No Smoking Day | Smoking OUT – Inhale IN

Time to discover the real difference between smoking, vaping,

and PhenoPen inhaler.

“No Smoking Day” 2022 takes place on 9th March. As part of our vision as a company to increase awareness for a healthier life, we thought you may find this article interesting.

We’re no stranger to the dangers of smoking. Most smokers had their first cigarette under 18, likely due to peer pressure, and haven’t stopped since. The tingling, burning sensation in the throat felt by first-time smokers is the body reacting to foreign and dangerous substances.

Tobacco contains toxic chemicals like nicotine and cyanide, which are lethal in large doses. Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are toxins found in coal, oils, and gasoline. PAHs are emitted during the combustion process of lighting a cigarette, creating problems with secondhand smoke. Short-term effects of smoking might be bad breath, asthma and increased risk of illness and injury. Lung damage, stroke, cancer, gum disease, skin problems, pulmonary and heart disease are some of the debilitating long-term effects of chronic smoking.

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E-Cigarettes – What you’re friends don’t know, but

A common misconception is that e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to tobacco and similar to vapes. However, there is very little research on the long-term safety of E-cigarettes. A meta-analysis of 800 studies from the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine concluded that e-cigarettes emit several toxic substances such as acetaldehyde, acrolein, and formaldehyde.
These chemicals may cause asthma, coughing, and wheezing in young and increase the risk of serious disease in the long term. Secondhand smoke inhalation from E-cigarettes contains emissions found in engine exhaust and heavy metals. There is also no FDA evidence that e-cigarettes can help individuals quit smoking.

Vaping – What’s in the extract?

A lot of vape extracts contain additives like PG, VG, and artificial flavors to avoid the bitter taste of hemp. Propylene glycol () is a petroleum-based, sugar alcohol found in a wide range of medical and beauty products, toiletries, and pet food. PG is colorless, odorless, and easily absorbs nicotine and flavoring, making it an ideal base for vape pens. Vegetable glycerin () is the sweet-tasting, oil-based chemical responsible for creating big ‘clouds of smoke’ due to its density.
VG is smoother compared to PG, which leaves a gruff sensation on the throat. PG and VG are typically mixed in equal proportion and enhanced with nicotine, CBD, , and artificial flavorings for consistency and taste. PG and VG are relatively safe but long-term effects are unknown, and other problematic ingredients like Vitamin E acetate have been known to make their way into vape solutions. An alternative, healthier oil called (coconut oil) can be used in place of PG and VG, but these products are harder to find.

Is CBD Safe to Smoke?

Inhalation is the most efficient way to consume CBD since it enters the lungs instantly and is easily absorbed into the bloodstream. CBD alone is not toxic, but lighting a CBD cigarette stimulates combustion and releases PAHs, leading to the same respiratory concerns as smoking tobacco. Vaping is a better alternative to CBD flowers and is also more cost-effective since only a small dose is needed for a powerful effect. But not all vape devices are created equal. The best way to avoid harsh or unfamiliar chemicals is to use 100% pure hemp-based inhalation devices. These contain no PG, VG, solvents, toxic metals, or additives. The CBD is absorbed just as fast without any burning or combustion process.

What is so special about the PhenoPen inhaler?

PhenoPen may be the best solution for those who are looking for a 100% pure hemp extract with zero additives, solvents, and chemicals. Our potent formula contains 75% total cannabinoids and is cost-effective compared to other methods.
How so? Our PhenoPen utilizes an inhalation-by-evaporation method, so unlike cigarettes, the PhenoPen does not require a combustion process. This means no harsh chemicals are released and more CBD is conserved since no burning takes place. The temperature is much lower and targeted to preserve the active ingredients over time and maximize bioavailability, the amount of CBD absorbed by the body. 
The CBD extract is purer, more durable, and economical since evaporation requires the use of less CBD in order to have the same effect.

Our highly concentrated solution is naturally hemp flavored and since CBD fumes are odorless, the device can be used in enclosed spaces. If you’re looking to finally kick the habit, anxietypaininsomnia, or simply unwind when you get home – this device is for you!

The Verdict

For those wanting to vape medicinal elements of cannabis and hemp, it’s worth looking out for CBD products that are made from 100% . Avoid using nicotine, tobacco, or any delivery method that includes a burning process. Look out for any additives in your extract to make sure you’re the best CBD without any unwanted short or long-term effects.

Whichever CBD products you’re looking into, we’re happy to check its contents to ensure you have a safe, positive experience. Just ask!

Are There Risks Associated With Vaping PG and VG?

Time to know what is PG and and what you should know about it

THC is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis and it can be mixed with vape liquids to be taken in a vaporizer. However, the vape pods which led to the problems are thought to have contained another additive called Vitamin E acetate. It’s unclear why this substance, which is clearly not safe for , was put into the , although some have suggested that it’s to do with consistency. We’re taking a closer look at the primary ingredients in vape liquids; namely PG, VG, and .

What is PG?
 
PG stands for Propylene Glycol and it belongs to the alcohol chemical class of additives but is non-intoxicating. PG, like VG, is considered to be sugar alcohol and is found in a range of everyday products. PG is a petroleum-based liquid that has no color or smell. It makes for good nicotine (or THC, CBD) carrier and is associated with the “throat hit” that many vapers enjoy. PG also carries any flavorings in the vape liquid well. PG is found in toothpaste, medical products, pet food, and beauty products.
 
