There are classy means by which you can smoke your cannabis. You may have heard of or seen it before, probably when you paid a visit to your grandparents and you may have wondered at some point what it was used for. What you saw that your grandparents use in smoking is what is called a bong. Bongs are a classy but ancient way of smoking cannabis.
They are filtration device that is generally used for smoking cannabis, tobacco and any other herbal substances. The main reason why many prefer bongs is that it allows them to inhale as much smoke as possible at once when smoking.
A bong is somewhat similar to a hookah, based on its construction and function. The only difference is that it is more smaller and portable.
A bong is also known as a water pipe and it was invented in the 70s by Bob Snodgrass. You may have heard people call it bubbler, binger or Billy.
And as said earlier, it has been around for a long time. The term bong is said to have come from the Thai word baung.
How does it work?
When you make use of a bong for smoking, after lighting it, the gas flows from the lower port to the upper port. This gives the user one big hit of smoke at once.
First, what you need to know is that they come in different shapes and sizes and some are just a bowl and chambers while others may be colourful, they all will still do the same thing.
Are they good for your lungs’ health?
Well, if we are to spare the fact that you are still smoking no matter how you sugarcoat it, making use of a bong helps to eliminate the dry heat you get from smoking through a weed rolled in paper. The effect would still be cooler, creamy and smooth in comparison to smoking using rolled paper.
They may be referred to as safe but the amount of smoke that fills your lungs at one inhalation is more than that of the rolled paper, which you must already know.
Who should use a bong?
Veteran smokers and maybe intermediate smokers but certainly not beginners. It could pose more harmful effects to them.
Why? The amount of smoke that fills your lungs at once is greater, if you are a beginner to smoking in general, you may end up asphyxiating due to the lack of oxygen that would be provided to your brain at that moment. That is not only it, it could cause you to choke and even lose your footing.