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Old July 9th, 2009, 09:28 PM
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Default Re: Cigarette vs. Hookah Smoke quick "napkin" study

Originally Posted by MN_Clouds View Post
Unfortunately, this is false. The burning of the tobacco the studies refer to is simply the combustion process, or the normal process of generating smoke in a hookah. It is not the hookah aficionado's definition of 'burning' the shisha, which is overheating the tobacco to the point of charring it. Even herbal shisha produces tar when it is combusted. I wish it wasn't the case, but it is. The 0% tar on shisha packages refers to the amount of tar BEFORE smoking, not the total that is produced during the session.

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Yes, but i still think it is substantially less than a cigarette.
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