For the time being, no one knows the effect of inhaling PG and certainly not the long-term effects as vaping has only been around for around a decade. Most people who vape PG have no issues with it, however, ’s no getting away from the fact that PG is a chemical, and is oil-based, and that is certainly a concern for some people.
 

What is VG?

VG stands for Vegetable Glycerin and is a chemical extracted from vegetable oils as the name suggests. VG is used in vape liquids to produce dense clouds of vapor and has a sweet taste. VG is also much thicker than PG, making the vape liquid appear more appealing. The other difference between PG and VG is that VG is smoother on the throat and some vapers even vape 100% VG-based liquids. PG and VG are usually mixed in a 1:1 ratio to make vape juice, and then the nicotine, THC, CBD, or flavorings are added into the mix.

Vaping products exist on the market that contains MCT, also known as coconut oil. MCT is rare to find in vaping products but it is available and some people consider it to be safer than PG or VG.

With that said, for those interested in vaping CBD, there are products that contain neither PG, VG, or MCT. For those wanting to vape medicinal elements of cannabis and , it’s worth looking out for vape liquids which are made from 100% and nothing else. PhenoPen cartridges contain only pure hemp extract (with various waxes and oils removed), CBD (300mg per cartridge), other minor cannabinoids and .
 
PhenoPen liquid is rigorously tested by third-party labs and contains no solvents, pesticides, heavy metals, or vitamin E acetate. If you’re interested in vaping potent, high-quality CBD with pure hemp extract and no PG or VG, check out the products page on our website.

Are There Risks Associated With Vaping PG and VG?

With all the contentious headlines in the media these days over vaping, the right questions are finally being asked about what’s inside vape liquids.

Let me start by saying that up until the recent media outcry over vaping there had been no issues or fatalities reported in the media from vaping. Unfortunately, there have now been at least 1,300 cases of lung injuries associated with vaping reported; 28 of which ended in fatalities. Hardly any media outlets paid attention to detail here and that detail was the all-important factor in all of the cases.

The reported cases of lung issues from vaping all surrounded black market, pre-filled vape pods that contained and not nicotine. THC is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis and it can be mixed with vape liquids to be taken in a vaporizer. However, the vape pods which led to the are thought to have contained another additive called Vitamin E acetate. It’s unclear why this substance, which is clearly not safe for vaping, was put into the vape liquid, although some have suggested that it’s to do with consistency. We’re a closer look at the primary ingredients in vape liquids; namely PG, , and MCT.

What is PG?

PG stands for Propylene Glycol and it belongs to the alcohol chemical class of additives but is non-intoxicating. PG, like VG, is considered to be sugar alcohol and is found in a range of everyday products. PG is a petroleum-based liquid that has no color or smell. It makes for a good nicotine (or THC, CBD) carrier and is associated with the “throat hit” that many vapers enjoy. PG also carries any flavorings in the vape liquid well. PG is found in toothpaste, medical products, pet food, and beauty products.

Is PG Safe?

According to the FDA, PG is considered safe when ingested. The actual wording of the FDA is that PG is  “generally recognized as safe” but that only refers to when it’s used as a food additive or in creams and balms. A study from 2008 looked at how inhaling PG affected participants and showed that children, those with asthma and hay fever sufferers could be adversely affected by inhaling it. For the time being, no one knows the effect of inhaling PG and certainly not the long-term effects as vaping has only been around for around a decade. Most people who vape PG have no issues from it, however, there’s no getting away from the fact that PG is a chemical, and is oil-based, and that is certainly a concern for some people.

What is VG?

VG stands for Vegetable Glycerin and is a natural chemical extracted from vegetable oils as the name suggests. VG is used in vape liquids to produce dense clouds of vapor and has a sweet taste. VG is also much thicker than PG, making the vape liquid appear more appealing. The other difference between PG and VG is that VG is smoother on the throat and some vapers even vape 100% VG-based liquids. PG and VG are usually mixed in a 1:1 ratio to make vape juice, and then the nicotine, THC, CBD or flavorings are added into the mix.

Is VG Safe?

VG is considered generally by the FDA to be safe, in the same vein as PG. VG is considered to have low toxicity when ingested and is gentle on the skin when added to beauty products. VG is used widely in medicine and food but the effects of it on the lungs when vaped remain unclear. A 2017 study found minimal risks associated with vaping VG but noted that widespread and long-term effects are not known. The most common side-effects from vaping VG are dry mouth, itchy throat and a need to hydrate more.

Vaping Alternatives to PG and VG

Vaping products exist on the market that contains MCT, also known as coconut oil. MCT is rare to find in vaping products but it is available and some people consider it to be safer than PG or VG. With that said, for those interested in , there are products that contain neither PG, VG or MCT. For those wanting to vape medicinal elements of cannabis and hemp, it’s worth looking out for vape liquids which are made from 100% pure hemp and nothing else. PhenoPen cartridges contain only pure hemp extract (with various waxes and oils removed), CBD (300mg per cartridge), other minor cannabinoids and terpenes. liquid is rigorously tested by third-party labs and contains no solvents, pesticides, heavy metals or vitamin E acetate. If you’re interested in vaping potent, high-quality CBD with and no PG or VG, check out the products page on our website.

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