Why Do People Vape?

In the past decade, vaping has taken the United States by storm. Though vaping has become and continues to be popular, those who do not vape are often confused by why people choose to do so.

There are many reasons people choose to vape, both for medical and recreational reasons. In this article, we’ll discuss the common reasons people choose to vape and the benefits vaping oils or cannabis has over other traditional methods, like smoking.

Why Do People Use Dry Herb Vaporizers?

When compared to rolling blunts or using glass pipes, dry herb vaporizers have multiple advantages. These advantages can be found across multiple different kinds of dry herb vape models and brands.

Dry Herb Vaporizers Are More Discreet

Using a dry herb vaporizer is much more discreet than smoking from blunts or using a glass pipe. It can be hard to see what exactly someone is vaping from a distance, and even when you are closer, you don’t have an indication of what is being vaped. You have to be right next to someone to be able to smell that they are vaping cannabis or hemp.

The vapor from dry herb vaporizers also lingers for less time than smoke does. Normal vapor will dissipate after a few minutes, while smoke can linger for much longer, even hours if you are smoking heavily. The smoke also has a stronger, longer-lasting smell when compared to vapor.

Dry Herb Vaporizers Are More Convenient

It takes comparatively less time to prepare a dry herb vape for use than compared to a blunt or a glass pipe. All you need to have prepared for a vape is to grind your dry herbs and load it. As long as you have battery power, you can vape your dry herb at will, even if you don’t plan on exhausting it in a single vaping session.

Glass pipes require more steps. Glass pipes require the cannabis to be packed and regularly relit, which can be cumbersome if you’re smoking on the go. You also need to find a place to discard the ashes and store the residue-covered pipe when you’re done.

Blunts or joints don’t require clean up, but they do require that you take the time to properly roll and pack your dry herb into the papers. While some can do this easily and efficiently, many smokers struggle to roll properly or take considerable time to do so.

Dry Herb Vaporizers Are Easier on Your Lungs

Most dry herb vapes use convection heating to produce vapor, which requires a lower level of heat. Since vapor can be produced at lower temperatures than what is required to produce smoke through combustion, vapor is cooler and smoother to inhale.

For those that have easily irritable lungs, asthma, or other breathing problems, smoking may not be an option at all, while vaping continues to be an accessible option. Not only are the hits cooler and easier to tolerate, but most small particles are filtered out by a mesh metal screen. This makes the likelihood of the vapor irritating lungs less even further.

Why Do People Use Oil Vapes?

With the number of oil products available for vaping, there are a variety of reasons why someone may choose to begin using oil vapes.

Oil Vapes Are A Common Smoking Cessation Tool

Many vape oils are infused with nicotine, so they serve as a substitute for cigarettes. Vaping allows those addicted to nicotine to avoid the health problems associated with the smoke and tar of tobacco smoking.

Vape oils can also be found in descending nicotine concentrations. This allows users to taper off their nicotine addiction and help kick the habit altogether.

Oil Vapes Are Convenient

To use most oil vapes, all you have to do is connect a prefilled cartridge to a vape battery and power it on. There is no need to fill tanks, grind dry herb, or clean up after your vape session is done. No ash or residue is produced while use an oil vape.

Vapor from oil also dissipates quickly and the smell is relatively weak compared to smoke. Many choose oil vapes because of how easy it is to use indoors without drawing attention or creating lingering scents.

Oil Vapes Come in Many Flavors

For those that don’t like the natural taste of weed or hemp, oil vaping offers an attractive taste alternative. It’s easy to infuse different flavors into THC or CBD oil, which can help vaping them be more palatable to those that don’t like their natural flavors.

Why Do People Use Wax Vape Pens?

Wax vape pens are one of the newer products available. The replace the traditional dab rig system and compact it into the small body of a vape pen, which provides a number of benefits.

Wax Vape Pens Are Easy to Use

When compared to a traditional dab rig set up, wax pens are much easier to use. A dab rig requires the glass body to be cleaned, the water reservoir to be filled to the correct level, and the use of a blowtorch to heat the dab nail. The blowtorch is used several times throughout the dabbing process.

With a wax pen, that entire process is kept inside the body of a pen. Wax is loaded onto the heating coils in the heating chambers, and the device is turned on. The coils heat and maintain their temperature while the user inhales the vapor being produced.

Wax Pens Are Easy to Maintain

The heating coils on wax pens will need to be replaced semi-regularly. Consistent contact with wax and regular exposure to super-hot temperatures will quickly take their toll on the coils. However, most wax pens are built with this in mind, and heating coils are both easy to find and replace.

Most heating coils can be found in varying substances. For example, it’s not uncommon to find ceramic, titanium, or quartz heating coils compatible with the same model of wax pen. Each material offers a different vaping experience, and most wax pens make it easy to try different coils.


As long as you’re of legal age, you can vape. The legal age may vary depending on which part of the world you live in. You should choose the cheap e-liquid taste for your vape tank. There are all kinds of reasons people choose to vape. It could be to help kick a nicotine habit, have easier, more convenient access to CBD and THC, or it could be a more discreet way to enjoy hemp or weed indoors.

If you’re new to vaping, you may be overwhelmed by all the different ways you can vape your favorite substances. There isn’t a wrong way to do it, so pick an option that is most accessible to you and take note of what you do and don’t like.

With enough time and commitment, you’ll land on a method that suits your wants and needs perfectly!

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Keith Mansur

Keith Mansur is the founder, publisher, and editor of Oregon Cannabis Connection newspaper. The print publication has been serving Oregon since 2010. He has been a Oregon medical marijuana patient, grower, and caregiver since 2006. Find him on Facebook or email him at occnewspaper420@gmail.com

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