Why You Should Use A Filter When Smoking

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Smoking Filter

Rolling an impressive joint is an art form. That said, the basis of most good joints is using a cardboard filter. Not only does this help form a better joint, it also elevates the experience when smoking it.

There are many reasons you should use a filter when smoking a joint, starting with those concerning your health. However, there are also other reasons to consider this strategy. These include correcting poor rolling techniques and maximising joint smokability. Filters can also help increase airflow to make your joint burn more efficiently. Not to mention, using a filter eliminates the hassle of a roach clip. How ‘80s to begin with!


There are many, many advantages to using a filter to smoke a joint.

With that said, there is absolutely no “best” kind of filter or filter rolling technique. Do what works for you. However, there are multiple ways to construct filters. Of course, being good at origami also helps. Newbies often start with the most basic and easiest-to-perfect option. They simply roll small cardboard filters into a compact cylinder. There are many variations on this theme. Step-by-step instructions are also easy to find online.

When mixing cannabis with tobacco, filter requirements change slightly. Most users do not think about the fact that they need to use a different kind of filter when smoking the two together. Cardboard filters in this instance are not sufficient. Consider switching to a water pipe or another kind of filtered inhalation method.

Mixing Cannabis With Tobacco

There are, luckily, already options available to handle this situation. Try our raw cotton filler tips. These are the size of regular filter tips, but can be used for both tobacco and mixed smokes.

Despite what you might have heard, you can still get high from using regular tips designed for self-rolling cigarette smokers. The filters are designed to catch particles that are a lot larger than THC. This means that while you might believe you are missing out on something, don’t sweat it. It is way better to use a filter like this than to not use one at all.

Here are the top advantages to using a filter:


The filter tip creates a much needed space between your lips and the burning material. This means you can smoke the whole contents of a joint much easier, without burning your fingers. It won't crumble or dissolve so quickly. As a result, it will also help you conserve precious cannabis. Ultimately, joint filters make the whole experience, particularly in groups, not only more enjoyable, but more hygienic.


The Perfect Joint

Using a cardboard filter gives you a hard, structured piece of architecture to shape the joint in the first place. By definition, this improves the durability of the joint itself. Especially when shared among friends, you lose less weed this way - including the pieces that spill out of both ends of filter-less constructions. Altogether, joint filters make for a much more streamlined joint-rolling experience.


Good Airflow Throughout The Joint

A solid filter can create good airflow throughout the joint. This will make it burn better and will facilitate the optimal flow of smoke. Many of the best brands come packaged with papers and tips together. It sure makes things easier!


Why? There is a hard edge against which users can balance their lips and teeth. The joint does not get so soggy and in turn, there is less spit swapping.

Marguerite Arnold

Written by: Marguerite Arnold
With years of writing experience under her belt, Marguerite dedicates her time to exploring the cannabis industry and the developments of the legalisation movement.

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