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Old June 5th, 2010, 07:16 AM
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There is no doubt in my mind that smoking with my lovely GF would be an amazing experience, problem is, she's one of those close minded people who compares hookah to cigarettes all the time. I really enjoy the new HH evolution line, and i've tried getting her to smoke it with me (seeing as its not tobacco) but she refuses to do so. I'm really not sure how i should convince her that she may enjoy it if she tried it... any tips?
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Old June 5th, 2010, 07:28 AM
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That's a tough one man. Maybe tell her you'll do something really special for her. Good luck.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 07:57 AM
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Only thing you can do is ask if she would be open to smoking if she gets to pick the flavor. If she refuses, you should just respect her opinion and not pressure her to do it.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 08:43 AM
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+1 ignited. While it would be totally awesome to share the hookah experience with her if she were open to it, trying to coerce, bribe, cajole, or otherwise "convince" her to do something that goes against her will, beliefs, or even personal choice wouldn't be a very good idea. If you accept her feelings on hookah and she accepts your feelings on hookah then who knows, maybe one day, without pressure, she may just ask you to let her try a puff just to see what it's all about but you're much better off letting her come to that point on her own without being harrangued (which I'm sure she'll view attempts to get her to smoke as) to do it. Best of luck, friend. Smoke happy.

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Old June 5th, 2010, 08:59 AM
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Only thing you can do is ask if she would be open to smoking if she gets to pick the flavor. If she refuses, you should just respect her opinion and not pressure her to do it.
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+1 ignited. While it would be totally awesome to share the hookah experience with her if she were open to it, trying to coerce, bribe, cajole, or otherwise "convince" her to do something that goes against her will, beliefs, or even personal choice wouldn't be a very good idea. If you accept her feelings on hookah and she accepts your feelings on hookah then who knows, maybe one day, without pressure, she may just ask you to let her try a puff just to see what it's all about but you're much better off letting her come to that point on her own without being harrangued (which I'm sure she'll view attempts to get her to smoke as) to do it. Best of luck, friend. Smoke happy.

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Couldn't agree more. It would be great if she gave it a shot, but it would be a tragedy if she violated her conscience to do it. If she accepts that you like it, even if she doesn't, you should give her the same courtesy. And, if you really enjoy it, over time your appreciation for it may inspire her to want to give it a shot. That would be an organic way for her to fall in love with the tradition and there isn't risk of her growing resentful toward you if she hates it.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 09:55 AM
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same as the others it would be nice to smoke with her but if its not something she wasnt to do cant force her i wish my wife would smoke with me but she dont smoke so i offer and when she says no i just go on
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Old June 5th, 2010, 10:08 AM
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have a hookah all set up, but not smoking yet, when she gets to your house. when she sits down on the couch, have a QL and a lighter ready and tell her to "open your mouth and close your eyes and i'll give you a big surprise." all that's left at that moment is to decide what the surprise is :O
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have a hookah all set up, but not smoking yet, when she gets to your house. when she sits down on the couch, have a QL and a lighter ready and tell her to "open your mouth and close your eyes and i'll give you a big surprise." all that's left at that moment is to decide what the surprise is :O
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LOL PBR. Yeah, have that hookah ready cuz a good post bumping smoke is always a treat. LOL Smoke happy.

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Old June 5th, 2010, 11:17 AM
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Don't do it man, no need to push her into an unhealthy hobby just because you want to
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Old June 5th, 2010, 11:38 AM
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Just be thankful she's ok with you smoking.
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It would be great if she gave it a shot, but it would be a tragedy if she violated her conscience to do it.
agreed. It seems you are going directly at trying to get her to smoke with you, which while that might work, seems to be making her push hookah away. If I were you I would invite her to join you and your friends whenever you guys smoke, because one of the main differences between hookah and cigs is the atmosphere it creates, if you show her that then she could see your side. But at the same time you might also want to try to see hers, it is tobacco which lots of rational people have a stigma towards. hope it works out for ya
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Old June 5th, 2010, 12:42 PM
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Get her drunk first. Everything is easier when you're drunk.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 12:51 PM
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Get her drunk first. Everything is easier when you're drunk.
especially puking in your friends shoes.
Yeah don't force someone into the hobby.. i had a friend who smoked a couple times with us but once he joined the navy he never really wanted to smoke anymore to make sure he could keep up physically before he left for boot camp. So we would say hey we are going smoke hookah you down? No? okay well if you want to come hang out anyway we are probably going to do other stuff afterwords. Occasionally he smoked with us.. whenever HE felt like it.
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I'm with Ignited
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Old June 5th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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Well it seems like she doesn't disapprove of you smoking it (she just doesn't want to get involved) which is not bad at all. What I've done with people that are pretty opposed to it is ask them why they are so against it. Then debunk their thoughts (assuming they are incorrect), and just get them to try it for puff or two. Some people still don't like it and thats fine. Others change their opinions and start smoking all the time with me haha
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Old June 5th, 2010, 01:06 PM
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haha good luck man ive tried every way to get mine to but shes the same way, its almost impossible lol
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I'm kinda shocked that some people here have actively tried/offered advice to make people start smoking.
It's an unhealthy potentially addictive hobby that you're pushing, people should only start out of their own interest and choice.
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That's a tough one! Good luck!
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Old June 5th, 2010, 03:34 PM
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Well, I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but I think hookah smoking is still bad although I believe that its not as bad a cigarettes. You shouldn't try to get her to try it if she really doesn't want to, just enjoy her company while she's with you .
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Ok i kinda figured when i posted this that everyone would assume i'm pressuring her into smoking. I'm not pressuring her at all, nor would i ever pressure her to do anything... just clearing that up.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 04:37 PM
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Dont be a wimp, tie her down and put the hose in her mouth
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Im only kidding man, I beleive the same as what everyone else said.
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Ok i kinda figured when i posted this that everyone would assume i'm pressuring her into smoking. I'm not pressuring her at all, nor would i ever pressure her to do anything... just clearing that up.
I know where you're coming from haha.
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Definitley agree with the majority here. If she wants to try it she will give her sometime. Sometimes people need to think before they plunge in. Hope it works out for you!!
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