I grew up around a fair amount of tobacco smokers, most of which used cigarettes of a single brand or another.
My father enjoyed Marlboro Reds, my mother preferred Winstons, and my grandparents both smoked Camels.
None of them were able to quit smoking within their lifetimes, and I’m extremely sad to say they all perished from smoking-related illnesses such as COPD and lung cancer. Although I was desensitized to the smell of smoke, it surely didn’t make me approve of it. I vowed to never become a cigarette smoker just like all of my loved ones had. I knew it would result in nothing but trouble for me in the long term, and I’m blissful that I held onto 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 utilize a vaporizer instead. Combustion of any plant material before inhalation results in carcinogenic compounds absorbing into your important lungs. I know that there is still some tar being made at high temperatures on a vaporizer, however the difference is huge 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 when you are smoking. This is preferable to people similar to me, however others appreciate combustion for some reason or another.