A lot of people, therefore, consider vaping to be the safer method of the two. However, there are different methods of vaping, so this will dictate the safety entailed.
For example, you may be exposed to harmful toxins if you use a vape pen. This is because these pens tend to incorporate marijuana extracts in the form of cartridges that have been filled with liquid, which are attached to the pen and then inhaled. In this case, you are inhaling concentrated carcinogens and contaminants, which will go directly into their bloodstream.
Many times, heavy metals, fertilizers, pesticides, and such like can touch the plant while it is growing. While this could potentially impact someone who uses a bong or pipe to smoke marijuana, the impact is felt more with a vape pen because it is so concentrated.
Since there are no real national extraction standards in place, it can make it very difficult to understand the quality of marijuana that you’re getting.