Bong: What Are They, What Are They Used For, and Do I Need One?


The word ‘bong’ is an informal term for a device that’s used to smoke marijuana. It is most often made out of glass and it looks like a beaker or lab flask. The user places the marijuana in the top and lights it, allowing the cannabis to pass into the water and then release it as smoke through a mouthpiece on the other end.

Bongs are usually equipped with an ice catcher to cool and condense the smoke before it’s inhaled.This article will explore what bongs are, what they’re used for, and whether or not you need one.

What is a bong?


A Bong is a pipe that holds and smokes cannabis. It’s similar in appearance to a lighter, except that it has a long neck that connects to a mouthpiece on the other end. Some bongs have a bowl at the top, while others have smaller bowls.

Pipes come in many shapes and sizes, but the main focus of bongs is the bowl. Bongs have a larger bowl because when inhaled, the smoke goes down the pipe through the tube of the bong, rather than into the user’s mouth, which might lead to discomfort and burning.

What are bongs used for?

Users typically hold the bong vertically and point it at the area where they want to smoke. When inhaling, the smoker opens the mouthpiece and tilts their head downward.

What do bongs look like?


Bongs come in all different shapes and sizes. They can be made of glass, acrylic, ceramic, metal, plastic, or wood, and some come equipped with an ice catcher. The glass most often used for bongs is single-use and unbreakable.

The glass used for bongs is generally very smooth, usually crystal clear, and the glass tube is very slender. Many bongs are made with silver or silverplate. Most bongs have a hinged mouthpiece on one end, and a hand tightening mechanism on the other.

Are bongs legal?

When most people think about Bong they think of drugs, and that’s often how they think of them. And while many people use bongs for smoking marijuana, they may not realize that they can also be used for vaping other substances like tobacco and tobacco flavored liquids.

How do you use a bong?

The vaporizer is equipped with a 4.4-inch mouthpiece, and the whole unit weighs just over 11 ounces. The mouthpiece is topped with a pour spout, which allows users to easily pour their dabber water and then inhale the dab. This is all the more useful because the standard dabber doesn’t come with a mouthpiece.

Why do I need to know how to use a bong?

You shouldn’t learn how to use a bong without a proper training regimen. Even if you don’t have any intention of smoking marijuana recreationally, you should know how to safely smoke a joint or a bowl because it can lead to second-hand smoke.



It’s always a good idea to have a safe way to smoke weed safely. A portable vape pen will do the job if you don’t mind having to hold the vape cartridge vertically against your face.

Most portable vaporizers have side panels that you can place against your mouth so you don’t have to hold the device horizontally to inhale. A safe bong is a personal choice, and I recommend talking to a professional before making any purchase.