My smoking set-up right now isn't one I would consider desirable. I have a nice sized bong, but no bowl for it, just a metal down stem. To smoke, I'll put a small piece of rolling paper in the down stem and press in weed. It works fairly well, but today I thought how much easier and faster it would be to use a tinfoil screen. It would only be one sesh, three of four hits in a bong. Do you guys think it would be worth it? Or should I just stick to the rolling paper technique?
Alright, for fuck's sake people ALUMINUM FOIL IS FINE, these comments are so ignorant it's astounding (sans /u/igolba's comment). Check out the sidebar in r/StonerEngineering, particularly the do-not-use list, read up on aluminum and how it's not associated with Alzheimers...
Aluminium – Very low levels of many metals are present in the brain. Aluminium is a toxic metal that is common in our everyday environment. Small amounts of it are found in water and food. Although initial studies linked aluminium toxicity with Alzheimer's disease, the link has not been proven despite continuing investigation. Importantly, there is no evidence to suggest that aluminium exposure increases your risk of dementia.
furthermore, you can't heat it up enough with a lighter to vaporize it, plus people cook with it all the time in all kinds of conditions and no one is getting hurt. let's end the madness, people.
I used to alum. foil, and it didn't seem to have much difference. The thing is it wasn't much easier than just using rolling paper. I'll most likely be sticking with using the papes, that is until I get glass.
Aluminum foil is not harmful, when I started tokeing I used a homemade piece with an aluminum foil bowl. The only thing aluminum u shouldn't smoke out of is like a soda can because of the lining on it. But get a real glass bowl and stem as soon as you are able to. Have a Happy 4th!
Actually, when you light a bowl with an aluminum screen you are igniting the aluminum foil and releasing toxic gases. Definately harmful, but I've smoked like that very often when there isn't any other choice. Just try to get used to not using aluminum screens.