Demystifying the Bong, One Myth at a Time
Bongs, which you may also know by slang terms like bubbler, binger, or billy, are water pipes used to smoke cannabis.
They’ve been around for centuries. The word bong is said to have come from the Thai word “baung” for a bamboo tube used for smoking weed.
Today’s bongs look a lot more complicated than a simple bamboo tube, but they all come down to the same basic process.
Read on to learn more about how bongs work and why, contrary to lore, they aren’t actually any better for your lungs than other smoking methods.
Bongs come in all shapes and sizes. Some are very basic with just a bowl and chamber. Others are colorful, mouth-blown works of art.
At the end of the day, they all do basically the same thing: filter and cool the smoke that comes from the burning marijuana.
Bongs generally feature a small bowl that holds dried weed. When you light the weed it combusts. Meanwhile, as you inhale, the water in the bottom of the bong bubbles (or percolates, if you want to get technical). The smoke rises up through the water and then the chamber before entering your mouth and lungs.
If you’re looking for a smoother toke, a bong will give you just that compared to smoking weed rolled in paper.
As expected, the water in a bong eliminates the dry heat you get from a joint. The effect is often described as being cooler, creamy, and smooth rather than harsh.
This effect can be deceiving, though.
While the smoother smoke might feel better on your lungs, you’re still smoking. And that smoke is still filling up your lungs (we’ll spare the lecture on why this is all-around bad news for your health).
Sure, a small amount of the bad stuff might get filtered out. But it’s not enough to make much of a difference.
Yes, this means all those stories about bongs being the “safer” way to smoke are largely based on junk science.
So far, bong safety has been pretty low on the list of priorities when it comes to medical research. But as cannabis becomes legal in more areas, this could change.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health organizations, smoke is harmful to lung health regardless of what you’re smoking because of the carcinogens released from the combustion of materials.
Smoking marijuana, whether via doobie or bong, can harm lung tissues and cause scarring and damage to your small blood vessels.
The tendency to inhale deeply and hold your breath when smoking pot means you’re often exposed to more tar per breath. Plus, bongs are basically a way to get more smoke into your lungs while also making that smoke more pleasant to inhale.
All of these aspects make it easy to overdo it when using a bong.
One other risk to keep in mind is related to the use of plastic bongs. Plastics that contain chemicals like BPA and phthalates have been linked to adverse health effects, including cancer.
Bong health risks aside, depending on where you live and local laws, having a bong with marijuana in it or even just some residue could get you in legal hot water.
Research also shows that marijuana-only smokers have more healthcare visits related to respiratory conditions than nonsmokers, regardless of the method used to inhale the smoke.
How do those fancy bongs, with all their bells and whistles, actually work? Plus, find out whether they're actually easier on your lungs than a joint.
I can’t — Why does greg hate weed and pot smokers?
See, that’s what the app is perfect for.
Why does greg hate weed and pot smokers?
So obviously weed was at one point 100% illegal all over the USA and people didn’t have (and still don’t) have the best perception of those who used it. Also Greg has a superiority and little dick complex and will use anything he can to make himself believe that he’s actually better than someone.
Hilariously when it came to Billie, the pot was only ever an issue when Eli made him think it was (otherwise Billie was his little princess and he could overlook her “sins” so to speak) and then when he realised he could use it against her. He is a lot more intensely opposed to it now mostly due to the overwhelming amount of people who disagree with him. Any stance he takes that people tell him it’s wrong he will double down on it intensely like when he was talking about hair care
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Greg admitting his addiction stance on pot is bullshit
The above is an excerpt from his addicted to hentai video. (Thanks to @onisionquotes for the transcript)
Greg has always acted as though marijuana were addictive in the same way nicotine or heroin is, a physical dependency that anyone who uses pot will get. But here he is admitting that that’s not the case and putting it on the same scale as a Doritos or pepsi addiction. He is here saying that anything can be addicting on a mental or emotional level and that not everyone will get addicted to pot because it won’t activate everyone’s reward complex.
Sooooo, has he officially changed his mind or did he accidentally let this slip?
Let’s break this down:
-women who get breast implants are dumb
-women who get them know that they are dumb people
-Apparently getting implants is a way to make it seem like they are smart? And that’s why they get the implants?
-Onision, a man in his 30s says boobs
-Onision also quotes himself and makes it clear to us that what he’s saying is in fact a quote given the quotations
Christ I think he just found another thing where he could be unnecessarily condescending about. I was never a fan of plastic surgery, but if someone wants to get some then that’s fine it’s their decision. But of course onion can’t help but to put women who do or don’t have any plastic surgeries in this black and white category.
As long as he or she gets the surgery for themselves, I have no problem with plastic surgery. Of course, Gurgamel would though.
That’s the thing, he doesn’t seem to understand that a woman would get breast implants for themselves. It’s done either for a boyfriend or because the boyfriend isn’t supporting the way they look well enough (in other words, the boyfriend didn’t do his job to prevent the breast implants from happening) or to make up for a lack of intelligence because women can apparently get anywhere in the world if they have tits.
