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How to Use a Vape the Right Way

by: Anthony E. | 09/23/20 7:41PM

Did you know that despite the popularity of modern vaporization, many people if not most out there are not actually using them correctly? It is true, and it does not matter what you have as a vaporizer as much as how you use it. While setting the proper temperature and loading the atomizer should be common sense, other factors such as inhalation methods are often overlooked. You could be getting more out of your sessions and in fact, you could actually be wasting your material. If you have never heard of mouth-to-lung or direct-lung, this article is for you. Here we will be looking at these issues and informing you on how to properly utilize your vaporizer.

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Which Vape Should I Start With

by: Anthony E. | 09/23/20 5:27PM

With so many vaporizers on the market, choosing one in particular can be quite the daunting task. This is especially true for beginners. By narrowing down the choices we can begin to get a better look at which vapes would be better suited for our needs. Some come to vaping for medical reasons, while others simply wish to enjoy sessions as an enthusiast. Whatever your preference, we can help guide you to the right type of vape. Here we will be looking at the various vapes available and their intended uses. You can always have more than one, and no matter what you end up choosing, the choice will be yours to make. Certain vapes can have various uses, and it is always a good idea to have the right vape for any particular session.

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Is it Okay to Vape and Smoke at the Same Time

by: Anthony E. | 09/23/20 5:07PM

Most people who vape came from a former lifestyle of smoking. Others came to vaping due to injury or medical necessity. Some are simply enthusiasts. No matter what your position is, there is no denying that vaping, although arguable, can be a healthier alternative. While there are some who want the best of both worlds, there are vapes available that can offer these two modalities. Studies have shown that vaping is a much better experience for your body over smoking. The popularity of smoking can be an enjoyable one as well, though there are better ways to enjoy your dry herbs. Here we will be taking a closer look at these types of vapes and why you would want to choose one modality over the other.

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Is Vaping Cheaper than Smoking

by: Anthony E. | 09/23/20 4:47PM

Vaping and smoking are the two most popular forms of herbal consumption. Whether you choose to smoke dry herbs, or vape wax and e-juice, you are sure to find something to suit your needs in either category. The problem here is that there are unforeseen costs that many do not consider. Sure, you might need a lighter to smoke, or a dabber for your wax, though there is a costlier aspect that many do not see until it is too late. Most of these are the cost of accessories and the materials being smoked or vaped. Another is the health aspect that can come at a price. There is a reason why many choose to transition over to vaping instead of smoking. Here we will be exploring these and more as we delve into which modality is the most cost effective.

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Are Bongs Better Than Pipes

by: Anthony E. | 09/22/20 6:49PM

When it comes to smoking, we all love a good Sherlock pipe, or maybe even just a nice color-changing spoon. The truth is that there is lots to choose from in the smoking world. While some pipes can even incorporate water, such as a bubbler, other pipes can cool down the smoke using an elongated tube. It is true that most of these pipes can be much cheaper than a standard bong, though this does not imply that they are also better. You often get what you pay for, and here we will be looking at the many wonderful creations that smoking technology has provided us over the years concerning the many different types of bongs out there. We will also be looking at how these devices are also better in terms of cooling and filtration.

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Are Silicone Pipes Dangerous

by: Chelsea O. | 09/22/20 4:01PM

With the popularity of smoking on the rise, it is no surprise to see other materials being used to create pipes and bongs. Typically, the majority of smokers prefer glass for their pipe or bong of choice. This is due to the fact glass has non-reactive properties, making it so your last hit will still be as good as the first (as long as you properly maintain your device). However, the downfall to glass is how fragile they are, and many smokers have dealt with the accidental drop that has ruined their favorite piece. To help combat this issue, companies began to use other materials to create more durable pipes, with the most common alternative to glass being silicone.

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What Is a Banger for a Dab Rig?

by: Aaron B. | 09/22/20 2:30PM

With the increase in dabbing, it comes as no surprise many new options and tools have been making their way onto the market. While innovation has created a rise in tools and options, it can be slightly intimidating to those not familiar with the essentials required for their first dabbing experience. While many are familiar with the dab rig term, it can be easy to get confused with so many different terms (such as banger, carb cap, or dab nail). This article will help to clarify one of the more essential dabbing components - the banger. 

