Vaporizers are a healthier alternative to combustion and smoking. Smoking burns plant material and produces toxic combustion byproducts which can be harmful when inhaled. Vaporizers, on the other hand, usually use electronically controlled heaters to ensure extraction of active ingredients below combustion temperatures. Since there is no combustion, the original structure of the plant material is not destroyed but stays intact. This makes it possible to extract active ingredients from the plant over several sessions. There are studies (conducted with the VOLCANO) showing that vaporization is even more efficient than smoking.
Furthermore, a vaporizer with full temperature control gives you the possibility to “experiment” with different temperature settings and find the temperature you are most comfortable with. At lower temperatures, a Vaporizer will deliver smooth vapor and make inhalation more comfortable and less harsh on the throat.