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How Vaping Cannabis Helps Reduce Tobacco Use

How Vaping Cannabis Helps Reduce Tobacco Use

Does cannabis reduce tobacco use? An important question asked these days. Cannabis has been called the devils weed, a schedule 1 drug, and many other names that give the natural occurring plant a bad rep. It is hypothesized that vaping cannabis extracts and using cannabis in general leads to a reduction of the amount of tobacco being consumed.

Some argue that there is no direct relationship between the use of tobacco and cannabis. Others argue the gateway effect or the reverse gateway effect. An additional argument is that the relationship between the two could be due to a psychological association or chemical relationship.

One thing we can agree on, the data collection and research required to make a more educated argument is something that should exist. The tobacco industry has had dark shadow looming over the younger generations for many decades. It would be nice to see a safer alternative substance take the place of tobacco consumption.

Ways Vaping Cannabis Reduces Tobacco Use

A few notable points can be made in favor of the argument that vaping cannabis reduces tobacco use.

Less Spliffs

In most of Europe one of the most popular ways that people consume cannabis is from a 'spliff'. A spliff is a hybrid joint/cigarette that contains part cannabis and part tobacco. In North America people use spliffs as well, but a higher percentage of straight cannabis users. A correlation can be made here that there is a connection between the two substances on the basis of 'psychological association'.

Tobacco in spliffs is used as a filler to make joints last longer. If more cannabis users are using an oil vaporizer they are not being tempted to add extra dry leaf material to make it bigger and longer lasting. One could argue that people will simply switch to a new product that combines tobacco/nicotine juice with THC vape juice. Which in the end would solve nothing. This is a valid argument. However, studies have shown that people who vape cannabis extracts don't mix tobacco concentrates with it. At least not on the same scale as those who mix dry leaf material to create spliffs.

Prevents use by younger generations

This ties a little into the use of spliffs, but as generations continue to get older we will hopefully see a decrease in tobacco users stemming from younger generations. As the influence from older generations gets reduced it will have less of a domino's effect on the ones that follow.

Fights addiction

There are studies done in Canada that propose cannabis is helpful not only in effective pain management but as a substance that helps to fight addiction. There are many studies that try to make a case that cannabis is not a gateway drug. These studies I feel will always show conflicting results as some people can become addicted to the different aspects of cannabis and not necessarily the substance itself.

Prefer cannabis more

A reason that contributes to a reduction in tobacco users is that people prefer cannabis over tobacco. If both were the same price and both as easily accessible, cannabis would be the more popular choice. If people are spending there time on one thing they will often lose interest in another.

Real world observations

It's hard to test the hypothesis that vaping cannabis reduces tobacco use as a study. Test subjects knowing this test is being conducted they may be effected by being aware of the test. For a more educated conclusion on whether or not vaping cannabis reduces tobacco use, real world statistics should be gathered. As time progresses we will be able to gather information and compare the two in more detail.

Conclusion

The data collection and research required to make a more educated argument is something that should exist. The tobacco industry has had dark shadow looming over the younger generations for many decades. It would be nice to see a safer substance that people choose to use in place of tobacco/nicotine.

What are Vapes, Vaporizers and Vape Pens

What are vapes and vaporizers? Understanding the terminology of vaporizers can be a daunting task. I myself though it was pretty cut and dry before I actually attempted to understand them all my self a few years back. I originally thought that there was just one basic type of vaporizer and that there would be different brands that make them. This is far from reality and today we will help you to understand all the different types of vaporizers.

Vaping Tips

What are Vapes and Vaporizers

The two main types of vaporizers we will touch on and the ones that we review here at WorldofVapes are cannabis vaporizers and flavored e-liquid vapes. Cannabis vaporizers come in the form of desktop models and portable models, while flavored e-liquid vapes come in just portable models. After you get a better understanding of the terminology we have a guide that can help you in choosing the best vaporizer.

Cannabis Vaporizers

Cannabis vaporizers are designed to vape the active ingredients in the cannabis plant. Desktop vaporizers are ones that need an external power source to work. Desktop vaporizers are stationary and are made for home use. Some desktop vaporizers have attachments that allow for more then one person to use it at the same time (group session). Portable vaporizers include the heating component and an on board battery that allows you to vape while on the go. For additional vaporizer advice you can read you tips and tricks article here to get the most out of your sessions.

