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Old April 26th, 2008, 07:52 AM
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There is a rumor going around, that American soldiers in Iraq, are forbidden from smoking hookah. I live in Iraq (civilian, on an Army base), and I can promise you, this rumor is totally false. The troops work long hours, and get little time off. If a soldier/Marine wants to smoke, he will smoke cigarettes. A lot of the troops here use snuff "Copenhagen", and other brands. But there is no problem with smoking hookah, the Army could care less.
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the biggest romor here in germany is, that smoking ONE hookah is harmful as 50 cigarettes.
the truth is, that its like 1-2 cigarettes. there is a bit more nicotine, but no tar.
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I got a two friends who work in Iraq. He washes the soldiers laundry (but hell he makes some sweet cash). He came to visit last month and I whipped out my hookah. He tells me "I don't smoke but damn, those are so popular with the soldiers there, except yours smells like candy." So yea, they smoke it. I had Starbuzz BM packed, which explained the candy smell.
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Old April 26th, 2008, 02:09 PM
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I've heard that smoking can cause Cancer!
Haha, anyways. I'm not sure about what "gossip" I've heard, other than the whole tinfoil/Alzheimer's argument. Thats about it though.
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the only thing about smoking hookahs in Iraq is this...if you smoke out of them EVEN ONCE you cant send them home...but I never heard anything telling you NOT TO other than the obvious fire hazard in some areas.
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most military the rule is that they cannot posses a hookah on base because supposedly it is "paraphernalia". but the rule is really one of those rules there to nail some one that messes up bad as apposed to just nit pick

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Trust me, I spent ten months at Forward Operating Base Sykes, and there was a Turkish shop there, that sold Hookahs, coals, tobacco,etc. (The hookahs were all substandard, very poor quality). The postal clerks inspect all outgoing packages, so if you want to send a hookah to the USA, you must clean it thoroughly, and make it look "like new". The postal regulations forbid mailing "paraphenalia", but I just label the package "souvenir", so no problem.

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