Originally Posted by mckheu
don't magnify the problem , im pretty sure CO comes out of your barbeque .. so how will you turn around the meat if you can't inhale the smoke ?
,, its like MCdonalds , its ok , but if you eat it alot you get fat and die ...
I see what you're saying, but the point of grilling is to cook the meat, not inhale the smoke. A whiff here or there isn't any worse than walking down the street and catching a whiff of exhaust smoke. However, the point of shisha is to inhale the smoke, and there's a fair amount of it in every smoking session.
Also, with grilling you have other options than using charcoal (gas grill, George Foreman, broiler in oven, etc.) so if you were really worried about it, you could take a different approach. With shisha, though, it seems as though there isn't any other option except for coals ... which was why I asked, because I wanted to see if there were any other choices.
Your point is well taken, though. I haven't ever heard of anyone getting CO poisoning from a hookah. I was just looking to see if there was some way to remove the danger entirely.