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Old September 7th, 2009, 04:56 PM
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Default Re: Traditional practices...

Originally Posted by Hajo Flettner View Post
The ritual involved with smoking varies a great deal depending upon where you are located. In more rural or conservative areas smokers are often sexually segregated and typically people keep the narghile they use at the cafe and the cafe owner stores and cleans it for regular customers. The particulars about how to smoke, present the hose and such seem vary so much that I can't really make an generalizations other then in big cities with a lot of foreign visitors people are much more laid back and casual.
You are absolutely correct. Actually, in some parts of the Gulf States, smoking "Moassel" is considered inappropriate, immoral, and forbidden. At the same time, in other Arab countries, you can smoke in your living room with your father, mother, and other family members. Again, it is extremely difficult to generalize on all Arab countries.
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