What is the point of a Vape?

Vapes are meant to heat dry herbs, wax or oils to a certain temperature and turn them into vapors.  Discover all the different types of vapes and forms of vaporization.

by: Colby M. | 03/30/20 2:30PM

 

The Short Answer

Suffice it to say vaping has exploded in popularity within the last five to ten years. From a relatively underground phenomenon to a global culture, vaping is here to stay. So, what exactly is the point of vaping anyways? In its simplest form, vaping is a substitute for old school smoking that has been lauded as being cleaner, low profile, and beyond easy to take on the go. In comparison to traditional cigarettes, which require the user to keep track of multiple accoutrement from lighters to the tobacco itself, vaping aims to make things easier by including all of these elements in a single unit.

 

The Short Answer

In their simplest form, vaporizers are designed to heat up e-liquids, waxes, oils, and dry herbs via a battery source. The heated product is then turned into a vapor which is inhaled through a mouthpiece. There are multiple types of vaporizers ranging from pens to box mods to desktop units. Choosing a vaporizer comes down to personal preference and the needs of the user themselves. For example, some folks will opt for a super simplistic vaporizer like a JUUL which is the pinnacle of portability and convenience. On the other hand, there are users who enjoy producing large clouds of vapor and want a voluminous smoke that comes with a box mod vape. Regardless, there is no “best” vaporizer when it comes to vaping. The concept of “best” is purely subjective to each person.

Vapes for Quitting Cigarettes

Vapes for Quitting Cigarettes

One of the biggest draws to vaping is its viability as a tobacco substitute. As we all know, there is an innumerable number of health-related risks associated with tobacco products — a notable example being how impure and dirty normal tobacco smoke can be (think tar and carcinogens). With vaping users can still enjoy the nicotine contained in tobacco products without the negatives of the tobacco itself. Whether vaping is the best substitute to traditional smoking is up for debate. The answer will depend entirely on who you ask. 

Vaping Dry Herbs vs Smoking Dry Herbs

Vaping Dry Herbs vs Smoking Dry Herbs

Another relatively new phenomenon within the vaping community is dry herb vaporizers which has quickly become a revolutionary way to smoke dry herbs. Traditionally, dry herbs are smoked via pure combustion, i.e. a direct flame from a lighter. This process ‘denatures’ the natural chemical makeup of the herb itself leading to increased exposure to carcinogens. With dry herb vaporizers the heating process is completely different. Dry herb vaporizers are designed to provide consistent, low heat to your dry herbs leading to a cleaner and less stinkier smoke. Instead of leaving you with a pile of ash at the end of sesh, dry herb vapes are designed to avoid producing ash.

There a multiple styles of dry herb vaporizers on the market today that range in features and technology. You can easily find simple dry herb vape pens that lack a lot of features but are perfectly capable of getting the job done regardless. On the other hand there are dry herb vape box mods with lighting fast preheating times, convection heating, and bluetooth controls. Truly, the sky is the limit when it comes to dry herb vapes.Go ahead and put the pipe down and upgrade to a dry herb vaporizer — you will not regret. You can easily find a range of dry herb vapes to choose from right here at NY Vape Shop. Happy vaping!