When should you use a vaporizer? 

Let’s get one thing clear: There are so many ways you can ingest the nicotine from tobacco or the THC from marijuana. In the case of pot, you can dab, you can use shatter, you can use a vaporizer, you can use a bong or a water pipe, you can use a straight wooden pipe, you can even use an apple core. There’s just so many ways to ingest plant compounds into your body.

You can even get stuff baked into cookies or drop essential oils onto fudge brownies. This ingestion diversity is part of what makes the whole process fun. But with all that said, what is it about vaporizing that has made it the most popular ingestion method for herbal fans in the United States and elsewhere? 

What am I talking about? Well, when you go to any outdoor concert, you really could be easily forgiven for thinking that you are looking into an early London morning fog scene. It just seems that a whole concert field packed tight with people is filled with this foggy mist.

Well, you’re not seeing London fog. You’re seeing water vapor produced en masse by happy vaporizer users. Get close enough and you can get a whiff of the exact biochemical compound of the stuff they’re vaping. A lot of it is herbal in nature. In other words, marijuana in all its glory. 

Why did vaping catch on so hard, so quick on all four corners of the globe? What is it about vaporizing besides the visual display of becoming your own personal fog machine that draws so many people to it? 

It all boils down to tar

If you were to ask smokers what they hate about smoking, I can guarantee you that a lot of their complaints can be traced to the fact that they’re burning stuff to enjoy the biochemical compound they’re trying to get from whatever plant stuff they’re smoking.

Whether you are smoking a bowl full of tobacco leaves, crushed or otherwise, or you’re smoking some good old stinky and sticky marijuana buds, it’s the same thing. You’re burning stuff. And let me tell you, burning is bad news.

Just how bad? Well, first of all, there are several hundred chemicals released by burning. A lot of these are cancer causing. A lot of these are highly toxic and irritate muscle tissue. I’m not just talking about the tissues in your skin or even in your muscles. I’m talking about the tissues in your lungs. Those sensitive tissues. 

Worse yet, when you burn any kind of plant material, you create tar. If you don’t know what tar is, go out on a highway, preferably a black top highway. If you live in the United States countryside, you can see blacktop highways as far as the eye could see. 

In fact, a lot of highways still use blacktop. Well, if you’ve seen that asphalt being laid on the road, you are looking at tar. That’s right! That is the sticky, nasty, stinky material that you are essentially painting into the sensitive, thin and vulnerable lining of your lungs. 

If you still don’t get it, take a look at Google images listings of smoker’s lungs. When you compare the healthy pink lungs of people who don’t smoke to the almost black lungs of smokers, you can see the long term impact of tar. 

Let me break it down for you: tar is bad news. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out. Lung cancer is one of the biggest killers of our modern time. Every single year, like clockwork, year after year, millions upon millions of people die unnecessary deaths because they chose to smoke.

Please understand I didn’t say they chose to ingest nicotine or they chose to enjoy marijuana. It’s because they chose to smoke. In other words, they chose to burn stuff and then ingest that smoke into their lungs complete with tar. 

This is why vaporizing is just going out of control. And that’s a good thing. The more people switch to vaping, the better. Sure, there have been recent reports regarding its health complications and overall safety. I’m sure you probably have heard of e-cigarettes exploding or vaporizers suffering all sorts of short circuits.

There have even been fires reported from time to time. But let me tell you, that is a very small risk to take compared to the almost guaranteed certainty that you’re going to run into some forms of health issues if you continue to ingest tar.

Even if you don’t come down with lung cancer, you still have to dodge the bullet of cardiopulmonary disease and emphysema. Not to mention hypertension and other heart issues connected with smoking. It’s bad news!

So do yourself a big favor. Switch to a vaporizer and eventually, you might want to switch to e-cigarettes. By ingesting e-liquids that don’t have nicotine, you get to enjoy everything about the smoking and vaping lifestyle with none of the health baggage. Yes! It’s possible! We definitely have the technology to pull this off.

Vaporizing is a lot of fun. It’s definitely a lot of fun to watch. But you now have a lot more choices than before. Best of all, people are now choosing to ingest water vapor instead of nasty tar containing smoke.