Why is chillum a more preferable means to smoke as compared to bongs, vapors, and rolling papers? It is a very common question that comes to the mind of every beginner in the field of smoking. Here we attempt to answer this question in brief. But first, we must know what a chillum is.
What is a chillum?
Chillums are small-sized pipes that were mostly used by holy men and Hindu monks in India. It is said to be in use by these monks for thousands of years. Back in the day, the chillum was supposed to have some connection with spirituality and meditation. Now, chillums are considered very trendy and portable. They do not require help from any other smoking accessories. The origin of the Chillum is India from where it spread throughout the world in the mid-1960s. The popularity of chillums is majorly due to the strong and direct rips that they give. They are considered to be more potent than any dry hand pipe.
Chillums vs. hand pipes
Chillums are also known as ‘one-hitter’: a name attributed to this particular branch of smoking. Chillums are small pipes and usually very small compared to other hand pipes such as Sherlock and spoons. There is no carburetor inside a chillum, and they are supposed to be covered using the smoker’s thumb or finger. As carb in a chillum is absent, this means that the smoker cannot fully control the flow of air in the pipe. This fact makes chillums ‘one-hitters’.
Benefits of using a chillum:
- Chillums are very discreet
- They are incredibly good for group sessions with friends and companions.
- Very easy to pack
- Easy to use
- Does not require a lot of smoking accessories
- Very easy to clean after use
- Quite inexpensive and easy on the pockets
- Ideal tool for roaches.
Chillums have been here for a very long time, but during the recent years, they have regained their lost glory and fame.