A Bong or Water Pipe is glassware used to smoke dry herb, as well as filter, and cool the smoke with water. Burning cannabis produces smoke which contains desirable chemicals such as THC, CBD and other cannabinoids but also nasty by-products such as tar and particulate ash.  When using a bong or water pipe the smoke is bubbled through the water which gives 2 main benefits: firstly, cooling the smoke, and secondly removing tar and particulates. Therefore, water pipes result in a toke that is less irritating to the lungs and user. Each glass pipe can hit differently and offers a varying experience and sensation that is determined by factors like the amount of water used, or if the bong has a feature to add ice.  Adding ice to the bong cools the smoke even further than water, as well, more water in the water pipe provides a slower, heavier pull as the smoke takes longer to filter and collect.  Contrarily less water provides a lighter toke. The experience of a bong becomes very personal and unique, many people become very attached to their water pipe and even name it. Want to read more... click here.