Although this may seem obvious to those who know how. My own experience with a friend made me think maybe I should write about how to smoke a bong for any of those who do not know how. Basically, you want to pack your bowl full of herb make sure you are standing or at least sitting because these are the two positions that constrict the lung the least and put your mouth on the mouthpiece or bong chamber and light the bowl. If you cant take a big toke then only light for 1 second and pull. As soon as you see the bong start to fill up stop pulling lift the bowl out if its a pullout and inhale all the herb all at once. Constrict your chest and hold in for a few seconds then gently exhale the herb.
Sounds easy right knowing how to smoke a bong? My friend could not understand this fact no matter how many times I tried to explain it. He would light the bowl as you should then keep inhaling only to stop 1/4 through and left the bowl in. I would say dude take it all in his reply was Nahhh arghgg I cant I explained to him he couldnt take it all in cause he never lifted the damn bowl out! He is not the first person either that I have come across that simply dont understand if its a pull out bowl its meant to be pulled out lol, And if its a leave in bowl just release the choke. The worst thing you can do is leave a bunch of the damn herb smoke in the bong for more than 20 seconds because it does get stale no matter what you think and will seem much harsher then if you took the whole herb toke in at once. For us how to smoke a bong seems easy but for others, it is a continuous learning curve.