A bong is a device used to smoke cannabis, tobacco or other herbal substances which can be inhaled in large chunks without many heavy particles going inside the lungs. It is also known as a water pipe as it makes use of water as a base which helps in filtering the harmful smoke and large particles from the product being smoked. A bong is made up of two main components, a bowl like base at the bottom and a pipe-like structure with an opening at the top. The cannabis, tobacco is placed at the bottom of the bowl and fill with water. After that, the bowl part is heated, and the smoke released from the bottom is brought up and inhaled from the top.

Such devices can either be made at home using any glass, plastic or durable material which can withstand repeated exposure to heat. It can also be purchased at a local shop, or through online bongs shopping.

How bongs work

Many forms of bongs were found to be used in recorded history. There have been cases about bongs being used in ancient India, Persia, China, etc. In today’s world, using a bong to smoke cannabis is considered to be illegal in many countries. Some of the countries do allow the smoking of cannabis or marijuana for medical use, and one must provide particular medical documents before buying online bongs.

The size of bongs varies from place to place, and one must purchase only after knowing one’s smoking capacity. In case anyone inhales more smoke from a bong than one can take, it may result in severe and disastrous after effects and sometimes, can even result in the death of the person inhaling the smoke.

There are many high-quality manufacturers in the online bongs market which offer great long lasting and durable products. Some of them are often quite expensive but in turn, are the safest for a person considering his or her health. Many factors make bongs different from one another in terms of durability and quality. The thickness of the material of the glass used to make the bong is one such issue. The glass should be of high melting point and should not break under intense heating. Usually, high-quality online bongs are made up of borosilicate glass which has high resistivity to heat and pressure.

One should always verify the quality and authenticity, by checking reviews, of the types of bongs, glass and wooden or otherwise, before purchasing online bongs from any shopping website. Many times it happens that the bongs being sold online are not of as good quality as mentioned on the product page. This may end up being very harmful to the buyer. He or she must only buy these items from verified and assured buyers.

A bong also called a water pipe, is a basic appliance which is used to smoke cannabis, tobacco or other medicinal or hallucinatory products. It is shaped like a pipe, and the product which is to be smoked is kept at eh bottom of the pipe. After igniting the pipe, the smoke coming from the bottom is inhaled after it flows from the bottom oval part through the opening and into the top. A device which resembles a bong is a hookah, which is also used to smoke. The only difference is that hookah is generally used for smoking flavored tobacco and is used in hookah bars and restaurants. The glass bongs are generally a more compact and movable version of a hookah.  A bong may be made from any material which is tightly sealed to avoid any leakage of water or air. All one needs is a hollow pipe and a container to hold the tobacco or cannabis.  About bongs These structures have been known to be in use for many decades in the countries of the African continent, Laos, Thailand, etc. The term bong has been used many years back for the first time in recorded history in the 1940s. It was then described as something of a water pipe used for smoking hashish, hemp-plant or marijuana. Water is added to the bong to filter out some of the ash particles from reaching the lungs.  The water traps the majority of large chunks of particles and stops them from reaching the lungs of the person smoking from the bong.  Bongs are generally made from any glass or plastic material. One needs to shape a bowl-like structure, a pipe, and a bong can be made out of it. The glass used to make such glass bongs must be made with such a material which can withstand heat. Any glass that breaks melts or gets damaged after getting heated repeatedly is not considered to be the ideal material to make a bong. The bong is then filled with water, and the substance which is to be smoked is placed inside the bowl like structure. The bowl is heated, and the smoker inhales from the pipe. This creates a quicker and cleaner drag than a basic cigarette. After enough drugs are made, the smoke inside the glass bongs begins to become more and denser. The heat source is now removed, and the bong can be smoked until the smoke gets thinner and thinner.  As said, glass bongs can be made by a person by themselves or even purchased online or at a local store. One must provide ID proof that he or she is at least 18 years of age before buying glass bongs. This rule exists in many countries across the world.  Conclusion Smoking tobacco or cannabis injurious to health as is known to all smokers. It is done as a recreational activity, and it is banned in many countries across the world. Nonetheless, it is carried out by people of all ages in places all over the world.


Bongs are quite useful to people suffering from diseases like glaucoma, a condition in which the optic nerve gets damaged, where smoking marijuana helps reducing the damage.