Chillums are pipes that are smoked when holding them upright. Originally invented in India, chillum pipes have since spread across the world. The pipes are often used in rituals, and Africans have long used chillums for smoking cannabis and tobacco. They can be made from a variety of naturally occurring materials such as wood, bamboo and stone.
When it comes to smoking herbs, there are several types of pipes that are commonly used. One popular type is a chillum, which is a small, straight pipe made from clay or stone. It typically has a narrow bowl and a straight stem, and is designed for smoking small amounts of herbs at a time. Another type of pipe that is commonly used for herb smoking is a water pipe, also known as a bong. Water pipes typically have a larger bowl and a long, curved stem that leads to a chamber filled with water. The water cools and filters the smoke, making it smoother and less harsh on the lungs.
Vaporizers heat the herbs to a temperature that releases the active compounds in the herbs without burning them. This produces a vapor that is inhaled, rather than smoke. Vaporizers can be more expensive than traditional smoking pipes, but they are considered to be healthier and more efficient because they produce less harmful chemicals and waste.
To smoke with a pipe, the herbs are placed in the bowl or chamber of the pipe and then lit with a lighter or match. The smoker then inhales the smoke through the stem or mouthpiece of the pipe. Some people prefer to inhale the smoke into their mouths and then inhale it into their lungs, while others inhale directly into their lungs.