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Are You Supposed to Inhale When You Vape

by: Chelsea O. | 09/21/20 2:30PM

When it comes to vaping, many new users tend to have a few questions. Common ones can include things such as: “do you inhale the vapor?”, “which technique provides a more powerful hit?”, or “how many inhalation methods are there?”. While questions of this nature might sound ridiculous, they are not foolish. After all, every person who vapes wants to have the best experience they can get, and there are multiple inhalation methods for users to choose from (with each method providing a different overall experience)

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Can You Bring Vape on a Plane

by: Aaron B. | 09/19/20 2:30PM

While it is hard for many of us to remember a time when you could smoke on board a long international flight, there used to be a time frame when it was accepted. Nowadays we are reminded right away with clear “NO SMOKING” signs throughout the plane. However, while vaping tends to fall in a similar category as smoking, it is not exactly the same thing. Leading many vapers to wonder what exactly is allowed while traveling with a vape. Can you bring your vaping device on the plane? How do you handle the security checkpoint? To understand what is allowed and what you need to do, keep this helpful information in mind.

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What Is the Most Ideal Vape Temperature

by: Aaron B. | 09/14/20 2:30PM

When it comes to vaping our favorite dry herbs and concentrates, we all have our own temperature preferences. Some of us like to vape at high temperatures to get the most vapor, while others prefer to take it slow and go at a much lower temperature for the most flavor. No matter your tastes, there is an ideal range for every type of vaping modality. Whether you enjoy dry herbs or wax, certain temperature settings can make a profound difference in your vape session. Not all material will vape the same, and it is crucial to know what settings can give you the most bang for your buck. Here we will be looking at these differences and how to achieve the best temperature setting for your vape material.  

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What Was the First Vape Ever Created?

by: Anthony E. | 09/11/20 2:29PM

Since the dawn of man, there have been a plethora of ways to consume everything from dry herbs to resins found in plants and trees. New ways to inhale the smoke and vapors from these materials has been an intriguing journey. From the shamans of ancient Peru to modern-day medicine, vaporization has evolved and taken on new demographics in the pursuit of what we all want: happiness. Improving our state of well-being has always been a worthwhile endeavor, with vaporization at the cusp of supporting that premise. Here we will be taking a look at the first methods used to consume various materials through the use of vaporization, and how they evolved from more primitive ways such as smoking.

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7 Smoking Pipes that will Surprise You

by: Robert H. | 09/10/20 2:30PM

One of the hardest things to do is pick out the ‘perfect’ pipe. Well, good news, it isn’t necessary to find the ‘perfect’ pipe. That being said, given the tremendous amount of diversity in pipes these days, it can be daunting to just pick one out that will suffice or find the badass thing to impress the friends with. This means that there are a ton of different types of pipes that are often left overlooked and underappreciated. As such, check out the seven types of pipes below to get an idea of some hidden gems that will shock you without badass they are.

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Should You Vape Indoors

by: Chelsea O. | 09/09/20 2:30PM

One of the definite perks of vaping is the discretion it allows. Vapers are able to vape their favorite herb or concentrate while still appearing as just any typical e-cigarette vaper. Due to this, where and when you can vape offers a much broader option than for those who are smoking out of a silicone pipe or a glass bong. However, some people are not comfortable vaping in public and prefer the luxury of vaping in their own home; which stems the question - should you vape indoors? Is it safe? Does it create the same presence as if you were smoking in your home?

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What Are Some of The Most Fun Vaping Activities?

by: Anthony E. | 09/08/20 2:30PM

Vaping can be one of the most memorable moments in a person’s life and adding to it with a fun activity guarantees it will never be forgotten. While some people enjoy leisure activities such as going to a movie or taking a stroll through the park, others prefer a more rigorous routine such as exercise. it is no secret that vaping can bring people together, making it a social activity. Nevertheless, some people prefer to have fun on their own and stick to a more personal experience. Here we will be looking at some of the most enjoyable things you can do while you are vaping.

