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Smoke and steam: differences

The steam is much healthier than smoke but consumers who resist the pleasant experience to smoking a cigarette.

Consider, first, the definition of one and another term. Let’s get Cultureta: the Royal Spanish Academy of Language (RAE) said that the smoke (from the Latin prima) is the “visible mixture of gases produced by the combustion of a substance, usually composed of carbon, and dragging particles suspended. ” For its part, RAE defines steam (Latin vapor) as “gaseous fluid whose temperature is below its critical temperature. Its pressure does not increase when compressed, but is partially transformed into liquid; p. ie., that produced by boiling water. ”

Differences: vaping vs smoking

That said, let’s talk then of both terms refer to the consumption of cannabis. The smoke it produces anything that burns and disintegrates into carbon and steam happens when a liquid body turns to gas.

One thing to take into account any material that is burned produces carcinogenic components (whether marijuana, snuff, smoke from a car factory, to burn incense at home). The steam, however, not produced by combustion, it does not generate carcinogens and therefore the health risks are considerably lower than those from the smoke.

Vaporization does not produce dense smoke which penetrates from all sides, as with combustion, steam also sticks to the clothes, skin or other objects and does not produce odors also is dispersed within a few seconds of being exhaled and only people who are close can smell it briefly. This is certainly very advantageous, because our home, our clothes (or house or clothing of others) not smell of smoke.

Best vaping than smoking

It seems that the use of a vaporizer provides a healthier experience because cannabis heated to evaporate cannabinoids unburned vegetal plant matter. As a result, the vapor contains no toxins like carbon monoxide or tar (the contagious smell) is in the smoke. Carbon monoxide, for example, is not found in cannabis, but by burning grass, gas appears.

Smoking is bad for health (as stated in the many campaigns that are continually around us), smoke contains many toxic compounds are deposited in the lungs and eventually end up causing serious diseases. Cannabis smoke has no nicotine but has tars and carcinogenic and highly toxic hydrocarbons. The lung damage produced by cannabis is only less than that of snuff because it has nicotine but deposited up to 4 times more tar per cigarette to snuff.

Vaping is less toxic and harmful than smoking because it does not cause combustion. This system can be inhaled cannabis without THC dell tars and toxic by products of combustion.

The vapor is more discreet

Little you can hide when using cannabis smoking a joint. If what you want is the discretion, is best done using a vaporizer, though, this has to be portable (you can not go around with a vaporizer large).

There are now very small, discrete vaporizers and are ready to use in seconds, as the Portable Vaporizer Arizer Air you can find in Piensa En Verde, it is lightweight and compact, has some measures only 12.2 centimeters high and 2.9 cm in diameter. It has a range of more than an hour if we do not use it and in less than 1 minute it’s ready to use.

For added security there is an automatic shutoff after 10 minutes of inactivity that is activated. It is very easy to handle, has a hard and solid cover to last a long time, the batteries are rechargeable lithium, it has a compact and lightweight design and is fully portable, without cords or cables, easy to handle and care.

By Noelia Jimenez Team Piensa En Verde

Smoke and steam:The steam is much healthier than smoke but consumers who resist the pleasant experience to smoking a cigarette.


“Steaming is a higher meditation. It’s a way to your higher Self.” – Kevin Campbell

A traditional heritage passed down from generation to generation, steaming is more than a way to use cannabis—it’s a complete spiritual experience. Learned from the Rastafari elders, steaming captures the essence of healing plants, such as rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus and cannabis, through aromatherapy. Steaming goes beyond the herbal experience, creating family bonds, solidifying traditions and increasing the ability to engage in spiritual practice and creative inspiration. Simply put, steaming is a way of life.


Although there are several ways to enjoy and experience the benefits of cannabis, steaming is one of the cleanest. Steaming herb is less abrasive when compared to smoking cannabis and it helps utilize the nutrients of the plant instead of incinerating them.


Steaming combines the essential elements of the earth—earth, air, fire and water. Earth is the clay kutchie (oven) and the gritty, fire is the coals, water is used to create the steam and the air is the vapor that is created throughout the entire steaming process. These four elements come together within one vessel to create the steaming experience, helping build harmony between the mind, body and soul.


Unlike smoking cannabis, steaming doesn’t burn the herb, as it is filtered to separate the herb from direct heat. As steaming is based on a more natural way of living, the pieces of the chalice are made with natural materials such as bamboo, coconut and calabash (gourd). Each chalice is custom built and hand carved. The Steam Chalice is made of four distinct pieces:

The Cup – Holds the water

The Kutchie – Holds the herbs

The Gritty – Separates the coal from the herbs

The Stem – Draws the vapor


Steaming incorporates the use of coconut charcoal for several reasons. It burns at the right temperature needed for steaming, it doesn’t give off toxins harmful to humans or the environment when burning and it’s the purest form of charcoal available. To make the charcoal, coconut shells are cleaned and burned, which creates activated charcoal. This is the same form of charcoal that is touted for its ability to whiten teeth and remove impurities from within the body.

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