Many people have heard of the benefits of vaping nicotine as opposed to smoking cigarettes.
But did you know vaping your cannabis instead of smoking it also has its share of health benefits as well?
There’s a lot of evidence that supports smoking just about anything, even a beneficial substance, can be harmful to the integrity of your lungs. Perhaps this is why so many cigarette and weed smokers are opting for the vape pen– on top of smelling fresher and littering less.
We put together a list of five awesome health benefits of vaping weed so you can make an informed decision before buying yourself a pen.
Check out our guide below!
FIVE INCREDIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS OF VAPING WEED
Is the age of the coughing fit over? It just might be as vaping cannabis catches on.
1. Vape contains substantially fewer toxins than smoke
Smoking weed may be less harmful than smoking cigarettes, but smoking weed can still be pretty harmful.
The process of combusting marijuana can create different carcinogens (plus tar) that can cause lung infections.
Vaping weed, on the other hand, doesn’t involve combust marijuana in the way using a pipe or bong does. When vaping, somewhere around 95% of the vapor you’re getting contains those sweet cannabinoids– and that means you’re getting a 95% lung irritant-free puff every time.
When smoking a joint or blunt, over 88% of the smoke you’re inhaling contains lung irritants and particles that aren’t cannabinoids. That’s a pretty substantial difference, don’t you think?
When you think about the carcinogen reduction that happens, it makes a lot of sense why healthy people should invest in vaping.
For cancer patients who use cannabis medicinally to treat nausea during treatment, enjoying the added benefit of a healthier puff is wonderful. Choosing to fight their cancer through alternative methods, like using vapor instead of smoke, is a lot more comfortable on the lungs.
2. You inhale a lot less “smoke”
If you’re not a fan of taking huge drags and coughing your brains out, then one of the best benefits of vaping weed for you would definitely be the small amount of vapor.
Inhaling any smoke-like substance is rough on your lungs. Vaping allows you to get that 95% cannabinoid vapor we mentioned into your lungs through water vapor rather than rough smoke. Your lungs will also absorb the vapor within mere seconds of taking a puff– meaning you won’t need to take deep or multiple puffs when vaping.
Plus, you’re essentially getting rid of the “smoke” factor entirely. Vaporizers produce a very tiny amount of odor, depending on the device or oil you may be using. Compared to the very strong odor of combusting marijuana, weed vapor is virtually non-existent and doesn’t offend others as much.
Health-wise, if you are easily nauseated by the smell of weed or strong odors in general, vaping can help you use cannabis without feeling sick by the smell.
Many vaping enthusiasts also boast that vaping marijuana is more flavorful than smoking it. This is probably because vaping is a lot cleaner than burning weed.
Think about it: You’re sucking the smoke of a burnt plant into your mouth and breathing it in and out. You’re likely just tasting the smoke and not so much the weed itself, which can be a delectable experience.
Vaping lets you enjoy weed with much ease. Your breath will definitely be fresher from vaping and your oral health will improve as well.
3. It’ll save you money
This might sound nuts at first. Vape setups can cost hundreds of dollars, right?
You can definitely get vape starter kits for less than you think, but even if you invest in an expensive setup you’ll still be saving money in the long run.
After purchasing a vaping device, each puff you make is saving you money because you’re getting a lot more cannabinoids into your body.
Do the math.
How much money do you think you’ve spent on weed alone? How much money have you spent on the accessories needed to smoke it? Things like wraps, papers, bongs, pipes, etc. add up. With that intense 88% non-cannabinoid smoke, you’re actually wasting a lot of material and cash on a low-grade high. Vaping fixes this.
Plus, studies have shown that vaporizers convert around 45% of the supplied THC into vapor, where a typical joint only converts about 25% of the supplied THC into smoke.
4. Vape can undo some serious damage from smoking
Sounds unbelievable, right?
In the early 2000’s one particular study took a group of regular pot smokers who all suffered from different respiratory symptoms and had them try vaping for 30 days. The result was significant improvements in the respiratory symptoms and overall better lung health.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that vapor can “heal” damage done by regular smoking and lung irritation. Vaporizing weed serves as a less-irritating alternative. Vaping can allow the lungs to heal on their own (as much as they can) from previous years of smoking actual cigarettes or joints.
Not only does vaporizing weed make your lungs feel better, but they can also help them undo symptomatic damage. Imagine being able to finally breathe easy through vaping.
5. Pain treatment works much quicker
Everybody smokes weed for various reasons– recreation, nausea, to increase appetite, stress, anxiety. Many people use marijuana medicinally to treat chronic aches and pains as well.
Through vaping, you’ll get that instant pain relief from cannabis. Sometimes when pain is particularly intense it might feel like that sweet pain-relieving cannabis is taking its sweet time to get to work. Menstrual cramps and Crohn’s disease are just two conditions that cause sudden and intense pain.
Vaping is the quickest way to experience pain relief from weed and is particularly great for people who need instant pain reduction.