Terminology and Types of Portable Cannabis Vaporizers

Portable vaporizers is where the terminology gets a bit trickier. Under the umbrella of portable vaporizers there are multi material vaporizers, dry herb vaporizers, and concentrate / extract vaporizers.

  • Multi material vaporizers - designed to vape 2 or ore mediums of material. Most multi material vaporizers are designed to vape dry herbs and thicker concentrates such as waxes. Some multi material vaporizers have been made to vape dry herbs, concentrates, and e-liquids.
  • Dry herb vaporizers - the most popular type of portable vaporizer is the dry herb vaporizer. Designed to do only as the name suggests, dry herb vaporizers vape only loose leaf materials.
  • Concentrate / Extract vaporizers - there are a number of different types of devices designed to vape concentrates. There are:
    • Wax pens - shaped like a pen, some made to resemble a pen. Great for using on the go and designed to fit easily in your pocket.
    • Concentrate vaporizer - same same but different.. these can be considered to look similar to portable dry herb vaporizers (and not pen shaped) while being made to vape cannabis concentrates.
    • E-nails - these are concentrate vaporizers that use a water attachment and a nail that heats up. You use a carb cap to trap the heat in with your dab. E-nails can come as full kits or as just the attachment. Many e-nail attachments are being made to work with battery mods that most people use for e-liquid vaporizers.

Flavored E-Liquid Vapes

The most popular type of portable vaporizer is called a 'vape'. To answer the original question 'what are vapes' - vapes are widely used devices across the world that are used to vape flavored e-liquids. Most vape users use a percentage of nicotine with their e-liquids which in many cases help to ease people off the nicotine/smoking habits. You can check out some of the best vape here.

Vaping Tips and Advice for Beginners

Introduction


Vaping is popular in the cannabis community. It offers users a healthier, safer alternative to lighting a joint or smoking a bong. Here we will touch on some vaporizer tips and advice that you may find useful.

Vaping Tips

You might find it daunting when starting out. Here are a handful of tips to help you get the best out of your vaping experience. The key virtue of vaping is that it avoids combustion. Unlike smoking, vaping extracts the main compounds from the plant without burning the plant material. There are two main types of vaporizer. One uses convective heating, while the other uses conductive heating. Convective vaporizers heat the air around the plant material. Conductive vaporizers heat the surface underneath it.

Inhaling cannabis smoke exposes you to many adverse health effects similar to those of smoking tobacco. Because vaping produces vapor instead of smoke, it offers users a healthier alternative to smoking. It also extracts more cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds from your buds. THC, CBD, and other key components in cannabis evaporate at low temperatures (300+°F or 150+°C). Joints, bongs and blunts burn at much higher temperatures and waste a lot of weed. By vaping, you can heat your herb to the exact temperature needed to extract its essential compounds. It also means you use less weed.

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Grinding your material


You first need to grind your herb. Using a grinder helps to break down your cannabis buds to a fine and even quality. This releases more cannabinoids (like THC), from your plant material. Not every dry herb vaporizer needs the same grind. At lot depends on whether you have a conduction vaporizer or a convection vaporizer.If you have a conduction vaporizer, you need to grind your herb as fine as you can. There are a number of reasons for this. First, to transfer heat efficiently, your herb needs to be compact and this is best achieved with a fine grind. Secondly, you want as many particles as possible in contact with the wands in the heating chamber.

The finer your grind, the more particles you'll expose to contact. To grind your herb this level of fineness, you need a proper herb grinder. If you have a convection vaporizer, your herb is heated by the circulation of hot air. So the trick here is to maximize airflow in your herb chamber. Grinding your flower increases the surface-area of exposure of your herb. This means that the hot air will heat it more thoroughly. 'Finger-grinding' produces the more fluffy grind that's perfect for convection vaporizers. But if you’re vaping large amounts, there are herb grinders that provide you with the same effect.

