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Old August 30th, 2008, 03:07 PM
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Exclamation Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

Lately I've been hearing about how hookah is worse than cigarettes
well here is my thought on why they say that now...

Obviously, hookah has grown to be a big thing now, before it was just a water pipe not many people knew about. So the Cigarette corporation did not have a problem with it. But now, hookah has gotten big...There are even hookah lounges opening up all across America. This is making the Cigarette companies lose money. And i am not saying there is a government conspiracy or anything but the Cigarette companies do have power. So now they have 'Scientists' going saying how hookah is more lethal than cigarettes. I find it funny.

What are you're opinions on this? I'm quite interested on knowing
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Old August 30th, 2008, 03:13 PM
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I think people only say its more lethal because of the amount of time you smoke per session compared to 1 cigarette.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 03:25 PM
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Default Re: Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

well yeah, if an average cigarette session is 5 minutes.
an average hookah session is 45 minutes.
thats about 9 cigarettes in.

but hookah is still less lethal...can you imagine smoking 9 cigarettes in 45 minutes? *yuck*

Hookah also helps people trying to quit cigs.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 03:59 PM
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well if you think about how may perservtives are in cigs not even a qarter in shisha so i agree with you there just tring to make money
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Old August 30th, 2008, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

Also, you cannot put ur hookah in ur pocket and light it almost everywhere as cigs
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Old August 31st, 2008, 08:44 PM
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Default Re: Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

plus the hookah tobaco im smokin has 0.5% tobaco
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Old September 1st, 2008, 02:12 AM
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plus the hookah tobaco im smokin has 0.5% tobaco
it's about 95% tobacco. the 0.5% is nicotine.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 02:50 AM
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Default Re: Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

It's a toss-up honestly.

You get almost no tar, which is a huge positive. On the negative side, you get about 100x more carbon monoxide. Plus quite a bit more nicotine than a single cig, which isn't good for your heart or nervous system.

I don't see people getting lung cancer from hookah, but I can see other adverse problems down the road if you smoke all the time.

I'm 100% addicted to hookah... but the average person isn't as likely to get hooked on something that takes 15 minutes to prep, unlike a cig that takes 10 seconds to light.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 03:43 AM
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Default Re: Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

i smoke cigarettes and honestly cigs are disgusting they effing smell. and i dnt think hookah is that addicting compared to cigs.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 11:51 AM
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Default Re: Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

Being the lesser of two evils does not make one good. Bottom line its still not healthy!
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Default Re: Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

This thread is devoid of any factual information, with the exception of this post.
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Default Re: Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

I was posting opinion, not facts, just wanted to know where everyone stands
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Old September 1st, 2008, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

On matters like these, opinions are moot, unless you're attempting to convince that cute gal with the mole on her face that brings her to a level down to your "game," so to speak, to smoke with you, thinking that it would lead to a relationship, then marriage.

But you're not, so it's all good.
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Default Re: Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

Wow....Ouch...
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Old September 1st, 2008, 07:27 PM
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Default Re: Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

Honestly, though, I look people straight in the eye, especially if they hold some sort of "authority" over me and happily explain to them what exactly I am enjoying, how it works, and that current tobacco research is about as worthless as Nahkla (just kidding, Dunkel). I tell them that I have been smoking narghile for over a year now and do not feel worn down by it.
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Also, you cannot put ur hookah in ur pocket and light it almost everywhere as cigs
unless you have that layla portable hookah


but my thought on all the threads about cigs vs hookah.....
both are not good for you...i think cigs are more toxic but hookah is NOT good for you no matter what people say. if you dont smoke either you will be a healthier than someone who smokes hookah or cigs...

although anything in moderation is not too bad for you...i keep it to about 2/3 times a week and i dont see it as an addiction like cigarretes. i dont have to smoke hookah, but i enjoy it. cig smokers have to smoke to get there fix of nicotine
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Old September 1st, 2008, 09:19 PM
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It's a toss-up honestly.

You get almost no tar, which is a huge positive. On the negative side, you get about 100x more carbon monoxide. Plus quite a bit more nicotine than a single cig, which isn't good for your heart or nervous system.

I don't see people getting lung cancer from hookah, but I can see other adverse problems down the road if you smoke all the time.

I'm 100% addicted to hookah... but the average person isn't as likely to get hooked on something that takes 15 minutes to prep, unlike a cig that takes 10 seconds to light.
Saying which is worse is tough for the simple reason that research worthy of the name about the effects of either is uncommon at best and how one smokes a narghile (and what you smoke exactly) is something that is so varied that any study will have a very hard time forming a meaningful methodology. Of course the reality is that given the current social climate relatively unbiased research simply is not possible anyway.

To me the bottom line is that smoking entails a significant health risk which is minimized by a sensible diet, a decent income, an active lifestyle, not inhaling and smoking in moderation.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 12:25 AM
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Default Re: Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

i just say it depends on how much you smoke period.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 11:07 AM
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Default Re: Hookah worse than Cigarettes? I think not..

I'd think that with proper heat management hookah is probably less damaging in the long run.

The "scientific studies" use a machine to measure particulate matter in the smoke. Unfortunately, it's doubtful that these tests are being done on a proper hookah setup.

If someone came and tested the smoke out of a hookah that was properly heat managed and with shisha being cooked with natural coals, I might be inclined to believe the results.
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