Okay. I bought some I-tal Hempwick. Why? Because I wanted, what I heard was a safer smoke than using butane from a lighter. I'm not sure if it really is healthier, but I can tell you about the convenience issues. It is not nearly as convenient as using a lighter. When you light the end of the hempwick it burns entirely too fast. The quickness to how it burns leads to some safety issues too. It just keeps on burning closer and closer to my hand. It doesn't stop burning like if you take your hold off of the lighter. You have to blow it out, and the smoke that comes off of the wick smells like a candle or match getting blown out. I could accidentally drop it and cause my carpet, papers, clothes, w/e to catch on fire. If you're a health freak like I am though you would use it, regardless of the inconveniences. I know smoking isn't healthy either so that's why I sometimes use a vape. Hope this gives you good insight on the hempwick. Peace.