Vaporization is an alternative to smoking and the healthiest way to enjoy tobacco and legal herbs is through the use of a herbal vaporizer. Vaporizers use a central heating element, often a ceramic heating coil, to heat the plant material to the boiling point of the active ingredient you are consuming. The active ingredient is released as a vapor which can then be inhaled, similar to inhaling the steam produced from a pot of boiling water. Rather than burning the product, which produces irritating, toxic, and carcinogenic by-products, and the taste of smoke, since no combustion occurs with vaporization, no smoke or taste of smoke is present.
The vapor from an herbal vaporizer ideally contains virtually zero particulate matter (chemicals, pesticides, lighter fluid) or tar, and significantly lower concentrations of noxious gases such as carbon monoxide. The extracted vapor is collected in a jar or inflatable bag, or inhaled directly through a flexible hose or pipe. With little to no smoke produced with an herbal vaporizer, cooler temperatures, and less material required to achieve a given level of effect, the irritating and harmful effects of smoking are greatly reduced (or eliminated) as is secondhand smoke.
In addition, burning the plant material actually burns over 40% of the active ingredient, making vaporizing a much more effective and efficient way to enjoy your tobacco.
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