Re: Stigma? History?....I'm not getting it.
it's mos def a knowledge thing. when people see something different the jump to conclusions. plus, the amount of smoke...i mean the smoke isn't exactly comparable to that of a cigarette or a cigar...an arguileh is funny looking (to western eyes), and it smokes like a dragon
it's like arab archetecture or anything foreign..it's assumed to be inferior in this case inferiority = illegal things