Smoking pipe

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A smoking pipe is a device made to allow the user to inhale or taste smoke or vapor derived from the burning or vaporization of some substance. The most common form of these is the tobacco pipe, which is designed for use with tobacco, although the device itself may be used with many other substances. The pipes are manufactured with a variety of materials, the most common (as the popularity of its use): Briar, Heather, corn, meerschaum, clay, cherry, glass, porcelain, ebonite, acrylic and other more unusual materials. Other kinds of smoking pipes include:

  • Bowl (smoking), pipes of various designs for smoking cannabis
    • Bong, also known as a water pipe
  • Calumet (pipe), ceremonial pipe used by some Native American peoples
  • Chibouk, a long-stemmed Turkish tobacco pipe with a clay bowl, often ornamented with precious stones
  • Chillum (pipe), conical smoking pipe originally from India
  • Hookah, tall stemmed pipe in which the smoke is cooled and filtered by passing through water
  • Kiseru, Japanese pipe traditionally used for smoking finely shredded tobacco
  • Meerschaum, a soft white mineral commonly carved into smoking pipes
  • Midwakh, small smoking pipe of Arabian origin
  • Opium pipe, designed for the vaporization and inhalation of opium
  • Sebsi, traditional Moroccan smoking pipe

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