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Old March 25th, 2009, 09:33 AM
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Default Re: Nicotine and Tar in shisha...

Nicotine is always in the leaves, it's a natural chemical stimulant.

Tar is produced when it tobacco is burned. When smoking a hookah (here in the states), one doesn't burn much tobacco at all - the only thing that can be caught from a filter (I used one on my hookah a couple time to show people it's nothing like a cigarette filter after you are done smoking) is a bit of shisha residue; a greasy, glycerin-type coating that has a slight water content.
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