Which leads into a silly contradiction actually. He believes that a woman can get anywhere in life without difficulty if they are smart, yet at the same time a woman’s sexual beauty can be a strong factor in if she gets places in life
My Ex Is Targeting My Spouse?
On March 16th, 2017, Onision uploaded a video titled “ My Ex Is Targeting My Spouse?” (here is a mirror in case you don’t want to give him views). In this video, Onision explains that a girl named Veronika, a previous friend of his ex-fiance Shiloh, had written him an email trying to warn Onision and Lainey of Shiloh possibly contacting them. The entire basis of the email is written in speculation; Veronika makes various bizarre claims that Shiloh is still in love with Onision, refuses to get a tattoo of his name removed, and that Shiloh may potentially be targeting Lainey to get to Onision once again after five years of separation.
The video description is as follows:
My spouse was warned via email by my ex girlfriend’s ex close friend that my ex girlfriend may be targeting my spouse. In the past this ex has befriended people I’ve been romantically involved with & tried to get them to refuse to associate with me. In a previous video I discussed my spouse being informed that one of my ex’s was actually convince to stay away from me only to wind up dating me herself, basically making room for her to step in using lies to convince people close to me that I’m something I’m not… it’s intense, especially considering this person is five years in my past.
This video comes as a surprise to everyone well versed enough in the events that followed Onision and Shiloh’s breakup. Since they had separated, Shiloh deleted all her social media that had been tied to Onision, started fresh with all new online alias’ and privatized all her accounts. Shiloh completely stepped out of the limelight in response to the massive amount of negativity and harassment she was receiving from Onision’s followers. The last thing Shiloh wants to do is associate with this previous abuser of her’s.
Here is the only response Shiloh has made in regards to the drama Veronika and Onision had attempted to jump-start.
After that a week had gone by and nothing really ever came of Veronika’s accusations. On March 24th, another friend of Shiloh’s took to twitter to tell Onision that all the claims made in the email by Veronika were false. Everyone could see that there was no evidence to support Veronika’s claims and that the email was sent with malicious intent to smear Shiloh’s name once more, using Onision as a way to spread this misinformation to his massive audience.
Something interesting that came up was Veronika claiming that she had never sent the email in the first place. Veronika is now vehemently denying any involvement whatsoever, despite the substantial amount of evidence pointing otherwise.
Veronika in fact shifts the blame to an anti-Onision blog as being the source of the email, despite showing zero proof. She even goes so far to say that she lacks the ability to even WRITE AN EMAIL so it couldn’t have possibly been her doing. It’s extremely suspicious to use an excuse as poor as that, but to also try and frame some random
blog as the source. In my personal experience, the anti blogs on tumblr are very respectful towards Greg’s exes’ privacy, most won’t even use their real names when referring to them (using nicknames or initials instead).
Now let’s look at some of the evidence against Veronika.
Veronika had a twitter account under the name @veron_liddle, which has since been deleted. Numerous tweets were screenshot showing her intense hatred of Shiloh, and the content of these tweets match up extremely well to the information that was sent in the email. Veronika also used this twitter account to post hate towards Onision, and support to Social Repose, Jaclyn Glenn, Ayalla, Billie, and even Joy Sparkle BS.
Not only did Veronika obsessively subtweet hate towards Shiloh for months, she also made a video about Shiloh and attempted to use lolcow to spread it. Everyone quickly noticed Veronika’s ulterior motive and ignored her. The video has since been deleted as it seems Veronika did not get the reaction she was expecting.
An anonymous user even points out the possibility of Veronika using Onision to bring down Shiloh once again.
Veronika even has a tumblr account where she admits that she is anti-Shiloh and will use her blog to post hate against her.
And now what I consider the most damning evidence of all– Veronika’s friend admits that Veronika wrote the email in various tweets to Onision, begging him to censor her name so she won’t receive backlash.
So Veronika, even if you claim zero involvement with the malicious email sent to Onision, it’s extremely clear that you are the one responsible. Veronika has a clear motive and has tried to create a personal army against Shiloh. She has gone to twitter, tumblr, youtube, lolcow, and even Onision himself with hopes of bringing Shiloh down. When each attempt proved fruitless, she tried to delete the evidence as shown with her twitter account and youtube video.
So what I can gather from all of this is: Veronika is a petty and hateful person set on destroying a previous friend of her’s, and will even try to use a KNOWN ABUSER to get her revenge.
Also Onision is too lazy to fact check anything he hears, reveling in speculation to start drama at any cost. Onision doesn’t care about the truth, he only cares about bringing down his exes of over five years ago.
Anonymous said: Why does greg hate weed and pot smokers? Answer: So obviously weed was at one point 100% illegal all over the USA and people didn’t have (and still don’t) have the best perception of…