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Old November 19th, 2009, 09:52 AM
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Default Are you addicted?

Some of my friends who don't smoke hookah swear I'm addicted to it. Maybe I am. But I was never addicted to cigarettes, and I've never been chemically addicted to anything. Psychological addictions, perhaps are another story. So, I guess I can't tell if I'm addict or not.

How about you? In a literal sense, are you addicted?
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Old November 19th, 2009, 10:01 AM
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I enjoy smoking and I do it nearly every day at least once. However, when I can't smoke I feel no need to smoke so no I'm not addicted
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Old November 19th, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Default Re: Are you addicted?

No, I don't think you can get addicted to Hookah. The Nicotine is just not enough to have an addicting effect, and the lack of other chemicals that you'd have in cigarettes is also non-present in Shisha tobacco.

I think you can get Psychologically addicted to it, but that would be the same as getting Psychologically addicted to Chocolate, Ice Cream, etc.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 10:45 AM
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I take in nocotine throughout the day from various sources and feel I am addicted to it. Hookah itself, no not specifically.
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Nope. I am a cigar smoker and a hookah smoker and can go any necessary length of time without either. I prefer not to because I enjoy them but there is never any need of necessity.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 11:24 AM
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I enjoy smoking and I do it nearly every day at least once. However, when I can't smoke I feel no need to smoke so no I'm not addicted
See, this is what I tell people! But they don't believe me!
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Old November 19th, 2009, 11:34 AM
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Nope. I can go days/weeks/months without. It's been that way for me with anything really.

I enjoy it greatly don't get me wrong, I just don't NEED it.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 11:54 AM
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no because i do it about once or twice a week and this is only when friends come over. i think you're only addicted if you can't go three days without it.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 11:57 AM
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Nope.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 12:16 PM
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nada i'm in the same boat as kalutika
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Old November 19th, 2009, 12:17 PM
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Nope. I am a cigar smoker and a hookah smoker and can go any necessary length of time without either. I prefer not to because I enjoy them but there is never any need of necessity.
My thought exactly. Literally, no different.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 12:34 PM
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I have been addicted to nicotine since I moved to Texas. I have really bad bouts of withdrawl if I go a day without some form of nicotine. I smoke cigs every once in a while but now its all snus,snuff,hookah,cigars, and from time to time patches. I am passionate about smoking hookah though, it seems to be the balanced version of tobacco for me.
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I'm not addicted to the nicotine, I'm addicted to the method. It's the setup, preparation, relaxation and social aspects of it all that keep me coming back. I only smoke on the weekends and that's usually only 2-4 bowls.
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i enjoy smoking when i have the time and the shisha. but its not critical to me. my roommate thinks im addicted. but at the same time he's the one asking me if im gunna pack a bowl half the time so i think its more he's addicted then i am lol. DaSebsch has it right on a chemical basis. from the amount of nicotine absorbed along with the drop in chemicals i don't suspect that u really can get addicted on a chemical basis. its more a habituated issue imo. if you smoke everyday your bound to continue that trend regardless if the substance u use has addictive properties or not (hence gambling addiction, stealing addictions, gym addictions, sex addictions, etc. learned something in healthy living in college lol)
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hence gambling addiction, stealing addictions, gym addictions, sex addictions

You just named all of my addictions...


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Im addicted to the hobby and collecting hookahs n stuff. but im not addicted to the smoking. Although i absolutely love smoking hookah.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 01:06 PM
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I would say i am psychologically addicted to it.. It's my way of relaxing. But to the nicotine it self i would say no.
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I'm not addicted to the nicotine, I'm addicted to the method. It's the setup, preparation, relaxation and social aspects of it all that keep me coming back. I only smoke on the weekends and that's usually only 2-4 bowls.

Bingo. This is what I came to write. I could go months without smoking. It's the setting up, the relaxing with friends, the good times, that I'm addicted too.
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I'm not addicted to the nicotine, I'm addicted to the method. It's the setup, preparation, relaxation and social aspects of it all that keep me coming back. I only smoke on the weekends and that's usually only 2-4 bowls.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 03:57 PM
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I enjoy smoking and I do it nearly every day at least once. However, when I can't smoke I feel no need to smoke so no I'm not addicted
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i dont feel the NEED to smoke everyday, like if i miss one or two, i dont freak out or anything compared to cigarettes smokers, they need at least one per day...

so no im not addicted
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Old November 19th, 2009, 04:19 PM
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Im DEFINATLY addicted to nicotine in the form of cigs i go kind of nutty without them but hooka no.
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Been two weeks since i last smoked so, no i not.

Although i have a session planned tomorrow
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Terrifyingly addicted to nicotine, hookah no, it just supliments my intake, not to mention its relaxing. cigarettes are for people on the go, dip is for people who are inside, hookah is for kicking back and relaxing at the end of the day, or whenever needed.
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I'm not addicted, just enjoy doing it a lot. Thats where people get confused on the subject, at least I think so.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 07:46 PM
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not addicted...but i think i have a psychological addiction.......at times during the winter i go for months without it....but when the weather is nice....i pretty much want to smoke it every weekend....
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