While vaping and JUULing have many of the same characteristics and capabilities, there are a few differences that distinguish them.
Vaping is the act of inhaling vapours from a device known as a vaporiser or vape. A vape refers to any device such as an e-cigarette or pen that heats an infused liquid when activated, to produce delicious smelling vapours that are then inhaled.
Vapes are made up of three components:
- Heating coil
- Liquid reservoir
The heating coil heats up the liquid in the reservoir, creating vapour that then gets inhaled.
CBD vapes are vaporisers that contain CBD infused liquid. Inhaling the vapours from a CBD vape is one of the easiest and quickest ways to get a dose of CBD. They come in many shapes and sizes and usually contain ingredients such as:
- Vegetable glycerine
- Propylene glycol
- Nicotine – but not all vapes do.
While some vapes contain nicotine, they are generally seen as a healthier alternative to normal cigarettes and smell much better, thanks to the flavourings added to the liquid! Some people have also claimed that vaping has helped them quit smoking, but this is anecdotal and more studies need to be done for these claims to be verified.
JUULing, on the other hand, is basically a form of vaping using a specific e-cigarette known as a JUUL.
However, while it is still vaping, there are differences to take note of. All JUUL products contain nicotine, unlike other brands with nicotine-free options. They also use regulated temperature control, producing fewer clouds than other vapes. JUULs do not need a specific charger or battery but can be charged by being plugged directly into a USB drive.
Just like other vapes, the JUUL come in varying sizes and shapes and contain similar ingredients.
JUUL devices are made up of two components:
- JUUL device with battery and temperature regulation system
- JUUL pod (the cartridge).
A JUUL device is activated immediately when a user draws on it, producing a vapour which is then inhaled.
The ingredients found in JUUL devices:
- Propylene glycol
- Benzoic acid