Loading your vaporizer


To pack your vape, you first need to remove the cover to your herb chamber. Then you take your ground herb and gently load it into the chamber. Remember that, when using your vape, air needs to pass through the chamber. So, make sure you don't overfill your herb or pack it too tightly. Give it room to breathe! All vapes are different and have varying heating methods. Convection-style vapes generally perform best with loosely packed herb. On the other hand, conduction-style vapes generally perform best with a tighter pack.

To optimize your vaping sessions, experiment with tighter and looser packs. A lot of this is down to personal preference and experimenting is part of the fun. But packing your vaporizer is essential to producing the experience you want. How you pack your vaporizer depends on whether you have a conduction or convection vaporizer.If you have a conduction vaporizer, pack it tightly, but not so tightly that there's no airflow. The optimal packing-level is different per vaporizer. It also depends on what you like, and ultimately you'll have to experiment yourself.As a general rule, though, if you have a convection vaporizer, pack it loosely to allow a proper airflow. With convection vaporizers, never fill it more than 80%-90% - and never compress it.


Temperature range and its effects


Having packed your vaporizer, you now have to fire it up. Most vapes have adjustable temperature settings, which influences the quality of your vapor. Generally, low temperatures deliver more flavorful hits, while higher temperatures deliver stronger hits. It's a good idea to start at lower temperatures, then work your way up to the higher temperatures. Again, experiment until you find out what's right for you. You should refer to your personal vape manual for specific instructions. The following guidelines provide only general advice.

Different temperatures serve different vaping needs. The higher the heat, the closer you'll come to a smoke-like experience and the stronger effect your vapor will have. However, the higher you set your temperature the more your flavor will spoil. It's called the ‘burnt popcorn taste’. This taste becomes more prevalent the higher in temperature you go. Your vapor will also be harsher, but you’ll get larger and more intense clouds. In general: Low temperatures (320°F/160°C - 356°F/180°C) will give you:

  • best flavor

  • light mental effects

  • very weak bodily effects

Mid temperatures (356°F/180°C - 392°F/200°C) will give you:

  • good flavor

  • moderate to strong mental effects

  • moderate to strong physical effects

High temperatures (392°F/200°C - 446°F/230°C) will give you:

  • harsh flavor

  • intense mental effects

  • very strong physical effects

  • larger, more intense clouds


Battery Conservation


When you think about it, the batteries are the single most important piece of vaping kit. If you don’t have power, you don’t have vapor. When you notice your battery starting to die, don’t let it die completely. Connect it to the charger. It can take an age to charge from scratch, and the last thing you need when you feel like a sesh is a flat battery. When the battery is fully charged, remove it from the charger. It might seem like a good idea to keep it on until you're ready to use it, but this can affect the battery life.

A lot of batteries have what's called ‘ego threading’, which means the charger screws right onto the battery. Don’t over-tighten this, as it could damage the charger or battery. Make sure the battery isn’t getting hot when in use. This is a warning that something’s wrong. Take it out right away and troubleshoot what the problem might be.Don’t use batteries that have rips in the wrapping or are dented or damaged in any other way. These can leak out and damage your device. Most importantly, don’t leave your batteries in direct sunlight. This can cause them to explode. Keep them in a cool dark place.

Size and portability


Vaporizers come in all different shapes and sizes, from desktop to pens. In between is the portable vaporiser, which is a compromise between the power of the desktop and the portability and discreteness of the pen.


Desktop vaporizers are the original dry herb vaporizers. Typically, desktop vapes offer precise temperature control and different options for inhalation. The most common vapor path is a whip style, which is comprised of glass and medical grade tubing to inhale the vapors produced. Forced-air units employ fans to drive heat over the vaping materials. Because of their size, desktop vaporizers are for home use.


Portable vaporizers offer the option of on-the-go vaping. Thanks to rechargeable batteries, these vapes are not tied to an outlet. While some offer dual functionality, the majority are optimized for either dry herb or concentrate vaping. The quality of the vapor created varies, depending on the type of heating element employed. Ceramic or glass offers better flavor.


Vape pens are generally conduction vaporizers - that is, they heat material directly against the heating element. This means a vape pen may not have the kind of vapor purity that a portable vaporizer or desktop vape has. But it’s certainly more discreet, easy-to-use, and affordable. Vape pens come in three types: dry herb pens, wax pens, and e-liquid pens. Some vape pens are hybrid. Vape pens offer the most inconspicuous usage and usability for the beginner.

