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Old April 3rd, 2009, 09:48 AM
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Default Re: Nicotine and Tar in shisha...

Originally Posted by reality- View Post
really...? I read this from another user as well, in this thread.. You guys can smoke a bowl of shisha without burning it? No mine doesnt taste burnt at all but of course after maybe 45 mins to hour the shisha is done.. and when you look at it, its burnt.. Right?

I have no idea really how you smoke a bowl and keep it from beeing used? Yes its true that the shisha doesnt burn but afterwards it is pitchblack and hard and like dead... right ?
its not burned though, same idea with charcoal, you do not burn the wood to make charcoal, you heat it to the point where all the volatile substances in it will off gas. look at a cig, western pipe, or cigar and look at what is left over, gray light ash and not much of it where as in a hookah you have the same amount of material there just dry

if you put a piece of paper in a 425*F container it would change and probably char some but it would not catch fire since its flash point is 451. as long as the heat is kept below the flash points of the items in the shisha you are not burning it, just steaming/ off gassing stuff out of it

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