Bring a bong along?

Once a symbol for a certain level of stoner status, the bong hasn’t changed much at all. Despite its sometimes complicated appearance, once you are familiar with all the different components it’s not all that difficult to use.

A bong is made up of five parts:

The Bowl: Smoking a bong starts at the bowl piece. Here you pack your cannabis after it has been ground down. You light it during the process of filling the chamber with smoke.

The Downstem: One of the most important parts of the anatomy of a bong is the down stem. The down stem is the bridge between the bowl and the water in the main chamber of your bong. This tube acts as a conduit for the smoke to go from the bowl into the water.

The Chamber: The chamber is the section of the bong where the smoke gathers and sits until it is released by the user inhaling the smoke in a fast motion.

The Mouthpiece: The final stop the smoke has to make before arriving at your lungs is the mouthpiece. You place your lips just inside the rim of the mouthpiece and form a seal with the outside of your lips in order to draw up the smoke once you are ready to inhale. 

The Carb: This hole has an important function of clearing the smoke out of the chamber. It is often found on the side of the bong and is kept covered during the lighting and released when you are ready to take in the smoke. Although alot of bongs do not have this feature.

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