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Old October 20th, 2008, 11:14 AM
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Default Re: .05 or .5% nicotine?

Originally Posted by PCServe View Post
hookah isnt less harmful, than cigarrettes ...
there was a test of a german chemistry student, who checked everything in a labor, with his own hookah (an egypt one) and al fakher tobacco.
the result was, that every drag on the hookah contained 5x more nicotin, than a cigarrette. but you blow 90% of it out with the smoke and some nicotin was in the water.
all in all 1 hookah session is the same as smoking a cigarrette. but mostly you smoke with some other ppl (its like sharing a cigarrette with 1 or 2 friends ) and you smoke longer...

for comparison:
the arab tests made some years ago said hookah is 50x as harmful as cigarrettes. but they took about 20g of tobacco for a normal clay bowl and smoked it with ql-coals. they dragged it with a apparat, what dragged like a vacuum cleaner. so the tobacco scorched ... no one would be able to smoke like this ^^
thats cool where did you come across this info id like to read the full artical
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