New Puffit 2 Vaporizer Looks Like Asthma Rescue Inhaler
- Released: November 2014
- Manufactured By: Discreet Vape
- Manufactured In: China
- Designed In: Hong Kong
- Designed For:
- Dry Herb
- Liquid (sold sep.)
Most vaporizers on the market today have somewhat similar designs. Vape pens are by far the dominant form of mobile vaporizing. Breaking from this trend, the Puffit 2 is an ultra-discreet device that looks almost exactly like an inhaler. The portable vaporizer retails for just $99.99, and is the latest development in the Puffit series.
Discretion of the Puffit 2 Portable Vaporizer
Patients often seek to medicate discreetly without attracting attention. Unfortunately, an unjust stigma still partially exists around cannabis consumption, even for medicinal purposes. Anyone should be free to relieve their pain whenever necessary. The Puffit 2 is inarguably one of the most discreet vaporizers ever created.
The first time that I saw this vaporizer, I thought it was an asthma inhaler. Ironically, medicinal cannabis has indeed proven effective against asthma and related symptoms. I did not suspect the device was a vaporizer until I was specifically told so.
It is unlikely anyone on the street would recognize what you were doing if you used it. Of course, if you visibly exhale a large amount of vapor, that’s definitely a hard giveaway. Odors are also indicators of consumption, so it’s important to be aware of these factors when in public.
One issue that prevents optimal discretion is the time it takes to heat up the Puffit 2. However, this problem can be circumvented by heating the vaporizer out of sight until it is ready to be used. As long as you inhale from it relatively quickly, there is little risk of attracting attention. If anything, someone would just think you were using an actual inhaler.
How to Use the Puffit 2 Vape
Using the Puffit 2 is an enjoyable experience. There is a large depressor-like button/container where the herbal material is deposited. The container is inserted into the Puffit 2, which is then activated by pressing down on the container with your hand.
I’ve always had trouble knowing when to inhale from a vapor pen. In my heart, I always wanted a vaporizer to just tell me what to do. The Puffit 2 satisfies this need. To use the device, you hold down the large metal button/container on top. An audible vibrator buzzes twice in quick succession, repeating until the device is heated and ready for action. Readiness is indicated by two longer buzzes.
Since the mouthpiece of the Puffit 2 is much larger than most vaporizers, the amount of vapor delivered is quite large. Despite the vapor’s high density, it was smooth and relaxing. I did not feel the need to inhale again after the first time.
Who is the Puffit 2 Good For?
I definitely liked using the Puffit 2, but would probably not travel with it. One disadvantage is its size, which renders it difficult to store in most pants pockets. However, it would easily fit in many jacket pockets or backpacks.
I would not recommend this vaporizer for social situations or long sessions. The loading chamber is fairly small, which contributes to the device’s suitability for short period use. Patients who need to take a moderate amount of cannabinoids at once will find this to be a great choice. Both dry blends and concentrates are usable in this vaporizer.
Advantages of the Puffit 2 Vaporizer
One of the primary advantages of the Puffit 2 over other models is its size. It is the smallest model yet, coming in at 3.7 inches high and 1.9 inches wide. The battery life is also longer than some predecessors.
Perhaps most importantly, the heat chamber has been redesigned to utilize an advanced thermal alloy that results in enhanced vapor production. Ultimately, patients want products that can deliver satisfactory amounts of vapor, and the Puffit 2 meets that requirement.Most vaporizers on the market today have somewhat similar designs. Vape pens are by far the dominant form of mobile vaporizing. Breaking from this trend, the Puffit …
Weed and Asthma: Lung Friendly Tips
Asthma is a lung condition marked by coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. It can be a chronic condition or an acute attack can be triggered by allergens like environmental pollutants or by the presence of a respiratory infection. Rates of asthma in the US have dramatically increased over the past 40 years, due at least in part to low breastfeeding rates and increased exposure to numerous toxins. Conventional asthma treatments include steroid inhalers, available in both daily preventative doses and doses for acute attacks, although occasionally an asthma sufferer will require further emergency interventions like the use of a nebulizer.
Weed and Asthma
Cannabis has been shown to be beneficial for the treatment of asthma, most likely because it helps to relax the lungs and both THC and CBD have shown anti-inflammatory action on the lungs. So what the best way to take cannabis for asthma? Smoking and vaping seem to have the most reliable and immediate bronchodilation effect when compared to edibles. However, smoking may be associated with greater risk for triggering an immediate asthma attack than vaping. Edibles can have similar lung relaxing effects but are not suitable for treating an acute asthma attack due to variability in the time between dose and when the active medicinal effect takes place. Therefore, vaping is likely the easiest and safest method to achieve the medicinal results of cannabis for an acute asthma attack.
Vaping with Asthma
While there is not a lot of information on the health effects from the use of vaporizers to imbibe weed, it seems clear that vaping is less damaging to the lungs than smoking and thus the medicinal effects can be achieved for a person with asthma with less risk of triggering an attack. Vaporizers activate beneficial constituents in ganja like THC and CBD, while staying at a low enough temperature to avoid burning the waste materials, meaning no smoke or harmful by-products are taken into the lungs. It does seem important to educate yourself what temperature is appropriate depending on the form of cannabis you are vaping, since flower vapes at a different temp and in a different type of vaporizer than an isolate like shatter or a whole plant extract in a pod (like those found in Stiiizy or Pax products).
Vaping Inhaler vs. Asthma Inhaler
An asthma inhaler typically contains a steroid, which suppresses inflammation in the tissues. Unfortunately, there are many known side effects from the use of steroids, including acne, weight gain, increased body hair and difficulty sleeping. Using a cannabis vaporizer, whether it is for a CBD-heavy strain compound, a whole plant product like a CO2 oil extract, or dried flower in an old-school Pax, can get the anti-inflammatory and bronchodilation actions of cannabis into the lungs almost immediately, and in a controlled dose. Treating acute asthma attacks can be a simple as vaping, which is an easy intervention for someone used to relying on an asthma inhaler to control symptoms. Over time, the use of high-quality cannabis products may also help to heal the lungs and lessen the acute bouts of asthma.
Putting it All Together
Caution should be used by anyone with a reactive airway disease or who has known smoke triggers for asthma. Vaporizing cannabis might be a better option for anyone who needs to protect their lungs, while still needing immediate relief from asthma provided by cannabis. One benefit to vaping is that it is unnecessary to take the vapor deep into the lungs, as with smoking, and the user can control the amount of vapor taken in quite easily. Clean, organic vaping products and/or the use of cannabis that is free from pesticides or other chemical contaminants is another important consideration for anyone treating asthma with medical marijuana. Look for chemical-free extractions (think ethanol or CO2), and high-quality organic ingredients to avoid lung-irritating preservatives, chemicals or flavors.Vaping cannabis with asthma may be safer than smoking, while still helping to reduce lung inflammation and promote bronchial dilation. Check out these lung friendly tips for cannabis use with asthma. ]]>