Smoking Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/smoking/ Second Vermont Republic Wed, 22 Jun 2022 14:48:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://vermontrepublic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-LogoSample_ByTailorBrands-1-32x32.jpg Smoking Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/smoking/ 32 32 Top 5 Benefits of Vaping https://vermontrepublic.org/benefits-of-vaping/ Thu, 19 Aug 2021 08:02:03 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=6065 The popularity of vaping continues to grow as more companies jump into the industry. But there’s still a lot of confusion about whether vaping is a good thing or not. As with most things, there are pros and cons to using a vape. It’s more complex than choosing a cigarette brand and lighting up, with …

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The popularity of vaping continues to grow as more companies jump into the industry. But there’s still a lot of confusion about whether vaping is a good thing or not.

As with most things, there are pros and cons to using a vape. It’s more complex than choosing a cigarette brand and lighting up, with a lot of personalized nuances vapers get to enjoy.

However, if you use nicotine in your vape, you still have those potential side effects. Vapes, or e-cigarettes, as they’re often called, turn liquid nicotine into vapor by using a vaporizer. Not all e-liquids have nicotine in them, but most do.

Still, the many benefits of vaping make it a healthier alternative to tobacco smoking. If you’re considering switching your habit to vaping, or getting started on the vape scene, check out these five benefits to help you make a decision.

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1. Vaping is Less of a Fire Hazard Than Tobacco Cigarettes

Let’s start with the external safety factors that can’t be argued. Cigarettes are powered by a flame, and they continue to burn until extinguished. If the user doesn’t put it out correctly, it can cause a fire.

Statistics show that 1 in 20 home fires in the U.S. is cigarette-related each year. Add to that damage the extensive wildfires started by cigarette butts and the many other cigarette-related fires, and you can’t argue that these products can be dangerous.

Vaping takes away that risk. However, it is possible for a vape’s battery to explode, just as a cell phone or laptop could.

Most vapes use a lithium-ion battery, which is the default way of powering many electronic devices today. When these overheat or are exposed to a lot of pressure, they can become a fire hazard. As long as you keep your vape in a safe place where it’s not exposed to extreme temperatures or pressure, it should be fine.

2. Vaping is Better for Your Health

Vape pens don’t have tobacco in them, one of the most dangerous parts of a traditional cigarette. Instead, the nicotine gives the user the sought-out rush.

Inhaling on the pen tricks the brain into feeling like it was smoking, which helps people who are trying to quit tobacco cigarettes.

Tobacco is one of the worst ingredients in a cigarette. The smoke alone produces over 70 cancer-causing carcinogens. With vaping, this damaging aspect disappears.

Because of this one fact alone, researchers suggest that e-cigarettes should be encouraged as an alternative to tobacco smoking.

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The Truth Behind Vaping Dangers

However, there have been reports of illnesses and deaths attributed to vaping. Investigations into these cases link the problems to black market products. People who sell black market vaping cartridges add hazardous, cheap chemicals to boost their profits.

Now that cannabis products are more popular than ever, so are black market THC vaping cartridges. Consumers don’t always understand what to look for when they buy their items.

They think they’re getting name-brand products. But they’re actually getting black market items repackaged to look official. Veriheal explains more about how to make sure you’re vaping safely here.

3. Vaping Saves You Money

The tobacco cigarette habit is expensive. Going through a pack every day, which is the typical habit for many smokers, is going to cost you close to $5,000 per year.

Vaping, on the other hand, puts the majority of your cost upfront. Your vape device is supposed to last you a long time, so it’s important to get a good one. After that initial investment, all you’ll need to do is add more vape juice and occasionally replace the coils.

Instead of $5,000 every year, you’re looking at closer to $1,000, a major cost-saving.

4. There Are No Secondhand Smoke Problems

Do you know those dirty looks people give to smokers as they walk by? The problem isn’t the cigarette itself. It’s the secondhand smoke that spreads to innocent bystanders.

Secondhand smoke is as dangerous as primary smoking. People exposed to someone else’s cigarette smoke end up with health problems they didn’t cause. They have increased cardiovascular problems and a higher risk of stroke and heart disease.

This seemingly innocent byproduct of tobacco cigarettes is responsible for thousands of deaths per year. It causes lung cancer in people who have never touched a cigarette in their lives.

Vaping eliminates this problem. There’s no combustion involved and no tobacco tar. Even the odor that is left behind with vaping is pleasant and evaporates quickly, unlike the persistent, clingy odor of tobacco.

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5. Vaping is More Socially Acceptable

Cigarette smokers constantly find themselves in the minority, forced to light up in the less savory corners of public places. The acceptance rate of tobacco cigarettes has declined as more research helps us understand the health effects.

Fewer people are choosing to start smoking. The knowledge of how they’re harming their bodies and the environment is a deterrent. The final nail in the coffin is the social stigma surrounding cigarettes. Those that do smoke are actively trying to quit.

Choosing to Vape for Everyone’s Benefit

E-cigarettes are a more acceptable form of smoking than tobacco. Since people can still vape with nicotine, and the benefits are numerous, cigarette smokers are turning to vape at a rising rate.

And now that cannabis is legal in many states, marijuana users enjoy vaping as a discrete way to get their weed fix in public.

There are still a lot of people who see vaping as harmful and socially unacceptable. Overall, though, you’re more likely to face approval as a vaper than a cigarette smoker.

Regardless of how others see you, though, there’s a big plus for you when you choose to vape instead of smoking cigarettes. If you light up your vape in public, you have the peace of mind of knowing you’re not inadvertently killing someone with your secondhand smoke.

You can enjoy the sensation of your e-cigarette, satisfied that you made the healthier choice for everyone.

