One of the most novel and easiest ways of smoking is by using a bong. An increasing number of people prefer to smoke using a bong in order to enhance the experience.
But what exactly is a bong? Simply put, a bong is a type of smoking device commonly used for smoking tobacco, other herbal substances. It is also called a water pipe. Bongs are also referred to by other street names such as binger, bing, billy, etc.
Basically, a bong is made up of five parts: Base or tube, downstream, carburetor, bowl and a percolator which filters the smoke as it is drawn through the water.
The use of bongs has been traced to China's Ming Dynasty where water pipes have been used to cool down the smoke inhaled by the ancient monarchs. Typically, bongs are made from a variety of materials such as glass, ceramics, metals, plastic, bamboo, and metals. So, you have multiple choices to choose from. However, it is important to note that each material has their benefits and drawbacks.
Type of Bongs
Bongs come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Since the use of cannabis is gradually being legalized in many countries, the creativity of artists has been openly expressed in the different forms in why bongs are produced. Some of the popular types of bongs are:
- Beaker-Shaped Bongs
- Multi-Chamber Bongs
- Percolator Bongs
- Straight-Tube Bongs
- Water-Gravity Bongs
- Carburetor Bongs
- Round-Base Bongs
Benefits of Using a Bong
One of the biggest reasons bong users use the device is that it helps to filter the smoke. It also cools the smoke, making inhalation a smooth experience. When you use an ordinary pipe, the smoke is harsh to inhale. In addition, bong users have said that smoking your tobacco through a water pipe helps to maintain the unique flavor or aroma.
A number of studies seem to indicate that when smoke is passed through water, it helps to filter some of the particulate matter that goes with unfiltered smoke. Over time, these toxicants accumulate in the esophagus and lungs leading to potential harm. You certainly have good reasons to use your bong over other devices such as pipes and dab pens.
Top Rated Bongs & Water Pipes
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