Hookahs vs. Vaping: The Truth Exposed
There is usually much confusion about vaping and hookahs as people want to know the main differences between the two. In this article, we will try to give a brief overview of each and the main differences between them.
Definition of Vaping
Vaping is a term used for the inhalation of water vapor produced by a vaporizer, which is typically electric. Interestingly, hookahs can also be taken from vape pens, which are specifically known as hookah pens. There are also e-cigarettes, which are a different kind of device altogether.
A particular form of vaping is known as dripping, which is practiced on e-cigarettes and vaporizers. Tobacco or cannabis are poured into the e-cigarette and, instead of water vapor, it is nicotine vapor that is produced. This particular way of taking tobacco is gaining a lot of popularity among young adults.
Vape pens didn’t start as devices for smoking cigarettes. However, many teenagers hacked the devices so they could be used for dripping. Eventually, manufacturers caught on to this and started manufacturing the devices ready-made for dripping. That eventually gave rise to the e-cigarette.
The Special Case of e-Cigarettes
E-cigarettes are specifically designed for the use of nicotine. They are powered by batteries and deliver nicotine to the user not in the form of smoke but rather in the form of vapor. Liquid nicotine is poured inside and vaporized by some heating coils that are powered by a battery. The nicotine is then inhaled and exhaled. It may look like smoke, but it is often odorless.
E-cigarettes typically come in the fanciest of packaging, and many of them have flavors, rather than being odorless. They can have flavors like bubblegum, watermelon, strawberry, apple and so on. They are also manufactured in all shapes and sizes. Some of them look like traditional cigarettes while others look like pipes and cigars. There will even be those that look like USB memory devices or even the everyday pen. The industry is currently very large and growing every day. There are currently hundreds of e-cigarette brands on the market, and they are adding in number every day.
A hookah is a type of water pipe. It comes attached to a small bowl in which the tobacco is heated. The tobacco smoke produced as a result is then channeled through a chamber full of water and then through a rubber pipe to the user’s mouth. The user smokes from the hose with the help of a special mouthpiece.
Ultimately, all three of these can be used to smoke tobacco, and the one you choose depends on your preferences. As far as health concerns come into play, you will be inhaling nicotine, no matter what device you use and, therefore, you should know about the negative health effects of smoking tobacco.
All the same, the hookah offers some advantages over the others. For starters, the hookah promotes socialization. Because of the way hookahs are used, people have to come together to indulge in hookah smoking, promoting deep conversations while enjoying a common pastime. Hookahs are also more traditional since they use coals to heat the tobacco and not battery-powered coils. This certainly adds some authenticity to the smoke.