in the vapor:

  1. An additional cannabinoid, or so the researchers believe.
  2. A suspected PAH.
  3. A fragrant of the plant.

What this shows is that there are over 100 fewer chemicals in marijuana vapor than there are in cigarette smoke. There’s also the major benefit of such a high and pure THC level. THC is released and responsible for the high and relief that a patient experiences when they take medical marijuana.

Since these levels are higher, this means that the marijuana is far more potent.

The study focusing on the Volcano specifically proves just how well the device works to transform a substance into vapor. What’s even more surprising is that the study uses older technology of the Volcano, meaning the updates to make the system even more efficient were not implemented yet.

When tested, it was found that it took just 45 seconds to turn the marijuana into 46% THC vapor. The capture of the balloon system was also responsible for trapping more marijuana into the vaporizer.

Volcano doesn’t include a water filter, which will make the vapor even cleaner and less harmful to the user. If the accessory is purchased, it will help clean the vapor further and allow for an ultra-clean vapor, although this isn’t necessary.

You can choose to use the whip method or balloon method when vaping.

The whip method allows for added customization, but the original method utilized the balloon method to determine the overall vapor quality and THC content of the vapor.

The byproducts of combustion are the key factors in smoking causing health problems. Vapor, while it may cause addiction when nicotine vapor is used, does not contain the same byproducts as smoking simply due to a lack of combustion occurring.

When using medical marijuana, studies show that it’s generally safer and more effective to use a vaporizer over any form of combustion simply because of the lower levels of byproducts in the vapor. You’ll be able to use medical marijuana in a safe, noncombustive manner while avoiding the possible risks of lung disease, cancer, coughing and other harsh conditions.

Vaporization has also been linked to faster relief, the flavor is more noticeable and it’s far more discreet to vape than it is to smoke. You’ll also find that there is less product waste in the process, leading to a slight savings in money, too.