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Daily vape as dangerous as daily smoke?

Discussion in 'Vaporization Discussion' started by chipaldance, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Regarding edibles being healthier than vaping, keep in mind that when you use edibles, it has to be processed by your liver, so that while vaping may introduce some wear and tear on your respiratory system, edibles may put some wear and tear on your liver.
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  2. vorrange

    vorrange Well-Known Member

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    I agree, i have thought about the liver damage but i haven't read about it and haven't searched either. :)
  3. Ratm22

    Ratm22 Professional Vaporist

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    Your almost there. Your liver has to process all foreign toxins, whether it be from vaping, combusting or edibles. It may be the case that edibles contain more of the plant so they have more toxins, but its hard to say because you normally extract the herb into a solution.
  4. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    But your liver also converts THC into something completely different than what you get from vaping or combusting, eh?
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  5. Ratm22

    Ratm22 Professional Vaporist

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    Negative. THC is THC. No matter how it enters your body. It must be decarboxalized so it can inhibit your brain. You can achieve the results in many different ways.
    But your liver still has to do work to filter it out. Its all the other crap that comes along with it that we are worried about.
  6. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    I believe you're wrong on this. When THC is eaten, your liver transforms all of it into 11-hydroxy delta 9 THC which is quite a bit different than the delta 9 THC that you primarily get when you vape or smoke it and is the primary reason why when eaten, the high is quite a bit different and is a LOT more psychoactive.

    But hey, I'm open to learn something new, so if I'm wrong on this, please explain.
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  7. Ratm22

    Ratm22 Professional Vaporist

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    Interesting, but does your liver have to process the THC first before it effects your brain? I don't think so, that is why inhalation is preferred for its quick response.
    What about topicals? Tinctures? Reclaimed resin that has all ready been transformed into a usable product? That would certainly be the same product that you inhale. Absorption can be achieved via external skin, internal digestive and air pathways.
    Maybe when you decarb THC in different ways it produces a slightly different substance. But that does not mean edibles do not contain the same substance.
    When I cook with ready to go THC I get a faster buzz. But I normally don't cook pretty bud so can't really compare.
    So many questions and not enough studies.
  8. djonkoman

    djonkoman Well-Known Member

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    I've read the same about the liver converting it into another isomere.
    since the blood from you intesrtines all passes the liver before anything else, I would suspect this effect only with eaten cannabis but not with topicals etc. (well, unless you eat the topical or tincture)
  9. GreenRoom

    GreenRoom Well-Known Member

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    Anything that is burned is bad for you. It's said that even the burnt parts of toast and steak are carcinogenic and can cause cancer. So if vaping eliminates the burning, it has to be a hell of a lot healthier far beyond the tar levels.
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  10. smokum

    smokum I am who I am and your approval isn't needed!

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    mmmmmmm bbq burnt steak fat :mmmm:
  11. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    I want my tombstone to be one giant ceramic vape. It shall read "Vaped himself to death after eating a plate of bbq burnt steak fat."

    Generations will read that and say "He lived well."
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  12. Frederick McGuire

    Frederick McGuire Aggressively Loungey

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    Aww, I can't edit this in.
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    :rockon:

    mod note: I can though.
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  13. Karuna

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    All I can say is that I feel much better when I vape, compared to smoking. If I smoke a few days in a row I develop smoker's cough. If I vape every day, I don't cough, I feel good and can breather normally. I'd say that is enough proof to say that vaporizers are definitely healthier then smoking.
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  14. Dreamerr

    Dreamerr Always in a state of confusion and silliness♀

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    wow this is so interesting. I hope we find some kind of research to help us figure this all out.
  15. OO

    OO Technical Skeptical

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    Correct.

    As for other things like "water filtration" please provide proof, before furthering hand me down garbage.

    Oftentimes, things are repeated so many times that everyone knows them, and water filtration is a perfect example.
  16. Egzoset

    Egzoset 1SipAToke Vaporist (v3.0)

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    Salutation OO,

    I'm not a fan of "Water Filtration" (and even less of GlassWare) so its use is strictly limited on my side: i like it to be in such a faint amount i've actually switched to fog!...

    [​IMG]

    :peace:
  17. Bouldorado

    Bouldorado Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting contraption. How is fog different than vapor though? Isn't the majority of vapor from bud just water?
  18. Egzoset

    Egzoset 1SipAToke Vaporist (v3.0)

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    Salutations Bouldorado,

    I guess you meant to compare fog to liquid water instead.

    If that's the case then i'd answer it's still water but as tiny droplets so light they float in the air, making fog an ideal companion for cannabic vapor it seems...

    I believe vaporized water is among the 1st components to leave a bowl... But please, allow some time for me to check it out again, just to make sure!

    I have to meditate on this: which is it of the addition of moisture, the removal of heat or a combination of both that makes it work for me?

    :peace:
  19. Buildozer

    Buildozer Well-Known Member

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    Rite on... i like to ease into vaporization myself... the idea is the low temp canabinoids dont degrade in the process... i try to raise my temp little by little as vapor thins out, getting a full spectrum vape.. ha.. but ya eating is the best ha... wen done proper of course...;)

    Also, i eat herb pretty often and never thought of it as much of an impact on my liver... never crossed my mind hahha... good point though
  20. Jens

    Jens Well-Known Member

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    my bud i usually bonedry when i vape it (have some buds laying around for half a year or more before i vaped them with no intent to keep them moisturized) so it's not water if you ask me. After a few puffs, the bud turns brown, if any water content was in it at the start, surely it's gone by this point, but the vapor density remains the same. I might be wrong, but i'd be really surprised if much/any water is still present.
  21. robbie

    robbie Active Member

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    Using kind of simple logic here, If vaporization were to be causing a lot of tar surely this would fill up and be rather sticky on the wand after vaping for a while as opposed to it just filling up with gorgeous powdery wandhash

    Also it is not water vapor that you are breathing in it is the oils/resin you are vaporizing and this vapor can dehydrate/dry your lungs i hear although I have never experienced any problems as a part time vaper part time combuster
  22. daybrightener

    daybrightener Special Agent 4Twenty!

    I can't help but admire this picture!!!!! It looks like the stereo is part of the setup!!!!! haha musical vapes!
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  23. Egzoset

    Egzoset 1SipAToke Vaporist (v3.0)

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    Salutations DayBrightener,

    Please be my guest as there were a few more posted over there:

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    I'd strongly advise any eventual visitors to pay some special attention to what's going on bewteen level #7 and level #8!! It may not seem obvious but i can identify 4 different types of filtration taking place in this installation:

    3/4 - Particles get trapped by stainless steel filter & sticky surfaces
    4/5 - Particles stick to the bag's internal membrane
    5/6 - Water captures the rest
    7/8 - Fog would condensate over particles if present (an hypothesis)

    :science:

    Also, make sure to browse through the previous pages in order to find some linked video documents...

    Even more than you can imagine. Thank you for passing by!

    :peace:
  24. Harry Vapes

    Harry Vapes New Member

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    I found this thread a really interesting read. I just can't believe that vaping is as damaging as smoking for the reasons already brought up. Like everyone else, I certainly feel healthier when not smoking, particularly throughout my respiratory system.

    Similarly, I can't believe that ecigs are as bad for you as traditional cigarettes. I take it the same principal applies?
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  25. Lefthook

    Lefthook VapoMiner

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    like a lot of peeps here i feel healthier when vaping, i have asthma and i noticed a massive change when i made the vape switch, no wheezing or tight chested feelings and no phlegm. Thats what i know and feel so i guess thats what i will stick with as there is no way i could give up the MJ
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