There are distinct differences between a bong and a vape. A bong, also known as a water pipe, is a device used to smoke cannabis and tobacco. It consists of a bowl, stem, mouthpiece, and a chamber filled with water. When the user inhales, the air passes through the water, cooling and filtering it so that the smoke produced is smooth and pleasant. A vape, or vaporizer, is an electronic device that heats up cannabis or tobacco and produces a vapor. This vapor is then inhaled by the user and contains fewer toxins than the smoke produced by a bong. Vapes are typically more discreet than bongs, and many consider them to be healthier since they do not produce any smoke. Additionally, vapes come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, making them more customizable and easier to travel with than bongs.