Originally Posted by Maylene
Actually, I'm pretty sure the entire act of smoking out of a hookah is the harmfull part. Not trying to be rude, but coals are coals.
Well the coals provide the heat source which is a variable that can cause combustion. It also produces CO, which is easy to forget and, I believe, is the cause of a lot of buzzes from starbuzz, al-fakher, washed tobacco. The smoke is largely made up of sugar and water vapor. Not saying smoking anything is healthy, but the coals are, again: imo, the most harmful part of hookah smoking.