Vaping vs. Smoking

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In recent years, vaping and e-cigarettes have risen in popularity, often being used as a substitute for smoking regular cigarettes and even helping people to quit smoking altogether. Many people see vaping as a healthier and safer alternative to smoking, although the full health effects aren’t yet fully known since it is a relatively new phenomenon.

As well as common ways of using CBD such as oils, tinctures, and edibles, you can also purchase CBD flower to smoke or vape in a dry herb vaporizer, or CBD vape oil to vape in regular e-cigarettes. So, if you prefer inhaling rather than ingesting, then let’s look at some of the differences between smoking and vaping to help you decide the best way to reap the benefits of CBD.

Smoking CBD flower

CBD flower or hemp flower can be rolled up and smoked just like people smoke weed, the difference being that CBD flower doesn’t produce the intoxicating effects of weed due to its trace THC content. Smoking CBD flower produces effects quickly because it is absorbed by the body almost instantly, as opposed to eating CBD edibles that must be digested before being properly absorbed. The effects are usually fairly strong but not as long-lasting as edibles.

Smoking CBD is not as harmful to your body as smoking tobacco since it is a natural flower without things like nicotine that are found in regular cigarettes. However, inhaling smoke into your lungs in any manner can do damage over time, so keep this in mind when making your choice.

Vaping CBD

Another alternative for CBD flower is to use a dry herb vaporizer to vape your CBD. The flower is heated in the vaporizer rather than being burned, generally producing a smoother and better-tasting vapor compared to smoke. Like smoking, CBD vapor absorbs quickly into your bloodstream for fast-acting effects, and it may even be easier to absorb and more effective than smoking.

Or you can use a regular e-cigarette or vape pen that requires oil to vape. You can’t just put regular CBD oil in these devices, though. Specific CBD vape oil or vape juice is required to vape your CBD in this way. Again, many people prefer the sensation of inhaling CBD this way when compared to inhaling smoke.

It is believed that vaping CBD presents less risk and fewer side effects in the long term compared to smoking it, although research into this is still in its infancy, so there are no hard and fast facts about the safety of vaping vs. smoking CBD.

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