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.
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.