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Old 10-29-08, 06:08 PM
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Hookah

Is smoking hookah as bad as smoking cigarettes? What will it do to my lung capacity? Anyone have any personal stories?
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Old 10-29-08, 06:27 PM
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smoke doesnt belong in lungs, tahts my theory.

It cant be good for you....
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Old 10-29-08, 06:37 PM
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Its the same damn thing.

For some reason people think it's better because you smoke it through a water pipe and it tastes like apples. In reality it's just as bad.
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Old 10-29-08, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Surftex363 View Post
smoke doesnt belong in lungs, tahts my theory.
True... that's why I smoke cigars(on occasion).
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Old 10-29-08, 08:53 PM
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Of course. Do you want to have ultimate fitness? Protect those lungs!
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Old 10-30-08, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by somegeek View Post
True... that's why I smoke cigars(on occasion).

Same here. On occasion I like a good Macanudo (sp?) but as a lifestyle? No way.

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Old 10-30-08, 04:03 PM
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Do you use charcoal on top of the tobacco to keep it going? If you do it is probably much worse than smoking cigarettes.

A lot of my family smokes tobacco through a hookah, except they call it Hubbly bubbly.
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Old 10-31-08, 08:01 AM
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Lets not forget the sanitation concerns with communal use. Hookahs might be fashionable, but they're still pretty stupid.
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Old 10-31-08, 11:21 AM
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Smoke is fine particulate matter in the air. If you're burning something and breathing it, you're getting that particulate matter into your lungs. Whether it's cigarettes or something else (loose tobacco without tar and additives, clove cigarettes, etc.), breathing smoke impedes lung function, and long-term exposure can create chronic problems.
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Old 11-03-08, 01:27 PM
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What the hell is the point of doing hookah??????
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Old 11-03-08, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
What the hell is the point of doing hookah??????

to be able to say

"Look at me, I am an idiot. Even though we live in a modern society and medical science
has shown that, without a doubt, smoking is bad, I choose to ignore common sense
and my health. I am mentally 8 years old and it is 'cool' I am such a rebel "

pretty much sums it up
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Old 11-03-08, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
to be able to say

"Look at me, I am an idiot. Even though we live in a modern society and medical science
has shown that, without a doubt, smoking is bad, I choose to ignore common sense
and my health. I am mentally 8 years old and it is 'cool' I am such a rebel "

pretty much sums it up
Heh.

I went to a hookah bar one year with my friend. He smoked up, and I just watched him. I think I asked him why he would do it, and to him it just tasted good, so he would do it.

At least the Turkish food was pretty good.
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Old 03-30-09, 07:56 AM
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Hookah is not as bad as cigarettes. Ofcourse its not good for you, but a good portion of the smoke is more like steam.
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Old 03-30-09, 11:34 AM
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Well one of the worst possible things that you can do for yourself is smoke tobacco. It increases your chances of lung cancer by huge levels. It can give you emphysema. I increases chances of heart attack. But wait there is more... you increase chances of stroke. It is definitely not a good thing.
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Old 03-30-09, 04:48 PM
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Ask Michael Phelps. He won a couple gold medals and is consider a great athlete.

Oh wait, that was not a Hookah - but it was a bubbly bubbly.
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Old 04-02-09, 02:40 PM
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No hookah.
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Old 04-08-09, 09:10 AM
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This is a link to the Mayo clinic's opinion on the matter:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hookah/AN01265
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Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
to be able to say

"Look at me, I am an idiot. Even though we live in a modern society and medical science
has shown that, without a doubt, smoking is bad, I choose to ignore common sense
and my health. I am mentally 8 years old and it is 'cool' I am such a rebel "

pretty much sums it up
thats pretty discriminatory.
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Originally Posted by clancy98 View Post
thats pretty discriminatory.
Discriminatory? To who ? Stupid people ?
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Old 04-11-09, 10:05 PM
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I used to smoke cigarettes. I guess it was just a bad habit I picked up when I was a kid. Truth be told I was in OK shape, but was still being impeded by low lung capacity. I've been quit for about two years and the difference is incredible.

Hookah is still burning stuff and breathing it. Which to me almost seems as common sense as cigarettes being a hindrance on performance.
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Old 04-13-09, 03:20 PM
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Discriminatory? To who ? Stupid people ?
awesome. 2 for 2.
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