Re: Stigma? History?....I'm not getting it.
I believe it's close-mindedness. No type of waterpipe is illigal. Even the ones not meant for tobacco use. Whats illigal is what goes in those things. Most people just cant accept that narguileh is a not meant for those things and when they see them they think that you use it for other substances. ITS NOT OUR FAULT. its both the "non hookah tobacco" smokers and the close minded people that create the misconception.
Fortunately, in my country, narguileh is quite popular and even some who dont smoke it, own 1-2 for decoration.
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