Many people have heard of the benefits of vaping nicotine as opposed to smoking cigarettes. But did you know that vaping your cannabis instead of smoking it also has its share of health benefits as well?
There is plenty of evidence that supports smoking just about anything, even a beneficial substance, can be harmful to the integrity of your lungs. Perhaps this is why so many cigarette and weed smokers are opting for the vape pen — on top of smelling fresher and littering less.
We put together a list of some wonderful health benefits of vaping cannabis so you can make an informed decision before buying yourself a pen.
Vape contains substantially fewer toxins than smoke
Smoking cannabis may be less harmful than smoking cigarettes, but smoking cannabis can still be moderately harmful.
The process of combusting marijuana can create different carcinogens (plus tar) that can cause lung infections.
Vaping weed, on the other hand, does not involve combust marijuana in the way using a pipe or bong does. When vaping, somewhere around 95% of the vapour you are getting contains those sweet cannabinoids — and that means you are getting a 95% lung irritant-free puff every time.
When smoking a joint or blunt, over 88% of the smoke you are inhaling contains lung irritants and particles that are not cannabinoids. That is a pretty substantial difference, don’t you think?
When you think about the carcinogen reduction that happens, it makes a lot of sense why healthy people should invest in vaping.
For cancer patients who use cannabis medicinally to treat nausea during treatment, enjoying the added benefit of a healthier puff is wonderful. Choosing to fight their cancer through alternative methods, like using vapour instead of smoke, is a lot more comfortable on the lungs.
You inhale a lot less “smoke”
If you are not a fan of taking huge drags and coughing your brains out, then one of the best benefits of vaping weed for you would definitely be the small amount of vapour.
Inhaling any smoke-like substance is rough on your lungs. Vaping allows you to get that 95% cannabinoid vapour we mentioned into your lungs through water vapour rather than rough smoke. Your lungs will also absorb the vapour within mere seconds of taking a puff — meaning you would not need to take deep or multiple puffs when vaping.
Plus, you are essentially getting rid of the “smoke” factor entirely. Vaporizers produce a very tiny amount of odour, depending on the device or oil you may be using. Compared to the very strong odour of combusting marijuana, weed vapour is virtually non-existent and doesn’t offend others as much.
Health-wise, if you are easily nauseated by the smell of weed or strong odours in general, vaping can help you use cannabis without feeling sick by the smell.
Many vaping enthusiasts also boast that vaping marijuana is more flavorful than smoking it. This is probably because vaping is a lot cleaner than burning weed.
Think about it: You are absorbing the smoke of a burnt plant into your mouth and breathing it in and out. You are likely just tasting the smoke and not so much the weed itself, which can be a delectable experience.
Vaping lets you enjoy weed with much ease. Your breath will definitely be fresher from vaping and your oral health will improve as well.
It will save you money
This might sound bolts at first. Vape setups can cost hundreds of British pounds, right?
You can definitely get vape starter kits for less than you think, but even if you invest in an expensive setup you will still be saving money in the long run.
After purchasing a vaping device, each puff you make is saving you money because you are getting a lot more cannabinoids into your body.
How much money do you think you have spent on weed alone? How much money have you spent on the accessories needed to smoke it? Things like wraps, papers, bongs, pipes, etc. add up. With that intense 88% non-cannabinoid smoke, you are actually wasting a lot of material and money on a low-grade high. Vaping fixes this.
Plus, studies have shown that vaporizers convert around 45% of the supplied THC into vapour, where a typical joint only converts about 25% of the supplied THC into smoke.
Vape can undo some serious damage from smoking
In the early 2000’s one particular study took a group of regular pot smokers whom all suffered from different respiratory symptoms and had them try vaping for 30 days. The result was significant improvements in the respiratory symptoms and overall better lung health.
This does not necessarily mean that vapour can “heal” damage done by regular smoking and lung irritation. Vaporizing weed serves as a less-irritating alternative. Vaping can allow the lungs to heal on their own (as much as they can) from previous years of smoking actual cigarettes or joints.
Not only does vaporizing weed make your lungs feel better, but they can also help them undo the symptomatic damage. Imagine being able to finally breathe easy through vaping.
Pain treatment works much swifter
Everybody smokes weed for various reasons — recreation, nausea, to increase appetite, stress, anxiety. Many people use marijuana medicinally to treat chronic aches and pains as well.
Through vaping, you will get that instant pain relief from cannabis. Sometimes when pain is particularly intense it might feel like that sweet pain-relieving cannabis is taking its sweet time to get to work. Menstrual cramps and Crohn’s disease are just two conditions that cause sudden and intense pain.
Vaping is the quickest way to experience pain relief from weed and is particularly great for people who need instant pain reduction.