There’s no shortage of ways to smoke – cigarettes, pipes, vaporisers and glass bongs. Each different type of smoking method has its own pros and cons.
People who are looking for their first smoking device or maybe just something a little different will want to know about the advantages of alternative methods. Keep in mind that everyone has their own tastes and what might be an advantage for one person could easily be a disadvantage for another.
With that said, one of the best ways to smoke anything is undoubtedly with a glass bong. But why is this method so superior when compared to others?
Let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons why smoking glass bongs are king of the bunch.
1. They can be re-used
While it’s true that this type of smoking paraphernalia is going to have an upfront cost, you will easily make this money back in what you save since (if you treat it carefully) it will last you a lifetime. With a glass bong you won’t have to continually re-stock on rolling paper – all you need to do is clean the one device every so often.
2. They help filter the smoke with water
The most obvious and significant benefit of smoking with glass bongs is the actual means by which the combustion process takes place. The water filtration that happens with this device means that your smoke is both cooled down – preventing your throat from being irritated by the heat – as well filtered from many harmful chemicals and ash that would otherwise end up in your mouth.
3. More intense smoking experience
Another big advantage of glass bongs is that they give you an immense hit of what you’re smoking when compared with other methods. This is because you are smoking all of the mix at once rather than slowly puffing on it over time.
For new smokers, this kind of big hit can feel a little overwhelming, so it may be prudent to start with smaller amount and work your way up. They give you a lot of freedom and flexibility about how you smoke with them.
4. Can be cleaned very easily
While they can be made out of lots of different materials, they are superior because they are the easiest to clean. Just like cleaning your dishes, cleaning this device is very easy and can be done with some hot water and detergent.
Alcohol is also a great way to clean the device as the material stops any residuals collecting on the surface. This makes them safer to smoke out of than other alternatives.
One easy way to clean them and have them looking brand new is to rinse them with a small amount of acetone then rinse with warm water. This will get rid of the entire gunk that has collected in and around the device over the time you’ve used it.
5. They can be very aesthetically pleasing
A great thing about glass bongs is that they are also a canvas for fantastic works of art. They are also all entirely hand made as there is no existing machine that makes them entirely from scratch.
There are an endless amount of different designs, styles and aesthetics being explored with this type of smoking device. Some people even just collect them as artworks and don’t smoke out of them at all.
As you can see there’s no shortage of great reasons to start smoking with glass bongs. When compared with other smoking methods, this one reigns supreme simply because of its convenience of use and other benefits.
Fergus Murray is the lead editor for Business News Ledger. Fergus has been working as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade having published stories in the New York Times, The Plain Dealer, The Daily Mail and many others. Fergus is based in Detroit and covers issues affecting his city and New York State. When he is not busy writing, Fergus enjoys jogging.