A Vaporizer is a smoking device that produces a low heat, which, when applied to marijuana creates a "vapor" instead of "smoke". The result is a purity that contains only the desired ingredients, leaving out harmful fumes caused by flame and the combustion of the plant matter.
Vaporizers are the cream of the crop when it comes to smoking your stash. Vapor is much cleaner, therefore easier on your respiratory system, i.e., lungs - and because a vaporizer produces that vapor with much less heat, what you inhale is more concentrated and the taste is much more pleasing.
From my experience, using a vaporizer reduces the amount of medicine you will need to ingest to reach the plateau of relief you so desire.
I highly recommend “vaporizing” as the best way to get where you want to be.