People with wick You all know how dirty and nasty that stuff is. Getting wax in my floor, hold that burning wick under a glass plate. Soot everywhere. Thats what cuases cancer. Carbon. Hell a torch is safer. No Soot.
I dont think its the wick that's at fault here.... i think that's a user error...
"From a chemist point of view though butane "should" be safe. When you burn butane the reaction looks like this.
2 C4H10 + 13 O2 -> 8 CO2 + 10 H2O
This means that the by-products of PURE butane are nothing but water and CO2 which themselves are obviously safe. BUT you can't assume the the butane is pure. Butane is derived from petroleum and distilled. Much like distilling alcohol it never comes out completely pure. So there are bi-products in the butane. Which could be harmful.
An additional thing that draws concert for me are the pyrophoric flints in the lighters, they are made of mixed metals, iron alloys, and rare earths, mainly cerium, neodymium, and praseodymium.
Go to youtube and look up a time lapse for a lighter lighting.
As far as hemp wick goes. Beeswax is one of the purest natural materials on the planet. If you really think about it you are already smoking pot. What makes smoke a hemp sting dipped in a natural wax harmful?
I say smoke hemp wick.
As far as the taste goes I didn't notice much of a difference, that is until I ran out of hemp wick and went back to the lighter. The smoke was much harsher. That was years ago and I have not used a lighter since."