Guide to Dry Herb Vaporizing

New Year - New Me. There's a growing movement towards a smoke-free lifestyle with dry herb vaporization. For any enthusiast who started with smoking their dry herbs, it can be a challenging journey to switch from combustion to vaping. Chief Baker shares his own experience and gathered the facts and resources here to help you if you're on the transition path to make that switch.

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8 Myths of Dry Herb Vaporizing

Dry Herb Vaping is like e-cigarettes

False. This is a common misconception. Vaping/vapes is relatively new and a general term applied to all devices that produce vapor. Makes sense la horr. 

At Pocket Ovens, we refer to "dry herb vaporizers" which are devices that heat up dried botanicals to produce vapor. This is different from the liquid cartridge method that you generally find with vape pen or e-cigarette makers.

Vaping is just as harmful as smoking

Semi true & false. The long-term effects of vaporizing are still being studied, as it is relatively newer compared to smoking. However, existing research suggests that vaporizing may be less harmful than smoking in terms of the release of harmful compounds like tar and carcinogens. This is because vaporizing heats dry herbs to a lower temperature, preventing the combustion process that releases these harmful substances. Always consult with a medical practitioner to understand the health risks for you.

Vaping is an expensive hobby

False, if you look at it in the long-run. Yes, initially you will be spending more on a device compared to buying rolling papers and tips. But soon, you'll find that you'll be using less dry herbs to achieve the same after-effects.

Most devices have a warranty between 2-10 years. Depending on the device you choose, within a year of vaporizing, you will start seeing the savings.

Vaping is "weaker" than smoking

False. Unfortunately, this myth is kept alive by low-quality vaporizers in the market that fail to produce the full spectrum of effects from dry herbs. With a reputable device and correct inhalation techniques, you'll find that the strength of vaporization effects can far surpass smoking dry herbs.

Vaping only works with specific herbs

Dry herb vaporizers - as the name suggest - works with any types of dried botanicals. This includes aromatherapy herbs that releases therapeutic compounds such as sage, eucalyptus, lavender and lemon balm.

Coughing is required

False. We associate coughing as a signal that you're feeling the effects of your dry herbs. In reality, coughing is the result of smoke agitating your lungs and throat passageway.

Vapor is less harsh on your body without compromising on the therapeutic benefits.

Vaping gives less clouds, so less effects

False. Similar to the "coughing = better effects" phenomena, seeing more clouds doesn't determine the strength of the therapeutic benefits.

Even without any vapor clouds, the beneficial compounds will be inhaled when you vape.

Already Been Vaped (ABV) dry herbs can be consumed

True. The by-product of vaporizing dry herbs can be eaten or steeped in tea to enjoy additional benefits.

Do not do this with the ashes from smoking dry herbs!

Chief Baker shares his

Vapor Tales

I was a daily smoker, not willing to compromise the enjoyment of my favourite dry herbs. I thought the conversion from smoking to vaping was just a matter of getting a new device, but I realised it's much more about changing a decades-long habit.

It was hard for me, but I did it and I'm now smoke-free. You can do it too!

Read Chief Baker's story

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  • What is a Dry Herb Vaporizer?

    Let's start at the very beginning:

    • How does a dry herb vaporizer work?
    • What's the difference with e-cigarettes?
  • How to Choose a Dry Herb Vaporizer?

    Understanding the types of heating methods available in vaporizers:

    • Conduction vs. Convection vs. Hybrid
  • Smoking vs. Vaping

    Take a closer look at the two most common ways to enjoy dry aromatherapy herbs. Both are effective at giving you the therapeutic benefits from the botanical herbs. So what sets them apart from each other?

    Find out the most common myths and misconceptions about dry herb vaping that you probably did not know!

  • How to Switch From Smoking to Vaping?

    Switching might seem as simple as buying a top-line vaporizer, but the fact is, it demands more than that. We found that it also takes a good dose of willpower, particularly for those used to heavy smoking.

    Delve into Chief Baker's tips and gain a realistic understanding of the expectations for this conversion.

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