Vaping is one of the most popular new trends of the 21st century, especially among the younger generation, and this is most apparent in the United States. There are an estimated 9 million people in the United States alone who vape, which is roughly 43.2% of the world’s vape users.
It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to put an accurate number to exactly how many people in the world are vaping. However, if there is one thing we are sure of, there are a whole lot of people who are vaping today! Even being conservative about it, statistics would lead us to believe that every vape consumer shares their passion for vaping with at least 20 million other people on the planet. That is pretty good for an industry that is just barely older than the iPhone!
So, what is vaping exactly?
Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as “vapor,” that is created by a vaporizer. Vapor is used to describe what these devices produce because they do not create smoke, but rather an aerosol that is often mistaken for water vapor and actually consists of many fine particles drawn from the dry herb or oils/extracts.
The next question you’re probably thinking is, “Why has vaping become so popular?” Probably the best explanation would be due to the benefits of aromatherapy vaping over combustion, to which there are many advantages.
The health benefits include:
- A less potent smell
- No enamel staining
- A decrease in fire hazard issues
- Less strain on your wallet (over time)
- You will also notice an improvement in how you feel and function
The usage of vaporizers also doesn’t suffocate your lungs, but instead it allows them to breathe and expand, thanks to the gentler vapor that is produced.
Let’s go a little more in depth of the health benefits we mentioned above to give you a better idea of why vaping is a good choice for everyone.
Unlike the traditional combustion of chemicals through burning, vaporizers function with vapor that is inhaled, leaving little to no smell at all. The vapor dissipates into the air quickly, the scent either fading completely or leaving an almost nonexistent scent that diminishes rapidly. Their odors are not persistent, which is great for people who want to be discreet.
According to Colgate, combustion “can cause stained teeth, bad breath and a diminished sense of taste. Over time, it can also hinder your immune system, producing more concerning side-effects that include a reduced ability to recover after surgery. Because of this, it is also one of the most significant risk factors associated with gum or periodontal disease, which causes inflammation around the tooth. This irritation can affect the bone and other supporting structures, and its advanced stages can result in tooth loss.”
As vaporizers use vapor instead of smoke, you will not experience the same side effects that you would find by using combustion, so your teeth and your mouth as a whole will thank you.
Since there are no open flames involved, the risk of fire is reduced dramatically as well. While there are still steps you will have to take to ensure proper technique, you can rest easy knowing that you are keeping you and your home safe. As a vaporizer is basically a mini oven, treating it as such would be wise. Do not leave your vaporizer unattended while on and make sure to keep out of reach of children.
Switching to an aromatherapy vaporizer can also save you a substantial amount of money. While the initial purchase of a vaporizer can vary in price, your investment will make you money back over time. You simply need to make sure you are choosing the right brand and a superior product, like DaVinci.
The main portion of your over-time expenses will be on replacement or spare batteries and the herbs of your choice, all of which can be found at great prices. The really great thing is that this technology is advancing as new products are introduced to the industry, improving the technology and possibly lowering the overall price point while still maintaining a performance increase.
As we mentioned in our previous article, Aroma-care-apy: Revivification of the Mind, Body and Soul, the effects of vaping herbs can improve how you feel and function radically.
To truly understand the trend of vaping, it would be best to look at its history. The earliest mention of vaping is actually around 440 BC. Herodotus, a Greek historian, was the first to reference a form of vaping when he described a practice that the Scythians, a Eurasian people, had. They would place cannabis on red-hot stones and would then inhale and bathe in the vapor that was produced.
It was this early method that eventually led us to where we are today. One of the most impactful advancements in vaping came from Frank William Wood, commonly known as “Eagle Bill Amato.” He was a Cherokee marijuana medicine man, who introduced the first portable vaporizer. It was called the Eagle Bill’s Shake & Vape Pipe, and it is known for popularizing vaping culture, especially the vaping of marijuana.
There has been what seems to be a never-ending debate on whether vaping is truly safe or not. But, just for comparison, not even the majority of the food you eat is 100% healthy, right? However, we can say – based on numerous studies – that there are no known adverse effects on the heart and arteries. While vapor is emitted, second-hand exposure to the vapor does not pose a public health risk.
Here at DaVinci, we offer three different vapes to help you begin your aromatherapy lifestyle:
The DaVinci Classic: A durable handheld vaporizer built for adventure! The DaVinci Classic combines a feature-rich platform and rugged portability that is perfect for people always on the go. This vaporizer is capable of vaporizing both dry material as well as oils/extracts.
The Ascent: Crafted with the vapor purist in mind, the Ascent vaporizer boasts both style and functionality. With a 100% all-glass pathway and a glass-coated ceramic bowl, the vape connoisseur in you will surely be pleased. This vaporizer is capable of vaporizing both dry material as well as oils/extracts.
The IQ: This is the smallest and most sophisticated portable vaporizer unit in the DaVinci line. Its unique design, ceramic air path, Smart Path technology and Bluetooth app integration sets this vaporizer unit out from the rest. No matter what you are - a vaping newbie, an on-the-go user or a flavor connoisseur, the IQ is the ideal vaporizer for you. Get ready to experience vapor in a whole new way with one of the most intelligent vaporizers you could ever come across that will allow you to experience vapor in a whole new way. This vaporizer was made exclusively for dry material, and it excels because of that.
These vaporizers are exactly what they are supposed to be – advanced, superior and portable. They are lightweight, compact and discreet for the vape connoisseur who works on-the-go. The DaVinci Classic, the Ascent and the IQ all have precision temperature controls, state-of-the-art heating methods and increased battery life. They were designed with the vape enthusiast in mind and our customers are loving them!