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Different Types Of Smoke Pipes You Might Want To Try

types of smoking pipes

Many countries across the world have tobacco as a legal drug and others have legalized marijuana. That way, there are a lot of different smoking pipes that have been made, and they keep advancing.

Types Of Smoking Pipes

They have different sizes of shapes and even differ in the materials used to make them. It all depends on the smoker. If you are a smoker looking to understand the different types of smoking pipes, this article has got you covered.

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Water Pipe

The water pipe comes with a percolation chamber in it which turns the smoke into vapor, hence its name the water pipe. The water cools the smoke before you inhale. Water pipes are mostly used by experienced smokers.

They are categorized into bongs and bubblers. Bongs are considered the best type of water pipes. They not only give you a massive hit but also the water cools the smoke off and decreases things like nicotine and resin in the smoke. Bongs comprise of five pieces.

It has a base or tube which sometimes varies in size, and that is where the water is held. There is down steam which is connected to the vase and can be adjusted to produce more bubbles. The base has a hole called the carb, which ensures there is fresh airflow.

Another part is the bowl where marijuana or tobacco is packed. The last part is the percolator which forms the bubbles in the water when you draw smoke via the tube.

Bubblers, unlike bongs, use the water to diffuse the smoke, which gives you a smooth hit. There are two types of bubblers. There are a one-piece and a two-piece that comes with a removable bowl. Both of them are easy to carry around and clean.

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Vaporizers are considered as the healthiest way you can smoke. That is because you only get the vapor of your herb and no extra debris. Also, you do not inhale the smoke. You only enjoy the pleasant effect of your marijuana.

They work by heating marijuana enough for it to release all the good compounds. However, it does not burn the marijuana.

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Hand Pipe

They are the most common types of pipes that smokers use because they are easy and discrete to carry around. For that reason, they are best for smokers who are on the move.

They are also best for beginners because they do have massive hits. They are also easy to clean, and you do not have to worry about bringing extra accessories.

One-Hitter Pipes

If you are trying to be secretive, these are the best smoking pipes for you because it is easy to pack them and they do not take up a lot of space. Also, there is no need of bringing any extra containers with you.

They are also good when you are trying to moderate your smoking because you can limit how many times you smoke per day.


These are an alternative to bongs if you want massive hits. Unlike the bongs, they do not contain any water. They are normally long and simple tubes and do not need you to have extra accessories if you are on the go. They are also easy to pack as they do not occupy a lot of space.

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Chillums are small and straight pipes that are only useful for a few puffs. They are good for casual smokers who do not smoke a lot. They are easy to clean, store, and pack, and they are cheaper compared to other pipes. They are also helpful if you want to limit how much you smoke.

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Dab Rig

This is another smoke pipe that is useful if you are a smoker going for massive hits. Dab rigs require more accessories, but at the end of the day, you will have the feeling you were going for. The nail is the main part of the rig.

It may look like a traditional bong and can be made from materials that can withstand high temperatures. That can either be glass, titanium, or quartz. It is the pat that holds heated marijuana. It has been made in such a way that nothing catches fire.

One puff from a dub rig equals around four from a regular bong. It is mostly used by experienced smokers because of its strong hits.