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Old October 4th, 2009, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: Shisha vs Cigarettes

Tar is created when any organic material is burned. Technically you could say that cigarettes don't have any tar, until you burn them. Glycerin and molasses are the main producers of smoke in shisha tobacco, and the long term effects of smoking these ingredients has not been investigated as much as the effects of shisha tobacco. Both are still harmful but speaking from what I've observed, the negative effects of smoking hookah are significantly less than what I notice after smoking a cigarette.
Another thing to take into account is that smoking with a hookah cools the smoke so your throat and lungs do not have the added harm of hot smoke on the trachea and lungs(aveoli most notably).

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