Hand pipes have been one of the many stapled devices in the glass pipe industry for quite some time, and the variety of styles expands everyday. Unless you are looking for a bubbler, glass hand pipes typically offer you a dry-smoke, meaning there is no water diffusion of your smoke. While some may prefer a bong or dab rig instead, hand pipes like spoons offer the convenience of easy travel and portability.
To smoke dry herbs, tobacco, or other legal substance out of your hand pipe, you simply need to pack the material into the bowl, ignite with a flame, and pull! Often times there is a hole on the side known as a "carb" which acts as a way to clear your smoke and alter your airflow allowing for more oxygen during inhale.