5 Advantages of Smoking Out of a Glass Bong

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There are lots of ways you can smoke – bongs, joints, blunts, hand pipes, and the list goes on. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. Today, I want to talk specifically about one of my absolute favorite ways to smoke – the bong.

After much consideration I’ve come up with a list of 5 advantages of smoking out of a glass bong:

Bongs are Reusable

So, one disadvantage is you’re going to have some upfront costs. The good news is that if you’re careful then that bong will last you a lifetime. With joints and blunts, you are always going to have to buy more. Don’t feel like running to the store for more Swisher’s all the time? Drop a few bucks on a decent bong and you won’t have to be going to the store all the time.

Bongs Provide Water Filtration

This one is huge and it’s an absolute game-changer for those who smoke. The water filtration is going to do a couple of things for you. The first is it’s going to cool down your smoke. If you’ve found your throat being irritated from the heat of the smoke then a bong may very well be your remedy. In addition to cooling the smoke, the water also filters out some of the chemicals and ash that would normally end up in your mouth.

Bongs Give Big Hits

It should come to no surprise that smoking out of a bong is going to give you a bigger hit than the other ways of smoking. If you’re new to smoking then a bong may seem a bit overwhelming, but the good news is you don’t always have to fill the bong completely with smoke. It’s totally fine to use a bong for smaller hits if that makes you more comfortable. Once you’re ready for the big hits that bongs can provide you can really start to enjoy everything your bong has to offer.

Easy to Clean

There are several different materials bongs are made from. Plastic (acrylic) bongs are available sometimes, and I’ve even seen them made out of wood. However, there is no better material to make a bong than glass – borosilicate glass to be more precise. A glass bong can be easily cleaned with alcohol. Since the glass is non-porous you don’t have to worry about any harmful residuals like when you smoke out of bongs made of other materials.

They’re a Piece of Art

There are no fully automatic machines that turn out completed bongs – yet. This means any time you buy a bong you are purchasing something a person made with their hands. With shapes and functions as diverse as the artists who create them, you’re sure to find a bong that speaks to your unique aesthetic tastes. Some people prefer the all-clear scientific look, while others want glass with color and designs.


I’ve had an affinity for bongs for as long as I’ve been a smoker. They offer advantages so unique that most of them are exclusive to bongs. What do you think? Do you know any advantages or disadvantages that weren’t mentioned above? I would love to hear about it. Just drop me a comment below and have an awesome day!


  • Daniel says:

    I really like what you said about the artistic value a glass pipe can have, and that each individual bong can have as diverse of shapes and functions as the artist who created it. My wife and I have always loved art and try to collect beautiful pieces, and we personally value something with unique colors and features. We’ve heard of everything from silicone to glowing glass pipes (the later is something that intrigues me). If someone is looking to invest in a pipe I would really recommend finding something truly unique and artistically crafted.

  • Souvik says:

    Can bong clean the nicotine out of mixture of weed and cigeratte

  • Kylie Dotts says:

    It’s interesting how you said that bongs are absolutely unique and no two are exactly the same because they are handmade. Smoking from a glass water pipe of some kind would certainly seem to be more entertaining than doing it normally. You would probably smell less at least or would be able to avoid staining your fingers.

  • mastaneh says:

    can you please give me a link to the best bong i can get out there? also a scale as well, the link you provided above said they are no longer available. thank you and your website is fucking awesome

  • Hue Link says:

    Do you have any solution of getting rid / avoid resin on lips after a hit? I had tried several design, so far this is causing the resin badly. The previous one don’t have the current issue i’m having with the new one now. Any advice? Thanks

  • One of the things that I found interesting was how you said that since glass was nonporous, the owner won’t have to worry about harmful residues and can easily clean it with alcohol. That’s good to know because my brother can be quite sensitive when it comes to cleanliness. I was planning to give him a glass pipe for his birthday because he said that old one was so dirty nothin in this world can clean it. Hopefully, a glass pipe will last longer than the other types did. Thanks for sharing.

  • Khalil says:

    can you please give me a link to the best bong i can get out there? also a scale as well, the link you provided above said they are no longer available. thank you and your website is fucking awesome

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