I was gifted a filtered cob recently and was surprised that the ‘filter’ was a mostly hollow tube that looks like it just traps random tobacco particles. That being said that filter was quite moist after my first bowl. Are these filters needed/suggested for newbs? I’ve seen much conflicting info in the archives and wanted a current opinion. Please no love or hate for the filter without experiences to go with....you know how opinions and assholes are similar.