I’d rather avoid combusting cannabis products for medical purposes

I grew up around a lot of tobacco smokers, most of which used cigarettes of one brand or another.

My father loved Marlboro Reds, my mom preferred Winstons, and my grandparents both smoked Camels.

None of them were able to quit smoking within their lifetimes, and I’m sad to say they all perished from smoking-related illnesses like COPD and lung cancer. Although I was desensitized to the smell of secondhand smoke, it surely didn’t make me complacent towards it. I vowed to never become a cigarette smoker like all of my family members had. I knew it would result in nothing but trouble for me in the long run, and I’m glad that I held true to this desire throughout my teenage years and early adulthood. At this point, I’m 30 and would never smoke tobacco again even if my wife asked me to smoke a cigar with her. That’s a huge reason why I don’t want to combust my cannabis products and would rather use a vaporizer instead. Combustion of any plant material before inhalation results in carcinogenic compounds absorbing into your precious lungs. I assume that there is still some tar being made at high temperatures on a vaporizer, but the difference is night and day when you compare it to smoking cannabis out of a pipe, bong, or joint. There are more cannabinoids and terpenes activated by a vaporizer because you’re inhaling the plant at a much lower temperature than what you get with smoking and combustion. This is preferable to people like me, but others prefer combustion for whatever reason.

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