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Old June 18th, 2009, 05:04 PM
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So I've smoked hookah for about two years now, and the other day someone tried to convince me that it is worse than cigarettes. According to this person, medical professionals have discovered brand new forms of lung diseases in the water of hookahs, and that because the smoke is passed through water it will mold your lungs. I think it sounds a little out there. Let me know if you guys have herd of any of this stuff.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 05:05 PM
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oh shit this sounds crazy! mold in my lungs? wtf
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Old June 18th, 2009, 05:16 PM
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this only sounds remotely possible if you NEVER change the water in your rig... and even then it seems far fetched
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Old June 18th, 2009, 05:29 PM
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LMAO.. sounds like ure friend was just fuking with u to win the argument LMAO
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Old June 18th, 2009, 05:33 PM
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If you could grow mold in your lungs, every single person living in Florida, Louisiana, or near a river would suffer from lung mold thanks to the humidity. Here in STL, the humidity is so bad sometimes that metal things in my house will just randomly start to rust for no reason at all. "Medical professionals" my ass.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 05:44 PM
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LMAO.. sounds like ure friend was just fuking with u to win the argument LMAO
the funny thing was it wasn't even my friend. i was just smoking in the park and some dude came up and started harassing me. weird eh?
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Old June 18th, 2009, 05:47 PM
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I guess its possible, because people can get mold or something in their lungs if they live in a moldy room. But that would only happen if you never cleaned or changed the water. And if your that stupid, you deserve to die of some rare respiratory disease.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 06:03 PM
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I guess its possible, because people can get mold or something in their lungs if they live in a moldy room. But that would only happen if you never cleaned or changed the water. And if your that stupid, you deserve to die of some rare respiratory disease.
haha. love this last sentence
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Old June 18th, 2009, 06:06 PM
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the funny thing was it wasn't even my friend. i was just smoking in the park and some dude came up and started harassing me. weird eh?
lmAOOOOOOO

THIS JUST GOT BETTER!
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Old June 18th, 2009, 06:18 PM
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haha i told him to piss off and went back to smoking
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Old June 18th, 2009, 07:01 PM
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preety crazy... u should change the wather at least avery 2 shishas =/ though in my country, the discovered that 20 shishas equal to 1 cigaret(ye preety crazy XD)... after all the wather filtrates all the nikotin and other stuff... bad stuff
hf smoking ur hookah=P
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Wow. Biological masses of even the slightest amount can't grow in your base unless you let it sit out for days, let alone cancerous cells. Besides, cancer occurs due to cell mutation IN your body, not in the water. Also, the preferred humidity level in your lungs = 100%. Since mold = living organism, you would have to have some NASTY base water that had been exposed to the elements for a long time. Fin.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 07:11 PM
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Man I thought WHO was bad with thier erroneous report....

You should have told him you had a quarter to help him get another bottle of whatever he was drinking. LOL
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Old June 18th, 2009, 08:09 PM
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i've heard smoking hookah for 20 minutes is like smoking a pack of cigarettes. if you believe that i challenge you to smoke a pack of cigarettes in 20 minutes, see how far you get.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 08:18 PM
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I would have let him know that medical professionals have found that the most common side effect of not minding your own business is a good curb stomping.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 08:26 PM
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This is why I smoke with powder.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 08:52 PM
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So I've smoked hookah for about two years now, and the other day someone tried to convince me that it is worse than cigarettes. According to this person, medical professionals have discovered brand new forms of lung diseases in the water of hookahs, and that because the smoke is passed through water it will mold your lungs. I think it sounds a little out there. Let me know if you guys have herd of any of this stuff.
umm these people have never lived in an area with mold obviously, in places like VA NC, SC, GA, alabama, FL, etc theres so much shit in the air that if mold was such a horrid issues for you lungs all of us southerners would be dead. i know of one person that has ever had a mold/fungus in their respiratory track and it was when he was 17, pretty sure he never smoked hookah before, he smoked cigs though i know

if the hookah is clean and the water is fresh i see no way there can be any issues, maybe if you leave it sitting there and let the water get stagnate

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i've heard smoking hookah for 20 minutes is like smoking a pack of cigarettes. if you believe that i challenge you to smoke a pack of cigarettes in 20 minutes, see how far you get.
if i was drunk i might be able to do it, or at least might have been able to, i never smoked very much (maybe 1-2 cigs a day tops), but when i would drink out side or had a porch to sit on i would chain smoke super hard core. dont smoke cigs any more though so idk but if it was menthol or clove i could probably get close... well maybe not in 20 mins but i could do it in one go maybe

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i've heard smoking hookah for 20 minutes is like smoking a pack of cigarettes. if you believe that i challenge you to smoke a pack of cigarettes in 20 minutes, see how far you get.
I've done a pack over a 6 hour stretch at a night club, not to mention the ungodly amount of secondhand I get there. Not even remotely comparable. When I do vocal exercises I've noticed that despite a bowl or two a day, my lungs actually got better(defiantly not b/c of the hookah). Let them believe what they will, I will believe what I have experienced before I believe someone berating me.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 12:12 AM
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I would have just replied with "hmm..cool!" lol. Then see what he says.

If your not putting up any argument to thier statement, they'll just give up.

Too many different "studies" claim that hookah is just as bad or worse than X amount of cigarettes. I've come to just not believe any of it b/c there is never any hard evidence.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 12:34 AM
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i hate people that want to say one thing is worse than the other....i dont think they are comparable and even if they are bad for you they sure taste great
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Old June 19th, 2009, 02:18 AM
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What can you do... That poor non-smoker will probably end up with lung cancer anyways :O!
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well here's the funniest part of that guys statement... your body heat is around 97degrees and your body is over 70% water you could easily say that if mold able to grow in our bodys it would be already, and as far compaired to cigarettes, Hookah produces thicker smoke so your lungs are taking in more smoke but you don't have any of the buildup like tar, and all the other bulls**t that causes the majority of the problems cigarettes have, but there is alot more nicotine in hookah smoke because of how dense it is, which is what gives you that awsome buzz.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 02:33 AM
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Regardless of anything...you'll fucking die of something. The sun gives you cancer, perfume give you cancer, shampoo....(ppl say the weirdest shit) every fucking thing does... the air you breathe alone is harmful. Just let me be with my hookah and enjoy life's little pleasures before its all over... damn nosy ass ppl...
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Old June 19th, 2009, 10:20 AM
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Regardless of anything...you'll fucking die of something. The sun gives you cancer, perfume give you cancer, shampoo....(ppl say the weirdest shit) every fucking thing does... the air you breathe alone is harmful. Just let me be with my hookah and enjoy life's little pleasures before its all over... damn nosy ass ppl...
Just heard it on the news yesterday I think it was that even sex is unhealthy... yeah right I'd rather die happy then wondering why.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 11:03 AM
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I actually have heard of this before, but only from a friend of a friend. Supposedly he washed out his hoses, didn't let them dry out before he put them away, and mold grew in them. He then smoked out of the moldy hoses, and got some form of a "lung infection". How true it is, i don't know, but i have heard this before.
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