Before you jump in head-first you should know about Vaporizers.
Before we get into the pros and cons lets do a quick primer on vaporizing.
Vaporizers are known as Electronic cigarette's but there is numerous type of Vaporize. Some Vaporizers just carry a liquid, sometimes referred to as e-juice or e-liquid, which is a mixture of propylene glycol, glycerin, flavors and sometimes nicotine but some advanced products can vapor the chemical content from herbs or tobacco directly.
Compare that with a standard Bic lighter, which produces a flame approximately 1100-1500 degrees Fahrenheit. A vaporizer heats the tobacco to around 365 degrees turning the chemical content into vapor, without actually burning or combusting tobacco. The user then inhales the nearly 100% active ingredients vapor. This is important because at least, 43 constituents after burning cigarette are carcinogens while others are poisonous.
Now you know what vaporizing is but before you jump in head-first, check out these pros and cons of vaping to see if it's for you…
Healthier Alternative to traditional "flame" smoking
Traditional cigarette pollutes the environment and harmful to both the smokers and nonsmokers around them. Vaping minimizes the harm by reducing your exposure to tobacco and lowering production of smoke to the environment. One cigarette contains over 4000 chemicals which include 400 toxic chemicals harmful to human health and 43 carcinogenic compounds. The chemicals range from arsenic to formaldehyde. However, vaporizers reduce or even eliminate all the chemicals.
Less odor than other smoking methods
Smoking exposes smokers and people around to the smell of tobacco. The liquid in a vaporizer is scentless. It does not release any smell to the environment. Traditional cigarettes produce the smell that remains in the smoker's clothes and skin for a long time. Hence, smokers have to wash their hands every time they smoke a cigarette and wash their clothes every day to rid the smell. Vaporizers eliminate this hustle. In addition, the inhaled fluid within vaporizers is colorless, which avoids the staining of the smoker's finger and teeth. Vaporizing does not involve any burning and this protects the smokers' skin.
Wide Variety of Vaping Liquids to Choose
Vaping liquids have different flavors to satisfy different tastes. Smokers can choose the same flavor of vaping liquids as their favorite cigarettes. For instance, smokers who prefer menthol cigarettes can use menthol vaping liquids. Those who prefer traditional cigarette can enjoy tobacco flavored vaping liquids. The vapor is scentless despite the flavors of the vaping liquid
If you are going to invest in a vaporizer worth having it is going to cost you a pretty penny. Vaporizers come in a variety of forms – Volcano, Vape Pens, Whip Vaporizers – all of which are going to put a dent in your pocket.
Be careful of buying a vaporizer with a price that's too good to be true. There are many cheap imitations in the market. A very cheap vaporizer is most likely an imitation. Some of the vape pens combust herbs instead of vaporizing the useful chemicals. Just remember to be careful and cautious and do not waste your money on imitations.
Somewhat harder to find oil/wax
If you opt for an oil/ wax vaporizer you might find it a little harder to score the necessary oil/ wax from your supplier.
Vaping Does Not Help With Quitting Addiction
Although vaporizers offer smokers an opportunity to choose a vape liquid or e-liquid that has no nicotine, there are no specific standards and confirmation on the e-liquid due to the lack of regulations. Some companies offer e-liquids with nicotine, which makes it difficult for consumers trying to overcome the addiction to nicotine. Such products only replace the cigarette with a vaporizer but retain the amount of nicotine. Therefore, consumers just continue to maintain their nicotine intake but avoid the chemicals found in cigarettes.