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    Vaping is Eco Friendly

    By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about the potential health benefits of vaping instead of smoking, but you might not know that vaporizers and e cigarettes are eco friendly compared to their combustible counterparts. For this edition of the blog, we’re taking a look at how vaping is eco-friendly.


    Think About The Butts


    Now that I have your attention, let’s look at some serious numbers. Every year, people litter the earth with TRILLIONS OF cigarette butts. Not millions. Not billions. Trillions. Cue Austin Powers clip. That’s more than 4,000,000,000 cigarette butts. And what are cigarettes butts made of? If you guessed something terrible and not biodegradable, you’re right. More specifically, cigarette butts are composed of cellulose acetate, which is a thermoplastic polymer. No need to google that; the key word here is: plastic. That plastic can take up to 10 years to decompose. That’s a long time.
    Manufacturing cigarettes also leads to deforestation on the global level. Treehugger states that “one tree is destroyed for every 300 cigarettes.”
    By that standard alone vaping is eco friendly. If you vape e juice, not only will you be smoking something that’s up to 95% less harmful than cigarettes, you’ll also be helping the environment. A disposable vapor cigarette is equal to about a pack and half of smokes. If you vape with e juice, you’re helping even more, since most cartomizers and tanks can be reused several times.


    It’s Not Smoke; It’s Vapor


    Lawmakers and scientists are often quick to restrict vaping under clean air legislation, which suggests that e cigarette vapor is the same thing as secondhand cigarette smoke. It isn’t. A recent study from Barcelona’s 4th Workplace and Indoor Aerosols Conference concluded that “exhaled e-cigarette particles are liquid droplets that evaporate rapidly upon exhalation.” The ground-breaking study also determined that e cigarette vapor evaporates much more quickly than cigarette smoke, which is a plus for Planet Earth, and for those around us.


    So, yes, vaping is eco friendly, especially when compared to smoking. So, Vape away!

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    How To Choose The Right Vape For Yourself!

    The vape market is exploding with new products - due in part to their rising popularity, as the devices gain widespread attention. With vaporizers of many different sizes, shapes and colors - it can be difficult to choose one that is best suited to your needs - particularly if you are new to the vaping scene.

    This article should help to demystify the vaporizer-buying process, and allow you to make an informed purchase, should you finally decide to see what all the fuss is about, and buy one for yourself!

    We will mainly be discussing 'herbal vaporizers' in this article, though it should be noted that the term 'vaporizer' or 'vape' can refer to any device designed to produce vapour which can be inhaled by the user - including 'e-cigarettes', which are designed to vaporize 'e-liquids' (flavoured liquids which often contain nicotine) as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Herbal vapes however, are designed to produce vapour through the heating of herbs, as opposed to liquids.

    'So what is so special about vapour?' you may ask. 'And how is it different from smoke?'

    Smoke is the result of combustion (Very high temperature burning of material so that it undergoes a chemical reaction with oxygen in the surrounding air), and consists of a variety of particulates, which are detrimental to our health when ingested.

    Vapour is simply the gaseous version of a liquid. We have all seen water vapour rising from a pot of boiling water, for example. We are able to obtain vapour from herbs, such as tobacco, by gently heating it - so that the liquid within the herb will be converted into vapour. This way, the herb does not undergo combustion - so that only vapour is produced, with none of the harmful carcinogens present in smoke.

    It should be clear then, that inhaling vapour rather that smoke is much better for our health, and so if you are inclined to smoke tobacco and other herbs, and are wary of your health, then you will be much better served by converting to non-combustion inhalation/ingestion methods such as vaporization.

    Now among the herbal vaporizers, there are two main types - 'pen vapes', and 'true vapes'.

    Pen vapes contain an exposed heating coil, which comes into direct contact with the herb - and therefore will cause some combustion to occur. They are generally very light-weight and small - perfect for portability, though unfortunately not much healthier than traditional smoking methods.

    True vapes are those which do not contain an exposed heating coil - but rather, use a small chamber - much like a miniature oven - to gently heat the herb and produce pure vapour. The temperature at which they heat the herb affects the amount of vapour produced, and also the time it takes to produce it. Vaporizers with adjustable temperature settings are useful, as they allow you to find the perfect temperature at which to heat your herb. However, even non-adjustable vapes are suitable, as they are generally designed to reach an optimal temperature for vaporization.

    If you are interested in vaporizing herbal waxes and concentrates, there are also vapes especially designed for this - some of which we sell here at Vape Mate!

    With all of this information in mind, you should carefully read over the product descriptions before buying - to ensure that you find a vape to satisfy your own requirements!

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    Introducing the Snoop Dogg G Pen!

    We have just stocked our newest product - the Snoop Dogg G Pen. This product was created through a collaboration between Snoop Dogg himself, and Grenco Science - so you can be assured of its quality.

    If you are looking for a nicely functioning vape pen, then this product is for you. It is well designed, and very stylish. Like all other vaporizer pens on the market, combustion is to be expected. These products are simply to small to function as a true vaporizer should. So if you are looking for a device which produces only vapor, then perhaps this product is not for you.

    This pen includes a fully customized design, featuring an artistic Long Beach road map design as a personal homage to the co-creator and legend - Snoop Dogg himself.

    Vaporizer pens are unrivaled in portability and discrete design, able to fit easily into the user's pocket. Perhaps it is for this reason that they have become so popular amongst vaporizer enthusiasts.

    Vape mate is offering this product at an extremely competitive price - you will not find a better deal elsewhere in New Zealand.

    So if this is the type of vape you have been looking for, be sure to buy one from us here at Vape Mate!

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    Smoking VS Vaporizing

    Over the years, numerous studies have proved that vaporizers have numerous health benefits and are a much healthier alternative to smoking. The reason for this is that they heat the blends at a much lower temperature, instead of burning them. While vaporizers are highly beneficial to people who have been prescribed for medical purposes, they are also beneficial for all smokers. Many scientific studies have examined vaporizers and the results all state that the release of harmful constituents is dramatically reduced or completely eliminated when they are used.

    1. In 2007, a study by University of California at San Francisco published in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Neurology examined the effects of a vaporizer and found that "using CO as an indicator, there was virtually no exposure to harmful combustion products using the vaporizing device. Since it replicates smoking's efficiency at producing the desired effect using smaller amounts of the active ingredient as opposed to pill forms, this device has great potential for  improving the therapeutic utility blends."

    2. A 2006 study performed by researchers at Leiden University testing a Volcano Vaporizer claims "Our [vaporizer] results show that a safe and effective delivery system seems to be available to patients. The final uptake is comparable to the smoking, while avoiding the respiratory disadvantages of smoking."

    3. In a 2001 study testing a device called the M1 Volatizer, researchers discovered that "it is possible to vaporize medically active compoundsby heating to a temperature short of the point of combustion, thereby eliminating or substantially reducing harmful smoke toxins that are normally present in smoke."

    4. Researchers from the University at New York at Albany and the University of Southern California tested 7,000 participants in a 2007 study and concluded that "vaporizer users are only 40% as likely to report respiratory symptoms as users who do not vaporize, even when age, sex, cigarette use, and amount of blends consumed are controlled."

     

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