A water pipe or bong is the favourite choice for many smokers. Want to know why? Then you should definitely read this article. Water pipes are available in all sorts of sizes, but probably you already knew that. There are roughly two categories. First of all, there are the bongs. They are specifically designed to smoke hash or weed. Secondly, there are the traditional water pipes or shishas. They were initially used to smoke tobacco, but you can use them for marijuana without any problems.
Nowadays, the names of water pipe and bong are regularly intertwined. They have lots of benefits for smokers. Logically, there are a number of important reasons for this. In this article, we’ll discuss four benefits. Actually, there are six, but to you have to read all the way to the end if you want to find out. Are you up for the challenge?
1. Smoother Hits
For many people, the biggest benefit of smoking a water pipe. Especially for beginning smokers. When you take a hit from the water pipe, the smoke is first filtered and cooled by the water. This results in smoother smoke when you inhale. In addition, the smoke has a pleasant temperature.
Compare that with the smoke from a joint. That smoke is hot, irritates your airways and can be hard on your throat. Sometimes resulting in severe coughing. Not really nice. Do you want to prevent that? A water pipe is an excellent choice.
This applies to both advanced and beginning smokers. As an advanced smoker, you can inhale a lot of smoke, as deep as you like. Maybe down to your toes? And as a beginner, you can take shorter hits so that you get used to smoking step by step. Say goodbye to coughing fits.
2. Easy to Use
You hardly need to learn anything to use a water pipe. The proper rolling of a joint can be a daunting task for beginners. A bong or water pipe is quite simple. Most bongs consist of four important parts. These are the vase or the reservoir, the stem or shaft, the tube and the bowl in which your favourite smoking ware goes.
Traditional water pipes work almost the same, but instead of a tube, the water pipe has a hose. Disassemble the water pipe, fill the vase with sufficient water, screw or place the shaft on the vase and fill the bowl with your herbs. If there is a hole in the bowl, you’ll have to cover it with a nugget. Then you only have to place your lips at the end of the hose or tube and ignite the smoke with a fire. Take a hit, inhale and hurray; You can now relax.
3. Easy to Maintain
Well, if you compare it with a joint, a water pipe is harder to maintain. You can just throw a joint away. We don’t recommend doing that with a water pipe. Nevertheless, the maintenance is very easy.
Make sure you refresh the water in the vase or reservoir after each use. The water becomes cloudy and gets a darker colour. This is because there are certain substances, some of them harmful, that remain in the water. Nobody will be happy about that. That’s why it’s best to always use clean water. Furthermore, it's a good idea to clean the parts every now and then. You can just wash it with soap. Or in the dishwasher, if you are lazy. If you want to do it thoroughly, Azarius has special cleaning products for you.
4. 3 Other Unique Benefits
It can’t be denied; a water pipe has a number of unique benefits and features that other ways of smoking simply don’t have. For example, consider the appearance of a water pipe. The eye wants some candy too, right? There are lots of water pipes in all kinds of price categories, but finding a nice water pipe that also serves as a nice decoration in your living room shouldn’t be that difficult. Maybe a nice replacement for that ugly floral vase that was gifted to you.
Do you use a traditional water pipe or shisha? You can mix your hash or weed with shisha tobacco and smoke it with hot coals instead of fire. This way you can enjoy all sorts of tastes. Perhaps this is a welcome change. In addition, you can keep smoking for hours. At least, if you take it easy. And what about the pleasant bubbling noise when taking a hit? You don’t hear that if you use a vaporizer or smoke a joint. Very relaxing when you're stoned.