Here are lots of ways you can smoke – water pipes, 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 glass pipe.
After much consideration I’ve come up with a list of 5 advantages of smoking out of a glass pipe:
Pipes 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 pipe 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 pipe and you won’t have to be going to the store all the time.
Pipes 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 pipe 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.
Pipes Give Big Hits
It should come to no surprise that smoking out of a pipe is going to give you a bigger hit than the other ways of smoking. If you’re new to smoking then a pipe may seem a bit overwhelming, but the good news is you don’t always have to fill the pipe completely with smoke. It’s totally fine to use a pipe for smaller hits if that makes you more comfortable. Once you’re ready for the big hits that pipes can provide you can really start to enjoy everything your pipe has to offer.
Easy to Clean
There are several different materials pipes are made from. Plastic (acrylic) water pipes are available sometimes, and I’ve even seen them made out of wood. However, there is no better material to make a pipe than glass – borosilicate glass to be more precise. A glass pipe 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 pipes made of other materials.
They’re a Piece of Art
There are no fully automatic machines that turn out completed pipes – yet. This means anytime you buy a pipe 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 pipe that speaks to your unique aesthetic tastes. Some people prefer the all-clear scientific look, while others want a glass with color and designs.
I’ve had an affinity for pipes for as long as I’ve been a smoker. They offer advantages so unique that most of them are exclusive to pipes. 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!