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Old April 16th, 2009, 09:50 PM
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can smoking shisha actually be benificial I'm asking this because I suffer from pretty damn bad depression and i've noticed that when i have a depressive episode and i smoke shisha, it helps me a lot and actually chills me out so much...

as anyone noticed this at all when they've been stressed out??
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Old April 16th, 2009, 09:54 PM
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It's because smoking hookah is RELAXING!

What do you think most of us smoke hookah for?
Not the nicotine rush, we'd be better off smoking cigerettes for that.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 09:57 PM
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It suppresses hunger urges for me, I have a hardcore oral fixation so being able to taste stuff that isn't food really helps, plus the whole putting something in your mouth thing.

I know, I know DON'T BOTHER WITH JOKES IT'S OBVIOUS!
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Old April 16th, 2009, 09:58 PM
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i'm kinda still a newbie at smoking shisha lol
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Old April 16th, 2009, 10:03 PM
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It's good for passing time, relaxing, enjoying the taste of it and having a good time with friends. Those all sound like benefits to me.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 10:14 PM
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I know this sounds messed up but smoking hookah actually increased(in part) my lung capacity. Drag until you can hardly drag anymore and then try and push past that threshold. If you keep at it it actually does free up your lungs so that you learn to take fuller breaths, albeit full of smoke. Also I've found that my posture has gotten better since I started smoking because I sit up straight when trying to get as much smoke as possible. *shrug* beneficial, yes because it keeps me from flipping out on everyone. Healthy? eh better than cigarettes for me.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 10:18 PM
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definatly is dude, I have very bad stress and anger problems and sometimes go through some very bad fits of depression and smoking hookah helps cool me down and clear my head. to me its one of the most benificial things besides excersise that helps me fight depression.
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depression + hookah = happy
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Old April 16th, 2009, 11:47 PM
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dude hookah could make anything you are doing better
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dude hookah could make anything you are doing better

-I really hope that doesn't pop up in some news article... It may receive laughs.

Although I do highly agree
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Old April 17th, 2009, 03:01 PM
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hookah really is to me it helps me relax and i could see how it cold help with depression. it makes you calmer which would help with blood flow which would in turn make you feal better atleas thats IMO
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Hookah is seriously one of the best things i can do to relax, forget everything, and just unwind. Depending on the depression, hookah with an close friend can help even more. I've had the most in depth, emotional conversations of my life while smoking hookah with a good friend, and i've had the clearest and most logical thoughts while smoking. It's not a cure-all, but man does it help. A lot.
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hookah + sadness = happy panda in the end it really helps keep my uber bad anxiety down which is a + cause i don't like taking the medication my doctor perscribed to me! once again hookah is a gift from above!
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Old April 17th, 2009, 03:25 PM
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i like the medicine i get from my doctor. i dnt feel the pain lol
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Old April 17th, 2009, 03:36 PM
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When im depressed its relaxing and calming.

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Yea, people can say what they want about the 100x worse than ciggs, but i don't care because i know that the smoke is healthier than cigg smoke and that it has definitely done more good in my life than bad. I have met tons of people and friends through hookah, i have learned to relax and just chill (its hard when you have ADD), and most of all, ive found this great community. If hookah turns out to take a few years off my life, so be it. Its worth every second and has helped me grow as a person more than 10 years could give me anyway.
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honestly cigars, pipes, and hookah all are things that you use to relax.

western pipe smokers have been proven to live longer from what i hear (havent seen the study to prove it).

honestly even a pack a day habit of our chemical sticks we call cigs here only raises your chance of cancer from 1% to 7%, seeing as hookah is natural i would be willing to be its a very very small increased risk.

every thing that is "bad" (but is enjoyable) will knock time off your life, i think genetics are the real thing the determine your age and any thing you do that is "bad" will just take maybe a few years off your life at most IMHO, and frankly i would rather smoke hookah and have a few less years but have enjoyed hookah for literally years of smoking (i did the math and at the rate ive smoked in the last year its almost 30 days worth of smoking when the hours are all counted up).

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yall are really high strung! lol
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It suppresses hunger urges for me, I have a hardcore oral fixation so being able to taste stuff that isn't food really helps, plus the whole putting something in your mouth thing.

I know, I know DON'T BOTHER WITH JOKES IT'S OBVIOUS!
wow really? when I'm hungry and smoke its horrible I starve -.-
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wow really? when I'm hungry and smoke its horrible I starve -.-
if im hungry and i smoke i get more hungry and queezy
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it used to be i would eat diner, go to the lounge and leave starving, now i eat, smoke hookah at home and then eat after but i get hungry if i dont smoke

but smoking keeps me from snacking cause im bored (thank god for sun flower seeds too)

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Old April 18th, 2009, 07:24 PM
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Ya same hoookah makes my hungry afterward. I haer cigs curb ur hungry dont think hookah does not for me anyways.
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I know this sounds messed up but smoking hookah actually increased(in part) my lung capacity. Drag until you can hardly drag anymore and then try and push past that threshold. If you keep at it it actually does free up your lungs so that you learn to take fuller breaths, albeit full of smoke. Also I've found that my posture has gotten better since I started smoking because I sit up straight when trying to get as much smoke as possible. *shrug* beneficial, yes because it keeps me from flipping out on everyone. Healthy? eh better than cigarettes for me.
I have to agree. I have smoked cigs for 26 years and until last year I was beginning to have problems with not being able to breath right. About 1 month after I started smoking the Narghile I found I could breath better. (Now I just need to get rid of the cigs and I'll be good)

A firend of my wife and I came by a couple of months ago and joined us for a bowl, he has COPD but still smokes cigs, after the session he said his lungs felt alot better (also said he had quite a buzz).

So yeah I agree if it takes a few years off my life but helps me relax and enjoy life a little more while I'm here.... Damn skippy I'll keep doing it.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 08:46 PM
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hookah is relaxing and great thing to socialize around


But don't do it to change a mood or to make you feel better.. thats where you get addicted cuz your going to always depend on it when something bad happens

thats just my personal opinion

its like not drinking when your depressed or a gf breaks up with ya
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