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One-Hitter, Bowl, Joint, Water Pipe, or Electronic Vape? | The Differences Explained

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

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  • Different cannabis smoking devices vary in shape, size, smoke nature, conceal-ability, portability, and ease of application.

  • Each device possesses pros and cons that make them suitable for desired conditions.

  • The electronic vaporizer is unique from all other types. The combustion of less natural and controllable nicotine intake makes it the modern device for vaping.

  • All devices are easy to use by any individual.

Differences between Listed Types

One Hitter Pipe

One hitter pipe is a small tubular device for the intake of herbs by smoking. The module opts for a mouthpiece for a single heat. One hitter pipe opted since 1000s of years ago.

The most popular names for one-hitter include one-hitter bats, one-hitter cigarettes, and dugouts.

Types of One-Hitter Pipes

One-hitters are of different sizes, shapes, and materials. The three prime types of one-hitter pipes include;

1. Metal One-Hitter Pipes

2. Glass One-Hitter Pipes

3. Wood One-Hitter Pipes

Pros of One-Hitter Pipes

  • Easy to use and handle while smoking

  • Convenient and portable

  • Allow the user to stay low-profile

  • For areas with hostile marijuana laws

  • Ease of application

  • No need for rubbing and rinsing

  • Discreet nature

  • Prevent stress and unnecessary neck movements

  • Less weed consumption

  • Single potent hit/ quick Getting High

Cons of One-Hitter Pipes

  • Hold Less amount of weed

  • Not a better option for group smoking



A bowl refers to the compartment which holds the weeds, tobacco, cannabis, and other substances for smoking. It comes in combination with pipes that helps to inhale the smoke produced by combustion in the bowl containing weeds.

Pros of Bowls

  • Portable and conceal

  • Convenient

  • Less expensive than bongs

Cons of Bowls

  • Easily get clogged

  • Cleaning issue

  • You might experience throat burning from the smoke intake from the bowl

  • No filtration process for unnecessary chemicals



Joint is the type of role that contains cannabis enrolled in rolling papers by hands. It resembles the cigarettes but is not like them. In some cases, you might find the machine-rolled joints.

Pros of Joints

  • Sweet-smelling smoke

  • No physical sign of smoking is left (no evidence of smoking)

  • Good in taste

  • Provide thicker hits

  • Nice roach to smoke

  • No fear of breaking, like the other products, bowls, and pipes.

  • Life span persists till the weeds get finished

  • Highly concealable

  • Less costly

Cons of Joints

  • The resin in the role may stick to the lips

  • Constant burning waste the weed

  • Rolling of compound requires skill


Water Pipes /Bongs

A water pipe is another device that is opted for smoking cannabis, weeds, and other substances. It is considered the smoothest, cleanest, and healthiest way of enjoying cannabis smoking.

Don’t get confused! If you find this filtration smoking device by the name bong.

Pros of Water Pipe/ Bong

  • It Intensifies the effect of cannabis

  • Less weed for potent action

  • Add cooling effect

  • sociability

  • Prevent carcinogens entry into the body

  • Filter performance 95%

  • Users will experience a smooth smoking sensation

  • It possesses additional parts like percolators, screens, slides

Cons of Water Pipe/ Bong

  • High cost than a bowl

  • Easily breakable

  • Require intense care

  • Less portable and less convenient

  • Difficult to hide


Electronic Vape

An electronic vape or electronic cigarette is another device electrically operated and opted for smoking.

This device is different from others because its combustion free.


The process in which an e-cigarette opts is known as vaping.


It consists of the following parts

  1. An atomizer

  2. A power source (battery)

  3. Container, cartridge, or tank

Pros of Vaping

  • Safer as compared to traditional smoking

  • Prevent bad odors

  • Controllable nicotine intake

  • The user can control the amount of vapor output

  • Available in various flavors

  • High User satisfaction

  • Cost ranges from low to high

  • Easily purchasable

  • No skill requirement like the joints

  • Easy to use

  • Accessible and portable varieties exist

Cons of Vaping

  • Cause harm to health

  • It May cause depression if taken for increased periods

  • Initiate smoking stigma

  • Disruption of impulse control

  • Restrictive in terms of laws and rules

  • Dry mouth, gingivitis, throat irritation

COCO Dispensaries

COCO Dispensaries offer high-quality, potent smoking devices. It's available in bongs, joints, one-hitters, bowls, electronic vapers, etc. Grab the one you require, and enjoy the features of each type!


We hope you might be able to differentiate the different smoking devices with their desired pros and cons. Select the desired product which suits your demand with fewer side effects.

Thank you for staying till the end!


“9 Pros and Cons of Vaping You Should Consider.” Vaping360, 28 Sept. 2021,

“The One Hitter Pipe: An Underrated Weed Accessory.” Fat Buddha Glass,

“Pros & Cons of Bongs vs Joints vs Pipes.” 77 Bongs,

Stoner. “Bongs vs Bowls - the Battle of the Century (Which Is Better?).” HelpingPot, 19 Nov. 2020,


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