Are You New To Vaporizers?

Ok, so you’re new to vaporizers.


 You thought e-cigarettes and vape pens were the final word in smoking alternatives. Well, friend, you’re in for a lovely surprise. We here are excited to lead you into the potentially overwhelming vaporizer subculture of the ever-expanding universe that is the vaping community.

So first, what IS a vaporizer?

Vaporizers are devices, generally used as smoking alternatives, which use indirect heating to extract vapor from substances without actually burning the substance itself. Think of a cigarette. Why does it smoke? Because fire is burning the dried tobacco (and all the lovely additives and chemicals it’s coated with), which creates a toxin-laden smoke you then inhale deep into your lungs. Cancer ensues.

Commercial vaporizers, on the other hand, use either convection heating (forcing heated air through a substance), or conduction heating (the substance is placed in a container, which is then heated). In both cases, what you inhale is simply the vapor from the product being used—no smoke, no tar, no carcinogens.

So, many former cigarette smokers, and partakers of other types of smokage, consider using a vaporizer to be a safer way to “smoke.”

Now that you’re up to speed, we’ve got to match you with the right vaporizer for your needs. The market for vaporizers is vast, and can be daunting if you’re just getting started, but there are some considerations that may help you choose.

First: Size does matter… in regards to portability, anyway. If you used to smoke regularly, or even socially, you’re used to smoking on the go.

Handheld vaporizers are some of the most portable vaporizers they are small enough to slip into a pocket or a purse.
They’re discreet and unobtrusive, so it won’t be like unpacking an entire hookah set-up just to have a few puffs.
Unless, of course, you love sharing a hookah with friends over drinks. In that case, a tabletop vaporizer may be your best bet.
Tabletop, or desktop, vaporizers are units roughly the size a small hookah that plug into a wall outlet, or use batteries (allowing for some degree of portability) and sit atop your coffee table (or wherever) while you and your pals gather round and inhale the vapor from a “whip”—the tube attached to the vaporizer, or a “balloon”—a detachable, inflatable bag that connects to the machine and fills with vapor.

Tabletop models use forced air, via a tiny fan, to generate a continual vapor flow and a more powerful rip. The downside is, obviously, they’re not as easily portable as a handheld vaporizer.

Think a tabletop model might be your thing?

Warm-up time is a factor for some vapers. Who wants to sit around all day, pining for that first puff? Keep in mind, a vaporizer uses heat to function, so its heating element will take some time to warm up—some models take longer than others. Longer warm-up times might deter busy vapers; other vapers might savor the anticipation.

Vaporizers have flooded the market in the past few years, and while some are simple to use— the push of a button—others are more complex. Simplicity of use will be easier to gauge once you’ve decided on a general type, handheld or tabletop.


Which One To Get?


Of course, if you’re going to invest in a vaporizer, you should like how it looks! There’s an enormous range of designs available no matter what category of device you end up using. So go on, pick yourself out something nice!

You’re investing your time and money in a product, so you deserve the peace of mind that a solid warranty provides. The quality of the warranty is a good factor to consider when evaluating the quality of any purchase.

Products are covered by manufacturer’s warranties, which can range from 1 month to 3 years. Definitely do some digging to figure out what works for you; some manufacturers provide “bumper-to-bumper” warranties, others are more limited.
Listen, I’ll level with you—I know you have a multitude of choices when it comes to vape product resellers, but going with a less-established reseller could mean a big headache for you if their company folds and you’re left trying to file a warranty claim.

We on the other hand, have been online since 1995, so…what does that tell you?

Finally, we’re down to brass tacks—price.

Listen, I’m pretty sure you could probably find a vaporizer somewhere in the back-alleys of the Internet for like, five bucks. I wouldn’t recommend that one, though, unless you like stuffing cash down a sewer grate.
That’s just a free snippet of life-coaching from me to you.

Look, no one’s saying you have to buy the most expensive model for your first foray into vaporizing (unless that’s how you roll—in which case, step into my office and let’s talk), but keep in mind that most of what you’ll find falls into the middle range—you’ll get to enjoy a solid product that delivers on performance, and still have money left for groceries.

Alright, you feel good? You feel ready? Let’s vape!

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14 thoughts on “Are You New To Vaporizers?

  • September 8, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Interesting: With the pending legalization on cannabis in Canada, I have been wondering about vaporizers as an alternative to smoking, but I did not know where to begin. I am leaning towards a hand held portable type. I do not want something cheap that will fall apart after a few uses. I tried your link. There are a lot to choose from. Any suggestions to narrow it down?

