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Old May 6th, 2009, 12:51 PM
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Default It IS addicting

So I was always told 'hookah isn't addicting' & such. I always believed it, but started to question it more & more.

Back since August when I got my hookah I have slowly been smoking more & more.
Started off in September 1-2 times a week.
October 2-3 times a week.
November 3-4 times a week.
December - 3-5 times a week
January/February - 5+ times a week.
March-May. Every single day! 6/7 days was with at least one more person & 5/7 days was multiple sessions.

I went my first successful day w/o smoking yesterday & realized it was definitely a 'habit' & something to do to 'relax' but its definitely addicting haha.
The Nakhla & Tangiers I think made me especially addicted... but there are warnings so it isn't their fault.

I just wanted to point out that to those who say it 'isn't addicting' or you 'can't get addicted' you may be wrong haha.

But I don't have a problem with it & I'll keep smoking regularly. I just wanted to see how 'addicted' I really was. Its especially interesting to me seeing as I don't smoke cigarettes (never have).

Just curious as far as your view points on hookah addiction.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 01:06 PM
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Default Re: It IS addicting

it is addicting because of the nicotine if you smoke herbal stuff it isn't addicting but it's most of the time not as good as tobacco.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 01:07 PM
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Nicotine is addictive.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 01:08 PM
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Who told you, you couldn't get addicted to it and what was their reasoning?
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Old May 6th, 2009, 01:13 PM
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Default Re: It IS addicting

Hookah, As with other health concerns I think is best taken in moderation, what ever that level means to you, and just enjoy yourself doing it. We pick and choose pros and cons all the time. I agree with your original statement its good to know how your body reacts so you can make an informed judgement on it. Long story short...Happy Smoking!
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Old May 6th, 2009, 01:37 PM
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it's not like a cigarette where you need to smoke every hour or less....
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Old May 6th, 2009, 01:39 PM
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I believe if you convince yourself enough that you enjoy it and it feels good and it's fun and makes you happy, you can be addicted to anything, whether it's to a substance or not.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 02:25 PM
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Default Re: It IS addicting

I smoke a lot, but I will go a week or so sparatically(sp?) without smoking and I ve never once experienced a crazing. And I mostly smoke nakhla, so I m definately getting the nicotine.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 03:12 PM
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I'm not so sure about this, of course my personal views on addiction is that it's all in your head. And really it is, chemicals that make you feel good. Heck if anything I'm addicted to Oreos and Cool Ranch Dorito's. But hookah, it's something that even if i want it, if i'm to lazy to set up....oh well?
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Old May 6th, 2009, 03:14 PM
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Don't smoke everyday lol, or try every other day its not tough!
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Default Re: It IS addicting

I won't say that hookah isn't addicting. But I don't feel that I need to get through the day, but when I get together with a group of friends there is always a good time had around the hookah.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 03:35 PM
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Default Re: It IS addicting

Yeah with me I don't need it throughout the day but towards the end of the day (when I normally smoke) I start to crave it. It isn't the same as a cigarette at all though... Luckily haha
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Default Re: It IS addicting

i go at times smoking everyday several times a day but then i go like a week or two without smoking it and never feel a craving or need to smoke
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I go almost 3 months with out smoking since i can't on campus. So no i don't think its addicting at all, yeah i want to smoke but its not going to make me go crazy if i don't
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Default Re: It IS addicting

i think its more of a "mental" addiction. If it was truly addicting you would have withdrawl sypmtoms like headache, body pain etc. If you are a cig smoker you know what im talking about when you cant smoke for a bit. you actually feel physically ill if you were truly addicted to the nicotine.
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Default Re: It IS addicting

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The Nakhla & Tangiers I think made me especially addicted

I am in the same boat about Nakhla
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Old May 6th, 2009, 04:37 PM
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Hookah can be an addiction
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Old May 6th, 2009, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: It IS addicting

This just in, nicotine is addicting. I'll alert the media ASAP.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: It IS addicting

lol hmmm its not addicting its just a habit/hobbie just to relax.... pass the time.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:04 PM
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Default Re: It IS addicting

hmm.. i smoke both hookah and cigarettes everyday.. and i can u that i'm addicted to both lol.. even tho their cravings are separate so i need both!!!

we need to start a "Hookah Anonymous" i'll start:

"hi i'm isaac and i am an addict......"
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:11 PM
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Default Re: It IS addicting

i believe that i'm not addicted to the nicotine aspect of hookah, but the act of it.

i'm addicted to picking up the hose, inhaling through it, blowing rings, packing bowls, flipping coals, cleaning the pipe, and making it the way i want it to be.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:13 PM
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I would have to say yes its addicting. I'm new to smoking hookah but i know that nicotine is additive. As far as it being "all in your head" that's just foolish. Addiction is as real as anything. If a addict could just say no that bam...the would might be a better place. Just my opinion though.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: It IS addicting

I think I'm addicted I start to go a little crazy if I have not smoked all day. I don't think its addicting as cigarettes.
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Default Re: It IS addicting

Chad, I definitely hear ya there actually. But at the same time I definitely think the nicotine impacts me... But the act/relaxation of it I think is more of the mental addiction.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: It IS addicting

anything can be addicting
no matter what
a habit is a habit
theres people who are addicted to television and other stuff that has nothing to do with chemicals entering your body
so yeah hookah is addicting
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