Smoke like an Egyptian

  • 14 Aug 2007 18:52:11 GMT

    I am bloody happy that they are banning it everywhere....anybody is free to kill themselves but not others !!!!

  • 14 Aug 2007 18:54:46 GMT

    Sheesha muchbmore harmful than a cigarrete for health

    [The purpose of hookah tobacco is to produce a light-headed sensation. For that purpose, it is used recreationally and socially.

    Research suggests that a session of hookah tobacco smoking (tobacco molasses) which lasts 45 minutes delivers 36 times more tar, 15 times more carbon monoxide and 70% more nicotine than a single cigarette. This study has, however, come under criticism for using unrealistically high temperatures for the tobacco (600-650 degrees C) and using arbitrary figures for tar filtration rates. This could possibly have skewed results, as the carcinogenic and toxin levels of smoke increases dramatically with temperature (Wynder 1958). Common practice is to keep temperatures to degrees which do not `char` the hookah that is within a temperature range of 100-150 C. (Chaouachi K: Patologie associate all`uso del narghile). The effects of these lower temperatures on tar are inconclusive, though Chaouachi indicates the tar would be less harmful.


  • 14 Aug 2007 18:57:00 GMT

    Priyanthy, ML

    i dont smoke regularly either, but now and then social smoker, but since ban in UK, have not smoked overall the smoking ban in pubs in UK is certainly an good thing, less passive smoking and clothes dont smell after visiting bars

  • 14 Aug 2007 19:32:39 GMT

    Hookahs are nice. I have one at home too. I don`t use it anymore. Good for social smoking and if you have some nice flavored tobacco.

  • 14 Aug 2007 19:43:59 GMT


    i like strawberry and apple flavoured shisha. i want to buy one as well

  • 14 Aug 2007 21:36:39 GMT

    Tried Hookah at a moroccan Bistro,`s cool!


  • 14 Aug 2007 23:17:32 GMT

    Smokers are losers