    • September 8, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Welcome back Judith!
      I personally have a portable vaporizer that works great for me!! I have had this now for a couple of years and am quite happy with it. In fact, most people who have used it agree with me.
      Here is a link:
      I have the Blue one!

      Buying your vaporizer is really dependent on what you want it for and how you are going to use it. If you need to take it with you, then for sure a portable hand-held version is probably best but if you are going to just use at home, then a tabletop model will work best, but then who’s to say you can’t use your portable at home too!!
      As well, it all depends on your budget. But you are right, buying a good quality vaporizer makes sense and will last for years. Mine has!!

  • September 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I agree with you on vaping because it has been proven that burning as opposed to vaporizing reduces the chances for lung cancer. A tabletop version sounds a bit much for me, there is nothing more portable and discreet than edibles. Thanks for the good read!

    • September 8, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Welcome back Karl.
      And you are right-vaporizers of good quality will cost you, but they last for years(I have had my portable for 2 yrs and works great!). It all depends what you want one for.
      Edibles are great-no smoke, no burning-just pure enjoyment will all the candy and sweet now infused!!
      Check it out:

  • September 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    These are SO popular in this day and age, however, absolutely none of my work mates have started using them yet, but my partners family all use them though. It’s funny because when we arrive at a family event they all hop out of their cars puffing on these things. Great article, keep it up.

    • September 8, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks for the comment Brandon.
      There are more and more people using vaporizers and most people don’t even know they have one!! I use mine all the time, and being portable-it’s very easy to take anywhere-and the best part is because of the vapor-it is really hard to tell that I am smoking marijuana!!

  • September 8, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Well structured explanation, Brad. Interesting information and if I smoked, I’d be inclined to go down the vape path, however, I’m more of a brownie munching type. Still, a friend who is near and dear has a serious glass blowing biz that depends in part on smokers. Are all the vape devices very sterile and technical, or do some make use of attractive glass art, like the pipes and hookahs do?

    • September 8, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks for the comment Steve.
      To answer your question, I haven’t seen any pipes or hookahs as yet which work as vaporizers. I think it’s because of the electronics involved, and most people buy the pipes and hookahs for their looks-the colors and styles that glass blowing offers!!
      There are some amazing glass blowers who do pipes, and some of them are incredible with all the colors, streaks, design and size!!
      Given time tho-if they aren’t already available-hookahs may work as vaporizers as they have the size to include the electronics-but as far as pipes go-I am pretty sure they will stay the way they are and that is just fine!!!

  • August 28, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Very interesting and helpful article, Brad! Good job.
    I honestly didn’t know much about vaporizers and your post was truly catching. I’m not a smoker myself, but I’m been trying to help my wife to stop smoking. Maybe, instead of helping her to stop, I’ll try pointing these vaporizers to her. Anyway, thank you for this helpful post and keep up the good work!

    • August 29, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Hi Dimitar and thanks for the comment.
      I have known many people that quit smoking by switching to vaporizer as a start. Less invasive on the lungs for sure, and once she starts using the vaporizer, she will probably not go back and reduce or even quit her smoking habit. Hopefully she will decide soon, and make your both worlds a little less smoky!!
      If and when you are ready to go ahead, drop me a note or email if you need any help.


  • August 28, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I am new to vaporizers and not sure if this is something that I would invest in. I am curious if they have any health related affects as do cigarettes? Or are they something totally different that can help people do a healthy alternative to smoking. I have an international student staying with me and he frequents vape bars. He says it is very relaxing. Now that I need! Something to take the stress away. Do you see that these are good for that?

    • August 28, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      thanks for the comment.
      Vaporizers are for sure the better way to use medical marijuana rather than smoking it straight up, Better for the lungs for sure since our lungs were not designed for inhaling so much smoke. Vaping is a relaxing way to take the stress away, and give someone a chance to sit back and relax and enjoy the feeling.
      if you prefer not to smoke, then there are always edibles and oils that are just as effective.
      check out this article:

  • August 28, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Interesting article. I am all for vaporizers. Way better on the lungs and more convenient. Thanks for sharing.

    • August 28, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      I agree with you. I go back and forth of joint smoking and using my vaporizer. I can sure notice the difference. The vaping is just so much easier on my throat, tasted better and I think last longer as you get the full benefits of the THC vapor, and not all the bad components with all the smoke.
      Thanks for dropping a comment and check back soon.



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