The Genius Pipe is very easy to use. Slide the Genius Pipe's slider up until you can see your smoking material through the Genius symbol, then light it right through there! This allows some air flow restriction for a more even draw.
Don't suck, inhale. It has a very smooth draw. When done, slide the cover back and it will extinguish the flame. After you inhale, slide the cover back to extinguish the bowl. The sliding cover stays in place with 4 strong magnets, so you can put it in your pocket and go!