Most dry herb vapes are considered convection vaporizers. This means they bake the herbs at a temperature just high enough to release vapor without burning the herb. Because there is no combustion, this is a healthier alternative to smoking. However, this article highlights another type of dry herb vaporizer, a combustion vape. This is basically just an electronic way to smoke herbs. The heating element has direct contact with the herbs, burning them just like a lighter would. This is still slightly healthier than using a lighter as you are not inhaling any butane vapor. However, combustion vapes create smoke just like you would get from a pipe. Read this article to learn more about herb vapes that produce smoke instead of vapor.
Vaping has gained a lot of momentum in recent years as an alternative to smoking. Vaporizing heats dry herbs, oils, waxes or other concentrates to a high enough temperature to get them to turn to an inhalable vapor but not so high that the substance combusts or burns. Smoke caused by combustion contains many carcinogens not present in vapor. Additionally, vaporizing provides a cleaner taste so you can fully enjoy the flavor of dry herbs, oils and wax concentrates. There are many types of vaporizers designed for different purposes. We will go into more depth on the types of dry herb vaporizers and how vaping dry herbs differs from smoking them.