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Old February 17th, 2009, 05:34 PM
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Hello im new to this site and just recently purchased my first Mya hookah and started smoking shisha for a hobby. I have been looking at all the helpful threads but I just wanted to know exactly how bad is smoking shisha as compared to cigarettes or something like that. I know any smoking is bad but couple of people have said 1 bowl is equivalent to like a pack of cigs, but others say the opposite. Im just looking for some forward answers as to HOW detrimental smoking shisha is to you health. Thanks.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 05:36 PM
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theres several threads about this already posted on the forum, use the search bar
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Old February 17th, 2009, 05:48 PM
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Avg Cig has about 10mg of nicotine, much of which gets burned off leaving around .7mg of nicotine which the user gets, or around 15mg of nicotine a pack.

Avg bowl of shisha is around 10 - 15g of Shisha and .05% nicotine. So... 10,000 - 15,000mg of shisha equals 5 - 7.5mg of nicotine per bowl much of which gets burned off (less I would assume as Shisha is cooked not burned) I would assume the average user gets around 1 - 2.5mg of nicotine per bowl, maybe less.

I may be off but at .05% nicotine it's not physically possible that a bowl of shisha has more nicotine than a pack of cigarettes.

As far as tar goes (the actual carcinogen) I'm not really sure on that. Shisha claims 0% tar but they fail to mention that is 0% *added* tar. Anything that burns releases tar. I would asume a bowl of shisha has more tar than a cigarette due to the smoking time.

Unfortunately very few studies have been done on smoking shisha.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 06:17 PM
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Avg Cig has about 10mg of nicotine, much of which gets burned off leaving around .7mg of nicotine which the user gets, or around 15mg of nicotine a pack.

Avg bowl of shisha is around 10 - 15g of Shisha and .05% nicotine. So... 10,000 - 15,000mg of shisha equals 5 - 7.5mg of nicotine per bowl much of which gets burned off (less I would assume as Shisha is cooked not burned) I would assume the average user gets around 1 - 2.5mg of nicotine per bowl, maybe less.

I may be off but at .05% nicotine it's not physically possible that a bowl of shisha has more nicotine than a pack of cigarettes.

As far as tar goes (the actual carcinogen) I'm not really sure on that. Shisha claims 0% tar but they fail to mention that is 0% *added* tar. Anything that burns releases tar. I would asume a bowl of shisha has more tar than a cigarette due to the smoking time.

Unfortunately very few studies have been done on smoking shisha.

rly? I'd asume less because your not actully suposed to burd the shisha...

one of the reasons why ciggis are harsh is because of the heat and tar
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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:01 PM
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I dunno, maybe you're right. I know tar comes from smoke and a good hookah is full of it. Not sure about the tar thing TBH.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:02 PM
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As far as tar goes (the actual carcinogen) I'm not really sure on that. Shisha claims 0% tar but they fail to mention that is 0% *added* tar. Anything that burns releases tar. I would asume a bowl of shisha has more tar than a cigarette due to the smoking time.
Don't burn your shish. Vaporize.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:11 PM
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Don't burn your shish. Vaporize.
haha yes exactly
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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Smoking is just as detrimental to health as eating junk food... hell smoke a hookah a day for 30-40 years prob get lung cancer but then eat a bag of doritos a day for 30-40 years prog clog ur arteries and have a heart attact.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:32 PM
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hmm very good point...but still i saw my grandfather suffere for a long time with lung cancer before he was abke to finally rest...at leat a heart attack is quick


one thing no matter if you smoke or not it's importaint to eat right for your body type and stay prety active
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this is getting deep
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tar is only created when the tobacco BURNS, if it is done properly then there will be no freakin tar.
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