Originally Posted by CypherEnigma
I know this sounds messed up but smoking hookah actually increased(in part) my lung capacity. Drag until you can hardly drag anymore and then try and push past that threshold. If you keep at it it actually does free up your lungs so that you learn to take fuller breaths, albeit full of smoke. Also I've found that my posture has gotten better since I started smoking because I sit up straight when trying to get as much smoke as possible. *shrug* beneficial, yes because it keeps me from flipping out on everyone. Healthy? eh better than cigarettes for me.
I have to agree. I have smoked cigs for 26 years and until last year I was beginning to have problems with not being able to breath right. About 1 month after I started smoking the Narghile I found I could breath better. (Now I just need to get rid of the cigs and I'll be good)
A firend of my wife and I came by a couple of months ago and joined us for a bowl, he has COPD but still smokes cigs, after the session he said his lungs felt alot better (also said he had quite a buzz).
So yeah I agree if it takes a few years off my life but helps me relax and enjoy life a little more while I'm here.... Damn skippy I'll keep doing it.