Re: Is smoking hookah really smoking?
I myself find it a quite hard issue, since you have so many different kinds of tobacco.
For example, the Hydro tobacco's are just fruit (at least that's what they say it is :P) and no nicotine or tar.
The Nakhla on the the other hand has nicotine and tar in small amounts, 0.05% if I remember well.
I would say:
Nicotine and tar free tobacco: no smoking
Nicotine and tar tobacco: smoking
Coming from the point that the same substances are in a sigaret, plus like a hundred other additives.