Chillums are the most basic pipe design. Some other names for this style could be, one-hitter, taster, or bat. They feature the bowl in the front and the mouthpiece on the opposite side. The user simply puts the product in the bowl, and uses a lighter to ignite the flower and inhales from the mouth piece.
These are a great starter pipe with its simplicity. For new patients that have not used cannabis before, a small chillum could be a great place to start. Steering your patient towards a one-hitter as the bowl is very small. This will protect them from getting too large of a hit and hurting their early experiences with painful coughing.
Another nice feature of these shapes is the overall size. These pieces can easily fit in a pocket or purse. They are easy to carry and take with you.
Chillums seem to be a natural fit for most people's smoking experience. It resembles a similar shape to a joint, but without having to be such a large commitment in the amount that will be consumed. Other styles may seem a bit more intimidating as the shapes can vary and others, like handpipes or “spoons” can have other features or mechanics involved while smoking. Feel confident in suggesting a piece like a Chillum to your novice smoking patients.
To continue with other styles, we will discuss the standard handpipe, or “spoon” next!
Be sure to consider pairing these with a grinder!