What is the difference between vaping and smoking?
Vaping or smoking, though heat-induced, are different phenomena. . Hence, smoke contains pyrolytic products which might be toxic. Vaporization, commonly known as vaping on the other hand is a controlled process in which either cannabis concentrates; liquid, or plant material is heated to a temperature of 180°C-200°C 2 Abrams DI et al. “Vaporization as a smokeless cannabis delivery system: a pilot study.” Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 82(5)(2007):572-8. . Heating results in the formation of a mixture of water vapor and active cannabinoids which can be consumed by inhalation 3 Varlet V et al. “Drug vaping applied to cannabis: Is “Cannavaping” a therapeutic alternative to marijuana?.” Scientific reports. 6(1)(2016):1-3. . Vaping requires a vaping device. A variety of vaping devices are available which vary from large table-top units to small pen-style devices which are similar to e-cigarettes 4 Lee DC et al. “Online survey characterizing vaporizer use among cannabis users.” Drug and alcohol dependence. 159 (2016):227-33. .