Are Dab Pens Safe?

March 06, 2019 Dab Pen

Are Dab Pens Safe?

Are vape pens safe?

Dab pens made dabbing concentrates efficient, on-demand, and discreet. Regardless of the improvement in the design and mode of action of dab pens, some are still anxious about its use terms of safety of use and health effects. Let’s talk about the factors that can affect your experience with dab pens to help you gain confidence in using this handy device

What is a Dab Peb?

Dab Pens are small, portable, battery-powered units that specialize in vaporizing plan concentrates such as dabs, budder, shatter, and oil. While some users reportedly use them for vaping things such as vitamin e oil, we do not recommend that. Users most commonly use their dab pens for the consumption of their cannabis and marijuana products, as long as they are legal where they live.

We all heard of stories of someone experiencing their dab pens blowing up during use or while on transport. This kind of incident occurred because some of the old models did not come with safety features.

Today, modern dab pens have lets you choose your dabbing temperature. You can select low temp settings to enjoy the best flavor of your concentrates, or use a high temperature setting to get the biggest rips with your dab pen. This means no matter how long you press on the button, your dab pen will heat up only up to what you set the temperature as.

Some dab pens are also equipped with an auto-shutdown feature. The dab pen will automatically shut itself off if not used for several seconds. This happens to prevent it from becoming in danger of going beyond the set temperature. The key lock feature also shuts down and locks the dab pen from use. When the device senses unusual key presses (such as when it’s in your bag or luggage), it will turn itself off and lock the power button until you unlock it.

The Firefly 2-in-1 Herb and Dab Pen allow you to control the dabbing temperature through an app for precise and controlled dabbing.

Low-grade materials used in cheap dab pens can have a significant effect on your overall smoking experience. Low-grade batteries charge poorly and run the risk of overheating or explosion. Next, the cheap metal coils run the risk of causing a reaction that can produce harmful fumes. Always make sure to study the make and model of your dab pen to know the materials used in manufacturing. We highly recommend that you choose non-reactive coils made of titanium, ceramic, or quartz for safe dabs.

Vape Pens

Vape pens have been mainstream for several years now. When someone uses the term vape pens, they could be commonly referring to one of two separate things. They could be referring to “vape pen” as a battery-operated unit that vaporizes a mixture of nicotine, glycerin and/or propylene glycol. Or, “dry herb vape pen” could also be commonly referred to as a battery-operated unit that vapes herbs such as cannabis flowers, cannabis products, or marijuana.

There certainly are differing opinions about the negative health effects of nicotine vapes or nicotine vaping. The concerns are exacerbated especially given the fact that vape marketing campaigns have seemingly targeted younger users. Vape “juice” comes in every flavor imaginable under the sun, hence why this type of vaping is popular and widely accepted among younger individuals. While many swear these types of vapes are “safer than smoking”, they’re certainly still are health risks and stories of hospitalizations due to respiratory complications. The truth is, there are not many long term studies about the effects of vaping or vape juice in these concentrations. A safe rule of thumb is any time you are voluntarily inhaling heated particles into your lungs, you cannot assume it is completely safe. Please consult your health care provider for further information as this information is purely informational and not a substitute for medical advice.

Are Dry Herb Vapes Safe?

The other main type of vape pen is a dry herb vape pen and is one that is used to vape various types of herbs, commonly cannabis flowers or marijuana. These types of vape pens are handy for users who want discrete and cleaner smoking experience. As stated above, there are always risks when inhaling foreign particles into your lungs, but it is widely accepted that vaping herbs is less damaging than smoking. When you use a vape pen to vape your herbs, you are not inhaling smoke, rather vaporized plant matter. The “vape smoke” is at a much lower temperature than regular smoke and the vaping content may also contain less harmful particles. Most current dry herb vape pens allow for different temperature settings so that the user can consciously control the thickness and concentration of their vape smoke. Higher temperature settings cause a thicker, heavier, and stronger vaping experience while lower temperature settings cause a milder and less intense vaping experience.

The quality of the concentrate

Using a vape pen means you are inhaling vapor instead of smoke. The absence of combusting materials eliminates the presence of toxins. This is the reason behind the smoothness of the vapor in comparison to smoking. One thing stands out when it comes to health issues using these types of devices. The problem is in the regulation of the growth and manufacture of concentrates. There are no standards on how to grow herbs and how to produce extracts. Some do not practice safe production extraction and distillation methods, causing the accumulation of harmful chemicals such as butane, neopentane, and hexane to in concentrates. The only way to protect yourself from such harmful chemicals is to learn how manufacturers perform their extraction process.

How the herb is grown can also affect the safety of your dabs. Herbs are exposed to chemical or non-regulated fertilizers that have unknown effects on the herb’s composition. Some who wish to make a quick buck often use pesticides just to sell as many herbs that they can in a batch of plants. Most pesticides can remain and are often extracted along with the essential oil of the herb.

Dab pens are considered to be safe to use as long as the quality of materials used is reliable, and concentrates are produced through safe practices. Make sure to research more about your dab pens and concentrates before you start using one. If you have questions about our dab pens, please don’t hesitate to ask them in the comment section or contact us!

Amount of vapor

The size of the vapor that you get depends on the temperature setting as well as the number of coils in the atomizer. If you’re a cloud chaser, you should go for quad coil pens like the Yocan Pandon and the Yocan Evolve Plus XL. You get a satisfying amount of vape clouds without going overboard.

Measured dabs

The dab pen’s chamber is not as big as that of a dab rig. We highly recommend dab pens if you want to have a smooth, enjoyable experience with your dabs. Some beginners swear off dabbing because they put in too much dab on their dab rig. With a dab pen, you place just a small amount of concentrate. A little goes a long way with dabs, and the dab pen’s chamber is big enough to get you properly medicated for the day.

Should I look into dab pens even though I am a beginner? Definitely! They are easy to use, don’t have much learning curve, and you can take them almost anywhere. If you have questions about the safe use of dab pens as a beginner, please feel free to leave a comment below! Follow us on social media for more up-to-date posts!

Please keep in mind that this article is written for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice. Please use it at your own risk and consult a healthcare professional before buying or using vape pens

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