People have been using bongs since hundreds of years however their popularity has increased exponentially nowadays due to advancement in the water filtration systems, which make smoking much more pleasurable experience.
People find smoking by using bong is the healthiest way of smoking dry herbs rather than using a vaporizer. Recently, many people however are wondering how much water filtration can filter harmful carcinogens effects and whether it will block effectiveness of the dry herbs.
Are bongs really better for our lungs?
If you are looking for smoother take, then bong will certainly offer you just that, as compared to smoking any weed that is rolled in a paper. As thought of, water in the bong will eliminate the dry heat that you will get from joint. Often this is described as cooler, creamier, as well as smooth rather than harsh.
However, this effect may be deceiving, though. The smoother smoke may give a better feeling to our lungs, but you are still smoking, which is filling your lungs. Of course, small amount of bad stuff will get filtered out. However, that may not be enough to make a big difference.
So, all those claims about bongs as “safer” way of smoking are really not a scientific explanation. Safety aspects of bong has been quite low so far as medical research is concerned however, cannabis are becoming legal in more states hence this may change.
How to Smoke by using a bong!
Those who are first-time smoker will not be too sure about using bong for smoking. Here in the subsequent paragraph we will tell you the procedure in step by step method.
- Fill the bong with water
How much water you need actually depends on the size and type of the bong. General thumb-rule is, fill water just above percolators of your bong. Another way is just fill up the bong with plenty of water and clean and suck as hard you can and spit out excess water.
Repeat till no water gets into your mouth.
- Grind up dry herbs
Now grind up dry herbs and ensure consistent grind which will not clog the bowl. Usually, it is better to grind the herbs as fine you can but not too much fine that it may fall through hole of the bowl piece.
- Pack herbs onto the bong bowl
Your bowl is funnel-shaped piece of glass that will sit in the bongs joint to hold your dry herbs. Try to pack this piece full with grind herbs, little firmly but not very tight. By packing too tight, you will allow airflow through.
Best will be to pack small bowl as you can pack it again anytime.
- Light up the bowl
Hold the bong and place mouth over mouthpiece. Make sure your lips go inside mouthpiece for creating an airtight seal. Light the dry herbs and inhale while you are lighting it.