What device do you use for smoking marijuana? Many use joints, blunts, hookahs, or even vape pens. However, a person may question the safety of these smoking methods.
Is there a safer way for smokers to smoke dried hemp? Do bongs offer a better alternative for smokers? This article discusses some of the smoking methods and their hazards.
What Is A Bong?
Bongs are water pipes that can be used for smoking hemp. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Two parts are common in all bongs, a bowl, and a chamber.
All bongs function the same way, i.e, clean and filter vapors coming from burning weed. The bowl of the bong is where the dried hemp is placed. Once ignited, the hemp begins to burn, forming smoke.
When you inhale, water at the bottom of the bong begins to bubble. This is because the vapors from burning hemp rise through the bong water. The vapors enter the bong’s chamber and enter your lungs as you take a puff.
A perk of smoking through a bong is that you won’t get that harsh texture felt when smoking hemp with a joint. Instead, you’ll get cool and smooth puffs.
Is Vaping Any Different From Smoking?
Smoking hemp brings several adverse effects on our lungs, but what about vaping? Many consider vaping as a healthy alternative to smoking, however, that isn’t the case.
The reason behind it is that most Delta 9 vaping products contain a chemical supplement called Vitamin E Acetate. In 2020, the CDC reported thousands of cases of EVALI (e-cigarette, or vaping product-associated lung injury) caused due to this chemical additive.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Smoking A Blunt Better Than Smoking A Joint?
Smoking a blunt is worse than smoking a joint. This is because the cigar and the wrapper of the blunt contain toxic chemicals. Even though the cigar has no tobacco, it still contains carcinogens such as nitrosamines.
Moreover, blunts are much larger compared to joints. Thus, they can hold marijuana in large amounts. Smoking a single blunt is approximately equivalent to smoking 6 joints.
- Do Bongs Filter Carcinogens?
The bong’s percolators can filter ash and cool smoke. However, they can remove only a fraction of the harmful toxins that come with marijuana smoke.
Takeaway – Can Smoking Bongs Damage The Lungs?
Smoking bongs involves inhaling smoke from burning hemp. Although they provide cooler and smoother hits that don’t irritate the lungs, the hemp smoke still causes lung damage.