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    Let’s Talk About Bongs: What They Are and How They Work

    Let’s Talk About Bongs: What They Are and How They Work

    A bong is a water pipe that is commonly used to consume marijuana.

    It is a device meant to filter and chill the smoke produced by cannabis combustion. Experienced users claim that it gives a smoother hit and a higher level of intoxication. Opponents argue that a bong is no healthier for your lungs than other methods of smoking.

    It is an implementation with a long history. Today’s bongs may be complex items, but they serve the same purpose as their ancient predecessors. This article explains how bongs function and shows their benefits.

    The Anatomy Of Bongs

    These days there are many different varieties of bongs on the market. They range from simple bongs with a chamber and bowl to aesthetically pleasing masterpieces, such as a ceramic bong or a twirly glass design. And although it is a popular way to consume dried marijuana, it may also be used for a wide variety of other herbs as well. Regardless of the cost, almost every bong consists of five parts:

    • A tube is where the smoke travels through in order to reach the mouthpiece from where it is inhaled.
    • The bowl is where the dried cannabis flower is burned. Today’s designs actually allow the bowl to be removed and used as a slide carb.
    • The bottom of the bong is called the base and this is where designers take the chance to put their mark on the piece.
    • The carb is the hole that permits the user to clear smoke from the device by inhaling, and it is an abbreviation of the word carburetor.
    • The downstem is a little tube that allows smoke to go from the bowl to the base. The smoke then percolates through the water.

    How Do Bongs Work?

    From an outsider’s perspective, it may look complicated but, it is in fact very simple. Fill the bong with enough water to completely cover the downstem, and then fill the bowl with the dried flower. Just be careful, if you pack it too tightly, you won’t be able to burn it all. Place your lips on the mouthpiece, ignite the flower, and inhale the smoke.

    The chamber will soon be filled with white smoke. Before exhaling, release the carb and inhale what remains in the chamber.

    The Science Of Bongs

    As per the science behind bongs, it all comes down to some fundamental physics laws. When the substance is ignited, it combusts. The heat from the flame breaks down the chemical bonds in the cannabis, converting the particles into a gas. This gas appears like smoke. The bong filters out undesirable particles, allowing the user to absorb just particular components of the smoke.

    The water in a bong is also very important. When smoke is passed through water, it helps to remove a considerable percentage of tar and ash. The water captures the tar and ash but not the neutral molecules that people wish to inhale.

    In addition, the water cools the smoke before it reaches the mouth and lungs. It is, however, a balancing act. Only at particular temperatures will the cannabinoids and terpenes we desire to inhale evaporate. As a result, we want to make sure they stay in the vapor stream. This is accomplished by covering the downstem with water.

    Is It Good For Long Term Or Medical Use?

    A bong can chill and filter smoke to provide a smoother toke that feels less harsh than a rolled joint, but it does not protect you from the health dangers associated with smoking.

    If you’ve been using a bong on a regular basis, it might be time to put some lovely flowers in it and retire it on a bookshelf. If you’re going to consume cannabis for recreational or therapeutic purposes, experts advise you to think of another way to get it into your system. CBD sprays, capsules, oils, and consumables such as candies are some choices, depending on your wants and requirements.

    Final Thoughts

    Although bong users claim to get a more powerful high than when they use joints, there isn’t much scientific data to back this up. Also, don’t think that using a bong is healthier than smoking a joint. You are still breathing harmful chemicals produced by combusted marijuana material. Finally, research indicates that there is no advantage to inhaling bong smoke over an extended period of time. In actuality, the practice may be harmful to your lungs.

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