And that smoke is still filling up your lungs (we’ll spare the lecture on why this is all-around bad news for your health). Sure, a small amount of the bad stuff might get filtered out. Yes, this means all those stories about bongs being the “safer” way to smoke are largely based on junk science. So far, bong safety has been pretty low on the list of priorities when it comes to medical research. But as cannabis becomes legal in more areas, this could change.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health organizations, smoke is harmful to lung health regardless of what you’re smoking because of the carcinogens released from the combustion of materials. Smoking marijuana, whether via doobie or bong, can harm lung tissues and cause scarring and damage to your small blood vessels. The tendency to inhale deeply and hold your breath when smoking pot means you’re often exposed to more tar per breath. Plus, bongs are basically a way to get more smoke into your lungs while also making that smoke more pleasant to inhale. All of these aspects make it easy to overdo it when using a bong. One other risk to keep in mind is related to the use of plastic bongs. Plastics that contain chemicals like BPA and phthalates have been linked to adverse health effects, including cancer.
Bong health risks aside, depending on where you live and local laws, having a bong with marijuana in it or even just some residue could get you in legal hot water. Research also shows that marijuana-only smokers have more healthcare visits related to respiratory conditions than nonsmokers, regardless of the method used to inhale the smoke. G Pen Pro Cleaning brush + packing tool USB charging cable Grinder card. Compatibility : The G Pen Pro is only compatible with dry herb. You can get replacements for the mouthpiece, grinder card, and the charging cable at the G Pen website. However the grinder card is not the best way to grind herb, so you would be better off using a quality herb grinder like the SLX, which you can get from Vape-Smart. It’s also unnecessary to buy a replacement cable from them since you can buy one anywhere. Whatever you decide to buy from their website, don’t forget to use the G Pen coupon code when you do. General Design : The Pro has a very sleek, discreet design that looks good, but also won’t attract too much attention, which is a pretty nice trick. It has a smooth, slim design without any bumps or protuberances since the power button sits flush against the body of the vape. That means it fits nicely in your hand and easily slips into your pocket. It has the understated grey color that you see in all of G Pen’s vapes, and it manages to look good without being too noticeable. My only issue is that the flat mouthpiece with the small slit isn’t my favorite type of mouthpiece because it always feels awkward. It does help with portability and concealability though, so I can see why they chose it. Ease of Use : This is a pretty good choice for beginners because it is very easy to use. There is only one button to control the power and preset temperature settings, so it’s pretty simple to come to terms with using the Pro. Loading is easy too since all you have to do is remove the mouthpiece when you want to fill the chamber, and replace it when you’re done. The G Pen Pro is a simple, uncomplicated weed vaporizer to use, which is always a good thing. Build Quality : The Pro is made from aluminum so it’s nice and durable, plus its fingerprint and scratch-resistant, which is always a plus. The mouthpiece is made of plastic though, which is a little problematic. That’s because it’s located right over the oven, and since plastic doesn’t really disperse heat all that well, the mouthpiece tends to get a little warm during use. You can use the included cleaning brush to clean out the chamber. As for the mouthpiece, a soak in isopropyl alcohol for an hour or two should do the trick. Remove the mouthpiece from the rest of the vaporizer to expose the herb chamber. Fill the chamber with herb and replace the mouthpiece. Press the power button five times to turn on the device.
Hold down the power button to cycle through the temperature settings. Once the setting has been chosen and heating is complete, inhale from the mouthpiece. Vaporizer Performance : The Pro heats up in about thirty seconds, which is pretty quick for a dry herb vaporizer. As I mentioned earlier, the mouthpiece does get a little warm after you use it for a while. Vapor Quality : The vapor produced by the Pro is just decent. You wouldn’t expect amazing vapor quality in a weed vape that costs less than $100, but even in that category, the Pro isn’t the best. Vapor quality starts out decently strong but falls off during each session, which is pretty disappointing. I got the best vapor at the lowest temperature setting because, at the higher ones, the vapor becomes too harsh and uncomfortable. Vapor production isn’t too dense no matter the temperature setting, which isn’t a bad thing since the Pro is meant to be a discreet vape. Battery Performance : The battery only lasts for about thirty to forty minutes and takes roughly two hours to recharge.
Those aren’t great numbers even when you take the Pro’s size and price point into consideration. G Pen Pro Review: The G Pen Pro is a dry herb vaporizer that allows you to enjoy all of the full heating functionality of a full-sized vaporizer while on the go. It offers total temperature control with its range of 200 to 428 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing you to vape your way. This vaporizer features an ergonomic mouthpiece that offers minimal draw resistance so that you can enjoy each hit like a natural breath of air.