Final tips


  1. Clean your vape after every session. Herb is sticky after exposure to heat. For smooth running sessions, you definitely need to clean your vape of any old residue.

  2. Avoid poking sharp metallic objects down your herb chamber, because this may cause damage. Instead, use a slightly damp cotton swab to clean the inside of the chamber.

  3. Make sure your vape is charged! If your vape isn’t charged, this can seriously ruin your session by cutting it short.

  4. Avoid the wrong herbs. Wet herbs won’t vaporize properly. Neither will overly dry herbs. If you can crush the herb into a powder between your fingers, don’t use it.


Enjoy!


We hope these tips help you avoid the most common stumbling blocks when starting to vape. If you are looking to learn more about vaporizers you can read our article on how to choose the best vaporizer here.

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CBD Vaporizer Pen – hmbldt – Sleep, Relief, Passion, Aroused

hmbldt Dose Pens

The pre-filled hmbldt dose pen - What would you like it to do for you? Help you sleep, make you more bliss, give you more passion, keep you calm, provide relief, get you aroused? If you answered yes to any of those possibilities, there is a hmbldt dose pen that will do that for you. The herbal blends are pre-filled into a small capsule which are part of a very compact inhalation powered portable vaporizer. Each capsule gives you 200 doses of 2.5mg herbal draws. The hmbldt dose pens are made with organic hemp THC and CBD oil. Continue reading to learn more about these innovative cannabis devices.

hmbidt dose pens for cannabis oil

Technology Behind the hmbldt Dose Pen for Cannabis Oil

The hmbldt dose pens are designed to be very consistent with the hits you get. These pens are meant for feeling, healing and emotion reasons. The pens are able to be very consistent with the effect they are each designed for. Each herbal blend is made with a certain percentage of THC compounds and a certain percentage of CBD compounds, with a variation of terpenes. Consistent dosage is guaranteed through three innovative features that are built into each recyclable dose pen. Each dose pen has built in temperature control, airflow control and timing control features.

About hmbldt's herbal THC CBD formulas

  • Contains no chemical fillers
  • CBD Rich - Combining the CBD compound with the THC compound the hmbltd's herbal formulas use ratios that help to optimize the health benefits of the hemp plant.
  • Humboldt County, CA grown - All cannabis that is used in hmbldt's formulas are sourced by a partnership of growers that follow organic and bio-dynamic agriculture.

hmbldt Bliss Formula Dose Pen

The hmbldt Bliss formula is made with a 9:1 THC : CBD ratio. This formula is made with 88% Cannabinoids and 12% Terpenes. The prefilled dose pen that you can get with the Bliss formula gives you 200 doses at 2.5mg per dose. The hmbldt thc cbd pen gives accurate doses that are activated as you breathe in, this is followed by the vaporizer pen vibrating.

hmbldt Passion Formula Dose Pen

The hmbldt Passion formula is THC dominant and blended with myrcene and limonene. This formula delivers a euphoric feeling designed to increase sensuality and heighten your sexual experience.

hmbldt Calm Formula Dose Pen

The hmbldt Calm formula is a CBD dominant formula that utilizes the anti anxiety properties of CBD and is made with the calming effects of myrcene and the balancing influences of beta-caryophyllene and limonene.

hmbldt Sleep Formula Dose Pen

The hmbldt Sleep formula is made with a 8:1 THC : CBD ratio. This formula is made with 88% Cannabinoids and 12% Terpenes. The formula is made with terpenes that promote sleep.

hmbldt Relief Formula Dose Pen

The hmbldt Relief formula is a CBD-rich blend that has a balance of a 2:1 THC : CBD and is designed to ease a variety of pain conditions. This formula is said to provide excellent relief for mild to moderate pain.

hmbldt Arouse Formula Dose Pen

The hmbldt Arouse formula is a THC-forward formula designed to relax your mind and body. This formula uses a precise terpene blend featuring linalool and farnesene, to help you feel aroused and enhance your excitement naturally.

hmbldt has seen a great deal of positive press and is making a big name for themselves in the cannabis industry. If yuo would like to know more about hmbldt you can visit their official site here.

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