The idea of smoking through water is almost as ancient as the smoking culture itself. The word “bong” comes from the Thai word “baung” or “baawng,” which was first recorded in the 1944 McFarland Thai-English Dictionary as a cylindrical bamboo pipe for smoking “kancha, tree, hashish, or the hemp-plant,” and people throughout Africa and Southeast Asia have used them for centuries.
From better filtration, to more precise dosing, conserving more cannabis, getting bigger but smoother hits, promoting sustainability, or even the simple fact of being fun and ornamental, bongs can greatly enhance your cannabis experience. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using a bong.
As hot smoke enters directly into the lungs with joints, blunts, or dry pipes, it produces an unpleasant burning feeling that might deter newbies (or people who are not used to smoking).
When you take a hit from the water pipe, the smoke is first filtered and cooled by the water. This results in smoother smoke when you inhale. In addition, the smoke has a pleasant temperature.
Bongs Reduce Bacteria And Mold
Bongwater traps bacteria and mold to reduce the number of microbes that you inhale. Cannabis users tend to pass joints, pipes, and bongs around, which also passes illnesses. With a bong, some of those contaminants get filtered through the water instead of your lungs.
To get the most benefits from your bong, you should change the water between smoking sessions. A weekly deep clean with alcohol and Epsom salt is also a good idea. If you share your bong, you may want to wipe the mouthpiece off with an alcohol swab between each smoker to prevent sharing more than your high.
Lighting anything on fire produces carcinogens. Unfortunately, a bong can’t completely eliminate all carcinogens and other toxins. However, using a bong can significantly reduce the number of harmful compounds that end up in your lungs, as they are filtered through the water.
A gram of even medium-quality cannabis in today’s legal market costs almost $13, while a gram of high quality cannabis costs nearly $15. If you’re smoking that entire gram in joints, that may only translate to three joints that you can roll with each gram.
In other words, if you’re a cannabis enthusiast who smokes joints every day and enjoys high quality cannabis, you may end up spending $15 a day just on cannabis. f you want to avoid this cheap-weed tragedy from befalling you, there are two options: cut down on the amount of cannabis you consume, or change your consumption method.
In the cannabis community, bongs are widely considered to be the most efficient way to consume cannabis. That’s because with the amount of cannabis you might use to roll a single joint, you may be able to smoke five hits out of a bong.
Easy To Use
You hardly need to learn anything to use a water pipe. The proper rolling of a joint can be a daunting task for beginners. A bong or water pipe is quite simple. Most bongs consist of four important parts. These are the vase or the reservoir, the stem or shaft, the tube and the bowl in which your favourite smoking ware goes.
Traditional water pipes work almost the same, but instead of a tube, the water pipe has a hose. Disassemble the water pipe, fill the vase with sufficient water, screw or place the shaft on the vase and fill the bowl with your herbs. If there is a hole in the bowl, you’ll have to cover it with a nugget. Then you only have to place your lips at the end of the hose or tube and ignite the smoke with a fire. Take a hit, inhale and hurray; You can now relax.
Bongs Are Fun
A water pipe has a number of unique benefits and features that other ways of smoking simply don’t have. For example, consider the appearance of a water pipe. The eye wants some candy too, right? Glass is a versatile material that comes in a range of colors. The moldability of glass allows artists to craft artistic bongs in an endless variety of shapes.
And what about the pleasant bubbling noise when taking a hit? You don’t hear that if you use a vaporizer or smoke a joint. Very relaxing when you’re stoned.