1 - Is Vaping the same as Smoking?
Vaping is not the same as smoking. Study after study is finding that vaporizing is much safer than traditional smoking methods. Because vaping does not involve combustion, the number of carcinogens you introduce to your body is significantly decreased. Carcinogens are the substances capable of causing cancer in living tissue(aka stuff you definitely don’t want in your body).
2 - Do Portable vaporizers constantly need to be charged?
If you are considering getting a portable vape, you may have heard stories about how "a friend of a friend" used a vape pen once and it needed to be charged immediately, the battery life is terrible, and nothing worked correctly.
The "friend of a friend" is likely an early adopter—someone who buys new technology immediately after release. If they had a negative experience, chances are they never went back. This is significant for you because portable vape pen technology continues to progress and improve. Portable vapes can now last multiple days on a single charge. How long the charge lasts ultimately depends on how the vaporizer is used and stored. Regardless of your battery life, most chargers are small enough to carry around anywhere you travel—plus many vapes can be charged using a cell phone charger.
3- Do portable vaporizers break easily?
In short, they should not ‘break very easily’. Portable vaporizers are small electronic devices composed of even smaller components. A typical vape pen consists of a battery, coil attachment, and mouthpiece. A portable vaporizer is an electronic device, and although rare, issues can occur—even an iPhone can run into issues. However, treat your vaporizer with care, and it will be by your side for many vape sessions to come.
- Coils: Especially with vape pens for wax, you will need to replace your coils periodically. Wax is very sticky business and the lifespan of a coil depends on how often it is used and how it is handled during that time.
- Mouthpiece: The mouthpiece can be replaced if you lose it, want a different color or its too ‘gunked’ up with residue—residue build up will reduce airflow and limit your experience. If you don’t want to buy a new mouthpiece, learn how to clean it here.
- Battery: The battery will not last forever and there are ways to maximize its lifespan. Always turn the battery off after each use and store it in a cool dry place. Never leave your vape charging overnight—and just as important, do not leave a drained battery without any power for long periods. This should be obvious, but keep your batteries away from water and other liquids!