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What Are 10 of The Best Dry Herbs to Vape?

by: Anthony E. | 09/03/20 2:30PM

Vaporization has opened a whole new world of dry herb possibilities. In the past, the thought of smoking something like St. John’s Wort would have been met with raised eyebrows. Today, things are much different. There is a wide range of dry herbs that are suitable for use in a vaporizer. Amazingly enough, some of these herbs can even be found in your kitchen cabinet. Others however will likely have to be sourced through a botanical shop. Here we will be looking at various dry herbs and their benefits, as well as the proper temperatures to vape them at in order to achieve the desired results. While these are considered natural in comparison to something like tobacco, it should be noted that none of these are intended to replace your medications, and you should definitely consider discussing these options with your doctor.

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Cool Pokemon Pipes and Smoking Accessories

by: Chelsea O. | 09/02/20 2:30PM

When it comes to smoking, it is meant to be fun. So it comes as no surprise you can find plenty of amazing novelty themes to choose from. These entertaining options can include Alice in Wonderland, Christmas, Jack Skellington, animals, and a wide variety of other options. While some devices and tools just add amusement, others can showcase very impressive works of art.  One of the best parts of themed pipes and smoking accessories, is you do not have to compromise the quality of the product for the appearance. There are plenty of quality products available to showcase your quirky side, without having to just showcase your novelty item on a shelf. These amazing options are just as effective as any of your other high-quality pipes and smoking products, all you have to do is make sure to choose an option from a reputable site or brand. While these options are far from the only ones available if you are looking to add some entertainment to your smoking or vaping experience, try selecting one of these cool Pokemon pipes and smoking accessories. 

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Should I be Vaping?

by: Robert H. | 08/24/20 2:29PM

First and foremost, the most important thing to remember about vaping is that it is all about the person – in other words, there is no ‘right’ answer to this question. Is the idea of enjoying herb or wax without worrying about a lighter appealing? Then, yes. Is the idea of enjoying herb or wax (or oil) without breathing in smoke appealing? Then, yes. Is a compact and powerful tool appealing to you? Then, yes. Even if the answers to some of those are “no” or “maybe” that still doesn’t mean that someone shouldn’t try vaping. Given that the whole question is so case specific, below are a number of different questions that help to break down the most important considerations.

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How Shortfill E-Liquids Provide Flexibility to Vapers

by: Joe C. | 08/17/20 2:30PM

Vapers who can buy e-liquid with nicotine in any strength and bottle size that they want probably have not heard of shortfill e-liquid, but it is out there and it's certainly worth knowing about if your e-liquid purchases are regulated in terms of nicotine strength, bottle size, or flavor. While immensely popular with vapers in the United Kingdom due to TPD regulations imposed on retail e-liquid sales that prevent vapers from buying vape juice that contains nicotine in bottles bigger than 10 mL and with a strength no higher than 20 mg/mL, shortfills are also popular with vapers impacted by bans on flavored e-liquids. If you're wondering why this is, the reason is because shortfills are designed to have either nicotine shots or flavor shots added to them.

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What is the point of a pipe screen

by: Colby M. | 08/10/20 2:30PM

If you have ever used a smoking pipe, chances are you have heard the term ‘pipe screen.’ If you have not, no worries. Pipe screens are small cylindrical mesh-like accessories that are inserted into your bowl to tamp down on clogs and scooby snacks. Pipe screens are usually made from brass or stainless steel and come in large packs. You can also find glass pipe screens as well. Large packs are great for pipe screens because they get replaced frequently between a certain number of smoking sessions. You might be wondering, what is a scooby snack? Scooby snacks refer to small chunks of herb that accidentally get sucked into the neck or mouthpiece of a smoking pipe forcing the user to unclog their pipe or accidentally inhale them. Either way, they can be super annoying to deal with. With a pipe screen, you can prevent scooby snacks from occurring. In the next section we will break down the pros and cons of utilizing pipe screens to improve your smoking experience.

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