Originally Posted by ariberns
i think it should come with instructions that say "it is important you clean the product before its first use"
+1 to this! Any hookah product i get, minus nonwashable hoses (even though I don't buy those), I wash. That includes bowls, washable hoses, hookahs etc. Concerning the actual post, I would recommend being pretty full when smoking. It's like drinking to me. If I'm going out to the bar, I make sure I have a full stomach and I'm hydrated. It's the same way with hookah in my opinion.