Bongs are an inherent part of the cannabis culture. It is one of the most popular ways of consuming weed. A bong is most suitable for dried cannabis flowers. They are also called water pipes, bings, billies, and so on.
The most obvious advantage of a bong is its ability to cool down and filter the smoke. Water in the bong makes the process soft and smooth even when a person inhales large amounts of smoke.
Unlike joints, blunts, and spliffs, water pipes can cool the vapor without losing the rich spectrum of cannabis aroma and flavor. Hand pipes are also harsh in comparison with bongs. Dry pipes are not so easy on the throat and lungs because the toke is hot.
The best competition of bongs are bubblers. They also provide water percolation and a smooth experience, but, at the same time, they are as portable as hand pipes. However, the size is their most contradictory advantage. While bubblers are easy to carry around, bongs provide a more fluid experience. The reason is the small size of bubblers’ components. Because of that, they are difficult to clean and tend to get clogged.
Besides, bongs are newbies-friendly. They help to ease the first time people smoke and make it not as harsh. Water pipes filter chemicals, thus reducing the chance of lung cancer. They are a relatively cheap way of marijuana consumption in comparison to some other ways. Besides, glass water pipes are aesthetically pleasing.
As with alcohol and cigarettes, you should take full responsibility while using a bong and consider its effects on your health.