How to use a portable vaporizer?
If you’re an avid cannabis user, or if you’ve recently tried marijuana for the first time and want to know more about how to use a portable vaporizer, this article is for you!
What are vaporizers?
Vaporizers are devices that can be used with ground herbaceous materials like weed or tobacco. Dry herb vaporizers work by heating up the materials to release their active ingredients into a vapor form. This means that they don’t combust and release smoke into the air like traditional methods of smoking do, which makes them much healthier.
There are many types of vaporizers and they come in a range of designs, shapes and sizes. They can be anything from an elaborate hookah pipe-style apparatus to a simple pen that you can take with you anywhere.
So, what is the difference between using a vaporizer and smoking?
Well, the main benefit is that by using one you don’t have to inhale smoke. Vaporizers usually deliver active ingredients in vapor form which means that it doesn’t irritate your lungs or throat like smoke does. It also means that the ingredients get absorbed more quickly into your body than they do with smoking.
When you inhale smoke, it might travel a long way into your lungs making you cough. When you use a vaporizer, the vapor is easier for your body to ‘absorb’ and there’s much less irritation too. This means that the experience is much smoother and more enjoyable overall.
Benefits of using vaporizers
One other benefit of vaporizers is that they come in a variety of different kinds of ways to deliver the vapor, including water pipes and bongs as well as tiny little pen-style ones which are super portable.
One of the main reasons that people choose to smoke is because it’s a cheap way to get high. But this isn’t something you really have to worry about with vaporizers, as they are more expensive than basic bongs and pipes. If you want something that is cheaper, then you could always try out a bong or pipe for your first experience!
Types of vaporizers
Some vaporizers use batteries, and some can be plugged in to a socket like a kettle. If your vape uses a battery, make sure that you charge it before using it for the first time! Different types of vapes also have different kinds of heat settings that alter how hot they get or how strong the effects are. You’ll probably want to experiment a little to see which one you like the best.
While there are many kinds of vaporizers, one of the most popular ones at the moment is the electronic cigarette because it’s so discreet and far less obvious than a bong or hookah pipe. You can find out more about these on our homepage here!
You might also be interested in reading our article about different types of portable vaporizers you can buy, including electronic cigarettes and vape pens. This article should hopefully give you some more information about features, advantages, and disadvantages if you’ve come across one and would like to know what it’s all about.
Portable Vaporizer vs Bong
One of the most common questions that we get asked is how vaporizers compare to bongs and pipes.
The term ‘vaporizer’ can refer to several different things, but if you’re looking for a vaping-style experience rather than a smoking one, you need something that’s going to vaporize or release active ingredients into vapors rather than smoke. This means that there will be much less irritation in your throat and lungs, making it easier for you to inhale the active ingredients without doing damage.
You probably know how a bong works – you fill up the base with water and then smoke passes through the water, cools down and comes out clean at the end.
Other things to consider when using a Portable Vaporizer
There are a few things that you should consider when you’re using a portable vaporizer. Here they are:
- Which heat setting is best for your experience? Experiment to find out! There are many different types of vapes out there, so pick one which you think suits your needs. This may be something like temperature or strength of the vapor itself. Different designs also have their own benefits and drawbacks too, so it’s probably best to try them all out for yourself and find the one that works for you.
- You can always charge your vaporizer with an adapter or USB if it doesn’t have battery power. This is handy if you need to charge it up on the go, for example, when you’re bopping around the city.
- If you’re a keen vaper and want something that’s portable and discreet, then check out our article on portable vaporizers.
- Use a mouthpiece! You’ll need one of these or get some cotton wool to put in your mouth when you’re using one of these. It’s not great inhaling any kind of vapor through your nose so it’s best to keep this clean! Using a vaporizer is much healthier than smoking because it doesn’t irritate the lungs and throat like smoke does.
Take good care, make good use of your portable vaporizer:
Your vape might be better suited to a specific kind of herb. So, if you’re not getting the results that you want from it, try a different kind of cannabis! Sometimes, one thing that affects how your herb will vape is the temperature level at which you’re using it at. You can alter this by using various controls that some vaporizers have.
Some vaporizers are portable, and some aren’t. This can make a difference to how you use them! It’s probably easiest to take a portable one with you so that you can use it on the go, but if your vape isn’t portable then it’s best to prepare everything beforehand and then get set up in one place.
Don’t use your vaporizer in a car. There’s a risk of getting caught by the police if you’re smoking it in a car, and vaporizers aren’t really meant to be used with tobacco products so it’s better not to smoke them either! If you can, choose an effective vape that doesn’t usually look like a cigarette and have it on the side!
That’s all folks. Now that you are an expert on vaporizers, are you ready to choose yours? Try different things out at first or get someone to help you out with using one of these. Start small! It’s always best to take things slowly when you’re using something new so that you don’t feel overwhelmed too much.