A Pipe is a smoking device, a type of water pipe, which can be used to smoke marijuana, tobacco, and other products. The design of a Pipe may vary depending on culture but in general they are all created the same way. Most Pipes are tall and consist of one or more stems. The bottom of a Pipe is usually made of glass but can vary by design and price. Pipes work through indirect heat and filtering through water.
The Pipe was originally created in India briefly after tobacco was presented to the country. The man who invented the Pipe wanted to make the smoke filter through the water so it is more pure and less harmful when inhaled. Not too long after being invented the Pipe water pipe gained a lot of popularity in India and soon all across the world.
Even though there are claims that it’s healthier to use a Pipe than to smoke a cigarette directly they are not true. The tobacco is just as toxic in a Pipe as it is when smoked directly. People using a Pipe will also end up inhaling more tobacco smoke on average than those who just smoke cigarettes.
The idea behind the Pipe was that the smoke would go through the water and filter out the harmful contents but this doesn’t happen. A study was completed by the World Health Organization and the results were shocking. The group claimed that in a sixty minute sitting while smoking from a Pipe the smoker was exposed to almost two hundred times the amount of tobacco smoke in a single cigarette. A Pipe won’t make smoking any healthier so that’s not the main reason to purchase one.