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Vaporizers

  • A vaporizer, also known as a vape, is a device used to vaporize substances for inhalation. Commonly used substances are dry herbs, and other plant-based blends.

  • Despite scaremongering, vaping is still healthier than smoking. This is because the materials are being vaporized instead of combusted. Combustion can create carcinogens which are harmful to the lungs.

  • If you purchase a vaporizer from a respectable brand or website it will be certified safe. Stories surrounding exploding vaporizers are usually related to cheap or replica models. 

  • Vaping is legal in all parts of the UK and US. It is, however, banned in all public enclosed facilities and there are some countries where it is completely outlawed.

  • You are able to take a vaporizer on a plane either in your hand luggage or on your person. Like normal cigarettes, you will not be able to use it in the cabin.

  • With proper precautions, vape usage is quite safe. Many explosions reported are due to user error, faulty equipment, unsafe charging habits, or low quality and replica products.

  • Vaporizers work by either using conduction or convection heating. You place your materials in the loading chamber and simply turn on the power source.

  • Vaporizers can cost anything from £20 up to £400. The saying ‘you get what you pay for’ is consistent with these devices, but there are some high-quality budget vaporizers available.

  • Portable vaporizers are small in size and can be taken anywhere and stored conveniently. Desktop vaporizers, on the other hand, are much larger and need to be plugged into a power source.

  • Conduction is a form of heating. Conduction vaporizers heat up materials through direct contact. This can sometimes lead to uneven heating, herb wastage, and can emit harmful carcinogens in the vapor.

  • Convection is a form of indirect heating. Convection vaporizers heat up your materials by passing heat through them, leading to a more evenly spread heating effect.

  • A hybrid vaporizer is a device which uses both conduction and convection heating. It heats materials using both direct and indirect contact to create a better flavour.

  • Namaste Vapes has a wide range of popular vaporizers brand on their website. When shopping online be careful to purchase from a reputable site.

  • The best way to clean your vaporizer is with some warm water and isopropyl alcohol. Use a q-tip or pipe cleaner for hard to reach areas.

  • You can charge your vaporizer using the charger or USB cable that came with your device. It is important to only use a charger approved by the manufacturer and not to overcharge your vaporizer.

  • Dry herb vaporizers use dried herb while concentrate vaporizers use wax or concentrate. Dry herb is a dried out herb and concentrate is extracted from dry herb using extreme temperatures.

  • Vaporizers themselves do not emit any odour, however, the materials you are vaping might. The smell will not be as strong as when smoking but it will still be present.

  • Vape pens have a similar look to e-cigarettes and are typically quite small. Portable vaporizers vary in size, including smaller pocket-sized devices like vape pens and larger, handheld units.

  • Conduction vaporizers heat up materials through point-to-point contact. Convection vaporizers heat up materials by circulating heat around them.

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  • Concentrates are any form of dry herb obtained through extraction. These are highly concentrated oils that can come in the form of wax, shatter, or crumble.

  • Dabbing is the process of consuming concentrated doses of dry herb. It involves heating a small amount of concentrates (known as a ‘dab’) on a hot surface, typically using an enail or a dab rig.

  • A rosin press is a machine that combines extreme heat and pressure to force the trichome heads of dry herbs, or kief to liquify. This leaves users with an extremely concentrated and potent form.

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