Recent statistics indicate that over 3.5 million people is the UK use e-cigarettes or vapes. This is an increase of 500% since 2012. The use of vapes and e-cigarettes are cheaper than traditional cigarettes and vaping is widely considered to be significantly less harmful than smoking cigarettes. Over the past 5 years, CBD has also exponentially grown in popularity with the use of CBD oil and CBD vapes dramatically rising.
There are reported benefits of vaping. E-liquid typically contains a mixture of water, solvents nicotine and a flavouring. The lack of tobacco is often the most appealing aspect to using a vape. It has been reported that vaping assists smokers to quit cigarettes and the nicotine that is contained within the vape helps people who are addicted to give up cigarettes. This is often a helpful first step in quitting smoking, however nicotine addictions can remain.
What is Vaping?
Vaping is growing in popularity and you can buy Juuls or other vape cartridges in many supermarkets and off licences. E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco; this does not mean that vapes are harmless though. Cigarettes can cause a wide variety of health issues over the long-term and can lead to deadly diseases such as lung cancer, cardiovascular problems, emphysema among others. Studies have shown that while vaping may not inflict as much damage, it could still be harmful.
Typically it is the cheaper e-liquids that contain prospectively harmful chemicals and using some cheap vapes can cause cell mutation and in rodent studies, vaping increased the risk of developing lung cancer.
CBD & Vaping
CBD is consumed in a variety of ways and vaping is quickly becoming one of the most popular methods to take CBD. CBD vapes do not contain nicotine, so they are therefore not addictive.
CBD vape products are typically made from different oil to what is consumed in CBD tincture oils. It is imperative to only using CBD e-liquid that has been purposefully formulated to be inhaled.
Vaping CBD is the fastest way to get CBD into your system and begin to feel the effects. This makes vaping CBD a great option if you suffer from sudden pains or require instant relief. The effects are not as long lasting as a CBD patch, but they are more instantaneous. Many people who use CBD vapes report that it eases anxiety and stress, there are also many consumers who find that vaping CBD has pain relief benefits too.
CBD vapes normally contain Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), CBD extract, terpenes and other cannabinoids. If a CBD vape contains anything other than these ingredients, it is advisable to do some investigative work to ensure that is right for you.
What is CBD?
CBD is an abbreviation of cannabidiol and is one of over one hundred cannabinoids that are contained within the cannabis plant. CBD doesn’t get you high and has no psychoactive effects. It is THC, which is an abbreviation of tetrahydrocannabinol, that causes the infamous high that is so commonly associated with cannabis.
There is increasing evidence to suggest that CBD can help people manage an array of different ailments and can help ease people’s mental and physical struggles.