More than just a way to inhale, bongs are also a way to express yourself creatively. They’re pieces of art that come in a wide range of colours, textures and styles, and are meticulously created. The simpler ones resemble blown-up pipes, while the more complicated ones belong on museum podiums. Bongs are beautiful pieces of glass smoking equipment made by skilled craftspeople. When you’re not using them, you may either hide them or put them on display.
Hookahs are believed to have been designed centuries ago and are the ancestors of modern bongs. Hookahs became more popular as people began to use tobacco. Bongs, like their ancestors, proliferated as the usage of herbs grew in popularity. A wide range of plants and tobacco have made bongs even more popular than their predecessors.
Bongs are the most recognisable method of inhaling a wide range of natural items. In terms of visual, they’re on par with any work of art you’d see. To this day, glass bongs can be seen in just about everything, from films to funny cartoons to novels and even games.
Bongs: A Brief History
As contemporary bongs have evolved, evidence has surfaced that it was formerly utilised by humans back in ancient times. Archaeologists working in Russia have discovered long-forgotten ancestors of the pipe dating back thousands of year. Shamans or tribe chieftains may have utilised these traditional bongs, which some Scythian people still use today, for ceremonial or ritual purposes.
The word bong is believed to be derived from the Thai word baung. Evidence of these smoking containers has been discovered in India, China, Vietnam, and Laos. Nothing indicates that they have a single place of origin. Indeed, one might claim they’re equally part of our common cultural heritage as items like clothes or shoes.
Exactly do they function?
There are various elements to the glass bong, including the bowl, stem and a down stem. Inhaling a deep, steady inhale via the down stem or stem of the bowl, as well as through the water-filled tube or trunk —will bring the smoke up to fill your mouth. To some it can seem to be a waste of time, but it is really a clever filtering system.
As smoke moves through water, some of the particles are filtered away, thereby lessening how harsh the hit is resulting in a better inhalation experience. There are less risks associated with using a bong than with other methods of smoking, such as wooden pipe. Ever found yourself coughing, throat cramping, and burning after inhaling too deeply from a cigarette or a pipe? To some extent, pipes are intended to reduce the intensity of these feelings and experiences, but that does not mean they are error-free. If you use a pipe to take a very potent dose of a herb, you’ll almost certainly have a fit of coughing. When it comes to this situation, a little experience and knowledge may go a long way. Pipes are made to lessen the severity of the impact, but they don’t eradicate it, and it’s not a good idea for anyone to take hits that are too large for them to comfortably handle or enjoy.
How to treat your pipe
Mishandling a pipe may cause it to fracture, break, or shatter, as is the case with anything made of glass. A pipe is an investment in the same way that a vehicle or a decent television would be. In certain circumstances, they are high-end or even opulent products. It is imperative that you treat them with the greatest care since they are made of glass.