Vaporizing and vocal chords damage?

Discussion in 'Vaporizers' started by m0sh, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. m0sh

    m0sh New Member

    Hey guys, so I joined this forum a few month ago that after about 4 years of smoking , I finally moved to vaporizing.
    I never liked smoking but there wasn't a better solution for me and smoking weed was fun.
    I'm a singer song writer and singing is very important to me so I really wanted to quit smoking...I thought that vaporizing won't damage my vocal chords, but I still cough when I vape ...

    Anyway is there a temperature limit for vocal chord damage or is the damage minimal?

    I'm vaping now only at 190C*
  2. Waston540

    Waston540 New Member

    The cough is different than when you smoke. The vapor is dry. The cannabis vapor is naturally irritating to the throat. I usually have some cold water or tea near me when I vape. Take a sip before hitting it and keep the temps low. Not sure what kind of vape you use but if its a whip style you can buy ice chambers or water pipe adapters for them.

    As long as the herb doesn't turn black its not burning.
  3. kmak

    kmak Sr. Member

    your paranoid there is little to no damage to them and if your concered about coughing weed is a bronchial dilator, meaning it makes you cough, it cleans your lungs, nothing wrong with that. If you want a cooler hit, consider vonging, but people tend to cough more with them, because of the large amount of thc intake, but the hit is amazingly smooth until you reach that "oh fuck too much" moment
  4. m0sh

    m0sh New Member

    I don't think there's a lungs damage, I'm only talking about the vocal chords and how high(in C) can I get and do zero damage...

    I know that the damage is quite minimal but I just want to know to be sure
  5. al bundy

    al bundy New Member

    between vaping and smoking vaping is the minimal there was a special on history on marijuana and nest to eating it vaping is the way to go.
    no combustion only vapor.
  6. GunCow

    GunCow Sr. Member

    It shouldn't damage you at all.

    I don't think that smoking cannabis will do significant harm to your vocal chords, let alone vaporizing.

    Just look at all the great pot-head bands.
  7. m0sh

    m0sh New Member

    LOL, there are many singer that are smokers...for some its ok and for some they can only see the damage years after.

    When I smoked I used put I can't really do that its just awful.
    After moving to vaporizing I feel great and my voice seems to be very clean.
  8. blueberrydream

    blueberrydream New Member

    This portable vaporizer information site says vapors are made of water and that your body is also made of water. I do not see how that could hurt you?
  9. m0sh

    m0sh New Member

    So? i still cough a lot vaporizing...
  10. dj Dozhe

    dj Dozhe New Member

    Everybody's body is different. As a singer myself I find vaporizing to be a much better method at keeping my range as I've noticed smoking definitely takes a few notes off the top while adding a few on the bottom. The thing about vaporizing is you can keep experimenting with lower temps and smaller hits that result in less to no coughing and still achieve a very enjoyable experience.

    My suggestion is to find a style of vaping that doesn't cause as much coughing and test your range each day. If you notice a few notes missing from the top then cut back. You may notice no change at all, but this is the best way to find out how it affects you.

    Best of luck.
  11. blueberrydream

    blueberrydream New Member


    There are many teas that help with this also. I just saw one at the local store called Throat Coat. I have heard good things about it.
  12. m0sh

    m0sh New Member

    ^^ Thanks mate but that was not my concern ... I just want to verify if there's any real damage to the vocal chords and how can you compare it to smoking?

    after vaporizing for months now and hardly smoking ( only joints) , I can pretty much say that its hardly effective , more so it can even warm up my chords but then again sometimes with a huge hit I cough like crazy... and I recall coughing not being good at all according to my vocal teacher - but she told me she hears a difference in my voice :)
  13. 1406

    1406 Retired

    Cilica lining the trachea naturally becomes irritated, especially when inhaling something hot - whether that be smoke or vapor. This can be avoided by using a water filter or ice chamber (to cool the vapor), or alternatively by just sipping a drink while you vape.

    Smoke is a byproduct of combustion; vapor is essentially water vapor & psychoactive chemicals. Smoke contains much higher levels of carcinogens and tars than vapor does (the lower the vape temp the less harsh it is). Therefore, I'd be inclined to say that you're much better off vaporizing than smoking as a singer.

    Give this Wiki page a read.
  14. VaporNation

    VaporNation New Member

    What vaporizer are you using? You shouldn't be coughing from any Vaporizer unless you have the temp too high.
  15. m0sh

    m0sh New Member

    ^^ Using the extreme q at 190C

    I think you're wrong, I only cough if I take a really big hit and hold it inside - THC naturally does that.
  16. 1406

    1406 Retired

    There is some validity in his statement; the higher the temperature the harsher it is on your lungs. However 190C is on the lower end of the temperature spectrum, any lower and you'll be under THCs flash point.


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