Vaporizing is much more than a safer alternative to smoking. In recent years it has grown into a powerful subculture that have many hobbyists picking up the trend.
“Instead of burning tobacco, e-cigarettes and personal vaporizers heat up a liquid to deliver the dose, says Beverly Encarnacion, owner of the vaping lounge Vaperize in Upper Tumon. Smoking cigarettes puts you at risk from hundreds of chemicals, as well as the those around you with toxic second-hand smoke. “It doesn’t work that way with vaping,” Encarnacion says. “Whoever is vaping gets the nicotine. And it’s not smoke — it’s vapor. You’ll notice it smells a lot better and it’s cooler to the touch.””