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What Are Healthier Alternatives to Smoking and Vaping?

Published April 19, 2022

What Are Healthier Alternatives to Smoking and Vaping

There could be many reasons why you enjoy hemp-derived THC.

And there could be many reasons why inhalation, whether smoking or vaping might not be right for you.

And that’s okay.

In this guide, we’re going to cover alternative ways to enjoy hemp-derived THC.

It is worthy to note that this article should not be taken as medical advice. We are hemp enthusiasts, not doctors. If you or anyone else have concerns about using the alternatives below, seek medical advice.

Alternatives of Smoking and Vaping

For many of us, removing Delta-8 from our lives is not something we want to do.

While some have begun to lean toward disposables, carts, and smoking flower, these methods may not be ideal for everyone.

Don’t alienate yourself from the advantages of the cannabis species. Instead, take a look at our alternatives to vaping and smoking that will still offer a similar experience, but without having to inhale anything.


When you hear “edibles,” your first thought might be a memory of off-tasting brownies that seem to bring you to your special place.

This isn’t the 90s or early 2000s. Nowadays edibles infused with hemp-derived THC are an art that almost anyone can experience. This line of products can take many different forms ranging from candies, baked goods, chocolate, and even savory snacks.

The hemp market opens new opportunities every day, including the different ways to consume this magnificent plant.

Take your tastebuds on a journey they have never gone before and enjoy hemp to the max without having to inhale anything.

Edibles have been known to be long-lasting and to incite more noticeable effects. Still, each experience will vary from person to person, so yours may be different.

It is much easier to measure the amount of hemp-derived THC you’ve taken with an edible than with vaping or smoking flower. However, it is still important to start small and wait for the effects to arise.

Although inhaling hemp offers faster results, edibles do not. For example, if you consume an edible with THC, it has to be digested, broken down, and converted to  11-hydroxy-THC.

Due to this process, this method is not for impatient people.

If you decide to consume edibles for the first time, remember to keep a timer to gauge how long it takes for your body to start feeling effects for future sessions.


Tinctures come in liquid form and can be consumed sublingually.

Hemp-infused tinctures are made with liquid hemp extracts mixed with a carrier oil. This product can be found in a small glass with a dropper cap for easy application. In addition, customers have three different cannabinoid compositions to choose from:

Full-spectrum CBD: includes many different cannabinoids and compounds of the hemp plant, including up to 0.3% of THC. Compared to other products, this mixture has been noted to offer the entourage effect. This effect occurs when there is not one but a combination of cannabinoids that work together to produce an impact greater than when they’re on their own.

Broad-spectrum CBD: this mix is nearly identical to full-spectrum, except it contains no THC. This composition has been reported to incite the entourage effects, but it may not be as noticeable.

Delta-8 THC: Delta-8 THC tinctures consist of Delta-8 distillate in a carrier oil. The effects of Delta-8 are much more noticeable than that of broad-spectrum or full-spectrum CBD.

Beyond the different compositions, tinctures happen to be a fan favorite for a few reasons.

It can be used in nearly anything, easy to travel with, and has a far longer shelf-life than most hemp products.  


A topical is hemp-infused product that is applied to the skin. This kind of product can be found in lotions, balms, and oils.

You can currently find strain-specific topicals made with specific cannabinoid profiles, with each product having a different volume of terpenes and compounds. Some brands even add other select ingredients and essential oils.

Hemp Products for Non-Smokers and Non-Vapers

Once you decide which alternative fits your lifestyle, it's time to find high-quality products that will not only keep you satisfied but will make you rethink hemp.

If you have enjoyed Delta-8 cartridges or Delta-8 flower in the past, our line of edibles, tinctures, and topicals will surely impress you.

Within our products, we only use American-grown hemp, with a lot of it cultivated right here in Texas.

Our merchandise has been lab-tested and comes with a QR code for easy access, allowing you to verify that it is Farm Bill compliant, solvent-free, and made with quality.

Lastly, what separates us from the rest is our drive to give back to those who have served. Since Hometown Hero is a veteran-owned company, our focus is to donate to veteran charities across the country, and to do this—it starts with you.

With each purchase you make with us, a portion of the profits will be donated to veteran organizations.

And now that you know a bit about us let’s get into all of the merchandise available 24/7 at our online store.

Hometown Hero Edibles

Hometown Hero edibles aren’t just good—they’re perfect (humble brag). Each bite, whether baked good or gummy, will send your pallet into overdrive, and that’s before the effects even start. 

Below, we will break down all the edibles available for you.

Live Rosin Edibles

If you are looking for the top of the top shelf of hemp-derived THC edibles, then our Live Rosin Gummies are exactly what you need.

Within each gummy holds 25mg of hemp-derived Delta 9 THC and 5mg of live rosin, providing you with the choice between a sativa, indica, or hybrid profile along with specific strains.

From the first bite, you will be sent straight into a fresh flavor with a hint of nature's essence.

Come experience hemp at its prime and prepare to rethink everything you thought you knew about what edibles can offer.

Delta 8 Edibles

Our line of Delta 8 gummies comes in not one but five different incredible flavors. These edibles will deliver effects that will lead you to reach for more.

Each gummy has 25mg of Delta 8 THC with a container that holds 10 gummies, allowing you to have enough product for numerous sessions.

But if gummies aren’t your thing—we got you covered.

We offer hand-crafted baked goods made at a local artisan baker here in Texas.

Our Rainbow Squares are fruity rice crisps covered in gooey marshmallows, giving you a treat that brings you back to your childhood roots.

Except for this time, it is an adult treat.

Each square has 200mg of Delta-8 scored in 50mg quarters. Share it or section it out. Either way, the possibilities are endless.

Select Spectrum Edibles

With three flavors to choose from, prepare to make the challenging decision. Dive right into these fresh fruity flavors and find your favorite kind.

Whether you want the fresh taste of strawberries, the bright tropical flavor of mango, or the vibrant tartness of pineapple—you can order them online or find them in person at your local hemp store.

In a single Select Spectrum gummy, there is 10mg of CBD, 10mg of hemp-derived Delta-9, and other cannabinoids that come together and offer the entourage effect, which occurs when multiple compounds are consumed—giving you a balanced experience.

If this cannabinoid profile excites you, why stop with gummies?

This combination has become so popular; we decided to take this line to another level—Select Spectrum Cocoa Squares.

With 300mg of CBD and 300mg of hemp-derived Delta-9, mixed with chocolate rice cereal and gooey marshmallows—after your first bite, you won’t want to stop.

Hometown Hero Tinctures and Topicals

Some may say that we saved the best for last—and we couldn’t agree more.

Giving you the option to choose between 600mg or 1,200mg of high-quality Delta-8 THC, this bottle will turn any night into an adventure.

With three flavors to choose from, this product requires no accessories or experience. Just a drop or two (not the whole dropper), and you will find yourself with the calming effects of Delta-8 in no time.

While effects do vary from person to person, there have been reports of this product being fast-acting and everything they hoped for—and more.

But if you want a product to target an area outside your body, take a look at our topical.

Our Delta 8 Roll-On is a fast-acting blend of D8 and soothing menthol that comes together to offer your muscles a well-deserved retreat.

This roll-on contains 1,000mg of Delta 8 THC and is non-greasy and fast-acting. Use it wherever you’d use any other roll-on.


Deciding to remove smoking and vaping from your life can feel like you’re missing out. But you’re not.

The hemp market has expanded to the point that everyone can experience the magic of hemp without having to smoke or vape.

If you are looking for alternatives to vaping for nicotine addiction, we advise you speak with a medical professional.

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