Vaping is not the same as smoking. Vaping vs smoking studies are 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).
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.
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.