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Vaporizers are not e-cigarettes! What are the differences?

Confusing vaporizers with e-cigarettes is very common, especially in Poland, where vaping is not yet very popular, and the popularity of e-cigarettes is huge. Where do such mistakes come from, given that the way vaporizers work is completely different from e-cigarettes? And most importantly – which of these devices is better and more friendly to the body?

Vaporizer vs E-cigarette

One of the reasons vaporizers are often confused with e-cigarettes may be the English word ‘vape.’ It refers to both a vaporizer and an electronic cigarette.

It’s no wonder that people looking for information on foreign websites are convinced that these two devices are essentially the same.

However, it should be noted that a vaporizer is something completely different from an e-cigarette. They differ not only in how they work but also in how they affect the body.

How does an e-cigarette work?

Let’s start with how an e-cigarette works.

All such devices use special e-liquids. A liquid, which is a combination of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and flavoring, is poured into the atomizer. The e-liquid is heated, resulting in the production of a special aerosol, which the user then inhales.

Often, e-liquid contains nicotine – that’s why e-cigarettes are used by people who want to quit smoking traditional cigarettes and are looking for a good alternative. Currently, various types of e-cigarettes are available on the market. They appeared over ten years ago and are still popular with smoking and nicotine enthusiasts.  At VapeFully we don’t offer e-cigarettes, but our partner – ProVape – does!

The harmfulness of e-cigarettes is an important issue!

Although users do not inhale many tarry substances produced by smoking traditional cigarettes, there are some concerns about the impact of propylene glycol on the body, especially on the respiratory tract.

At the moment, there are no exhaustive studies that provide 100% certainty about its harmfulness or potential carcinogenic effects. However, the report titled “Levels of selected carcinogens and toxicants in vapour from electronic cigarettes”, conducted under the supervision of Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, USA provides interesting information. It suggests that although e-cigarettes are much less harmful than traditional cigarettes, the substances contained in them can have carcinogenic effects.

E-papierosy na jasnym stole.
E-cigarettes to vaporize e-liquid, usually contain nicotine.


How does a vaporizer work

Vaporizers work on a completely different principle than e-cigarettes. First of all, their primary goal is not to replace traditional smoking. They also do not use e-liquids. Instead, in the chamber of the vaporizer, the user places dry herbs – for example, sage, dandelion, or lemon balm, and in medical vaporizers – medical cannabis, known as medical marijuana.

Then, the herb is heated to the optimal temperature, resulting in vapor from the vaporizer. This vapor is rich in active ingredients and gentle on the respiratory system. The vapor is cooled so as not to irritate the mouth or lungs.

Importantly, vaporizers operate at temperatures too low for nicotine or tobacco, so they are not technically capable of using such products. Vaporizers only use raw, unprocessed herbs, from which, as a result of heating, essential oils are released.

Vaporization is completely safe for the body – the vapor from the vaporizer is harmless to the respiratory tract. It is the optimal way to deliver active ingredients contained in herbs to the body.

There is also no doubt that vaporization is much healthier than smoking. People who have stopped smoking and instead use a vaporizer can expect symptoms such as a smoker’s cough, hoarseness, or chest tightness to subside.

Another advantage of vaporization is also the material savings – a much smaller amount of herbs is placed in the chamber compared to what is used in preparing herbal infusions. Not to mention the taste qualities.

The vapor from the vaporizer is very aromatic – one of the reasons is terpenes, which are not destroyed during combustion. Vaporization is the best way to enjoy both the properties and aroma of favorite herbs, as well as good respiratory health.

Mężczyzna z waporyzatorem
A man with an herb vaporizer.

Vaporizer or e-cigarette? The superiority of vaporizers over e-cigarettes is obvious!

While vaporizers and e-cigarettes share a few common features – they are portable, discreet, and do not produce smoke – they function in entirely different ways. Whereas electronic cigarettes can cause health complications and are intended for nicotine intake, vaporizers are body-friendly – especially for the respiratory tract – and work only with raw herbs.

The superiority of vaporizers over e-cigarettes is significant – especially in terms of the aroma of herbs, which in the case of vaporization is at the highest level. If you have previously confused vaporizers with e-cigarettes, it’s time to end this train of thought – you now know that vaporization is a much better solution than electronic cigarettes.

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