Conclusion

Whether you choose to vape or not is a personal decision. Research is ongoing as to the advantages and disadvantages of vaping. Currently, we know that it’s better health and economic decision than tobacco smoking.

As you make your choice, keep these five benefits of vaping in mind.

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The Health Benefits of Smoking Cannabis made from Premium Marijuana Seeds https://vermontrepublic.org/health-benefits-of-smoking-cannabis/ Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:44:23 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=5596 It seems like marijuana’s negative reputation is gradually fading away into a thick cloud of cannabis smelling smoke! Over recent history, there have been major studies showing the obvious physical and mental health benefits when consuming cannabis products. People from all walks of life are using the substance nowadays. From professional athletes aiming to help …

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It seems like marijuana’s negative reputation is gradually fading away into a thick cloud of cannabis smelling smoke! Over recent history, there have been major studies showing the obvious physical and mental health benefits when consuming cannabis products.

People from all walks of life are using the substance nowadays. From professional athletes aiming to help them with their recovery, to grandmothers hoping to reduce aches and pains.

Lots of people like to grow marijuana these days. With laws surrounding the use of medical marijuana changing rapidly around the globe, it is no wonder so many people have decided to grow themselves. The internet has countless amounts of websites devoted to educating people on how to grow cannabis from home. You can easily find grow equipment and top quality seeds in traditional grow stores and on websites like https://amsterdammarijuanaseeds.com/seedshop-autoflowering-seeds.

There has never been a better time in history to grow marijuana. The problem that most people face is how to grow top quality cannabis and what strain to use to help you medically. It seems that everyone reacts differently when consuming cannabis, so if you are considering growing some plants, trying a few strains first to see what treats your condition before you invest your time and money.

What are the Health Benefits of Consuming Marijuana?

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Although there has been plenty of  attention around the benefits of cannabis in the media for the past few decades, people have been using cannabis to treat patients for over three thousand years. Even with its long history and obvious benefits, the Food and Drug Administration has not deemed the drug safe nor have they deemed it effective when treating medical conditions.

However, many believe that there are lots of health benefits that can help treat the following conditions:

  • Chronic pain: Those suffering from chronic pain often get relief when consuming cannabis products. Other painkillers like opioids are known to be very addictive and can cause serious prolonged side effects.
  • Weight loss: Marijuana can help make insulin flow properly, which can result in weight loss. The issue that some people face is the feeling of increased appetite. This is known as ‘the munchies’. To avoid gaining weight, replace unhealthy snacks with healthier options.
  • Prevents cancer: People often use cannabis to treat cancer and eliminate the risk of getting cancer.
  • Helps those suffering from depression: During the ongoing pandemic, statistics show worrying signs of an increased number of people suffering from depression and other mental health issues like anxiety. Cannabis can help lift a person’s mood, making them feel relaxed and stress-free.
  • Autism: Often people suffering from autism can have some uncontrollable mood swings. Cannabis can help relax the individual by calming them down.

These are just a few examples of how consuming cannabis can treat certain conditions. If you are considering using marijuana products to treat a condition, make sure you seek guidance from a medical professional.

Are there any Downsides to Using Medical Marijuana?

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There are plenty of people all around the world advocating for the legalization of marijuana products, however, there are also plenty of people fighting for the opposite. Although it’s hard for many people to understand why the substance is illegal, especially those who need marijuana to treat medical conditions, here are a few of the reasons why some consider the product should be banned:

  • Short term memory loss: People who frequently use marijuana can suffer from short term memory loss.
  • Accidents: Many people, whether it’s in a workplace or on the road, have had traces of THC found in their bloodstream after an accident. Driving while under the influence of marijuana is extremely illegal and has cost many people their lives.
  • Addiction: Just like any other substance, marijuana is addictive. Often when people try to quit using cannabis, they suffer from increased levels of anxiety, paranoia, and insomnia which makes it difficult to stop.
  • It’s illegal: At the moment, 11 states allow the sale and consumption of marijuana products for recreational purposes, while 35 states allow the sale of medicinal marijuana for patients carrying a medical marijuana card. In all the other states, cannabis is illegal. Although there have been many changes to the laws surrounding marijuana, not only in America but in countries all around the globe, it is still illegal in many areas. Those caught in possession of the substance can face lengthy fines, cautions and even jail sentences.

There are plenty of positive signs for people who want cannabis legalized, however, there is still a long way to go in certain areas.

Why are so many people Growing Marijuana these days?

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It seems there is a large number of people growing marijuana over the past couple of years. There are many reasons why people have decided to grow their own cannabis plants such as:

  1. Something to do during the ongoing pandemic: Before Covid-19 spread all over the world, many of us felt there were not enough hours in the day. Commuting in traffic, working long hours, spending time with the family, exercising, etc. made it difficult to have the time to grow marijuana. However, with experts warning us to stay indoors to help reduce the spread of the virus, more people have plenty of free time on their hands. Instead of wasting time, many people decided to do something positive with their free time, and learning how to grow marijuana has become a popular option.
  2. Save money: Many people spend a vast amount of cash in their local dispensary purchasing cannabis products on a regular basis. After the initial investment, growing marijuana can save you a lot of money in the long run.
  3. In complete control: When you purchase cannabis products from an online or physical cannabis store, you are never completely sure what you are getting. Although employees at the store might have an educated answer for you, you can never be 100%. Growing your own weed, using quality cannabis seeds from trusted retailers such as Zamnesia, will put you in complete control, so you know exactly what fertilizers, nutrients, strains, etc. that are being used.

If you are thinking about growing marijuana, whether it’s indoors or outdoors, there is plenty of information on web pages and content uploaded to streaming sites like YouTube to help you understand the journey.

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