Thursday, 6 December 2012

About Shisha Addiction: Signs of Addiction

Shisha is a social phenomenon. It’s an exotic-looking, mysterious, ornate, sophisticated apparatus that is quite literally centre of a group of people having a good time. It comes with bright and vivid colors, a mystique pattern and gives smokers the potential to make smoke rings amongst their friends and impress them with this novel method of smoking. Shisha smoking enables groups of friends to sit and ponder deeply about issues they would otherwise not discuss, and all of these factors make shisha socially addictive. So it’s not just the nicotine that get’s you hooked on the hookah.
Some of the experts in shisha research have interviewed people who smoke shisha regularly. They found out 28% wanted to quit smoking shisha, but well over half of them had tried to quit but failed to do so.
A few years later, more research was completed and it showed that some shisha smokers started to have cravings similar to those seen in cigarette smokers. Remember that shisha smoking is frighteningly different to cigarettes, because if you’re getting addicted to shisha you simply take in deeper breaths and more puffs to get your body’s desired levels of nicotine (called “titration”). This makes the smoker unaware of how much nicotine they actually need to satisfy their body’s demands, and it’s hard to measure. However, with cigarettes it is a lot more straightforward – if you need more nicotine, you smoke more cigarettes – so it’s easier to measure how addicted someone is to cigarettes compared to shisha.
Signs of Addiction
Whether you’re addicted to alcohol, cigarettes, shisha, Facebook or computer games, the signs of addiction are generally the same. If you find any of the following habits, then think twice about how addicted you may be:
·         You spend too much time and money on shisha compared to occasional shisha smokers
·         You go out of your way to smoke shisha, especially at unordinary times, such as in the morning
·         You get annoyed if people criticise your shisha smoking habits
·         You lie to people about your shisha smoking habits
·         You smoke shisha on your own
·         You find it hard to quit smoking shisha even though you’ve tried several times
·         Shisha smoking has impacted on your daily routine i.e. you don’t get enough sleep because you smoke shisha late that also makes you late for college or work.

Which is Worse, Shisha or Cigarette?

According to the French anti-tobacco agency (OFT), a report from the French national laboratory revealed that smoking shisha gives off as much carbon monoxide as 15 to 52 cigarettes and as much tar as 27 to 102 cigarettes. Bertrand Dautzenberg, OFT President said, "The report confirms that smoking shisha is a major source of air pollution in closed and covered areas. If comparing the data to regular cigarette smoke, one shisha corresponds to1 an average of around 70 drags on a cigarette."
The tests were conducted by Laboratoire National d'Essais (LNE) on three types of shisha: shisha with self-lighting carbon used in small amounts, self-lighting carbon used in large amounts, and natural carbon shisha used in small volumes. The laboratory used the three parameters that are measured when analyzing smoke on a packet of cigarettes: the amount of tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide.
For 70 liters (16 gallons) of smoke produced by the shisha, the small amount self lighting carbon tar results were measured at 319 milligrams, 32 times the legal European limit for a cigarette, while the large amount self-lighting carbon measured at 266 milligrams, 27 times the cigarette limit, and the natural carbon measured at 1,023 milligrams, a 102 times more than a cigarette.
Carbon monoxide measurements fared badly as well, as tests indicated that the carbon measurements from the three types of shisha came to 17 times the normal cigarette limit, 15 times, and 52 times the limit. The self-lighting carbon in both large and small amounts for nicotine measured about one cigarette per shisha, while the natural carbon was the nicotine equivalent of smoking six cigarettes. 

Friday, 23 November 2012

Hookah-Hookah Shisha Flavors

Hookah-Hookah Shisha Tobacco is produced from a selected blend of flue cured Virginia tobacco. it is the mildest and sweetest of all blending tobaccos resulting in an exceptionally light smoke with a delightful flavor to smokers. Here you can find a list of Hookah-Hookah Premium Shisha flavors:
1.       Hookah-Hookah 7-Spice
2.       Hookah-Hookah Supreme Acai
3.       Hookah-Hookah Roasted Almond  
4.       Hookah-Hookah Caramel Banana Foster
5.       Hookah-Hookah Sweet Summer Blackberry
6.       Hookah-Hookah Blueberry Freeze
7.       Hookah-Hookah Butterscotch Satin
8.       Hookah-Hookah Soothing Chai  
9.       Hookah-Hookah Bubbly Champagne
10.   Hookah-Hookah Bursting Cherry
11.   Hookah-Hookah Chocolate Temptation
12.   Hookah-Hookah Cinnful Cinnamon
13.   Hookah-Hookah Exotic Clove
14.   Hookah-Hookah Refreshing Cola
15.   Hookah-Hookah Cranberry Crush  
16.   Hookah-Hookah Delicious Double Apple
17.   Hookah-Hookah Wild Dragon Fruit
18.   Hookah-Hookah Fruit Punch Blast
19.   Hookah-Hookah Buttery Graham Crackers  
20.   Hookah-Hookah Succulent Grape
21.   Hookah-Hookah Tangy Sweet Grapefruit
22.   Hookah-Hookah Crisp Green Apple
23.   Hookah-Hookah Guava Nectar
24.   Hookah-Hookah Hazelnut Heaven
25.   Hookah-Hookah Velvet Irish Cream  
26.   Hookah-Hookah Divine Key Lime Pie
27.   Hookah-Hookah Kiwi Infusion
28.   Hookah-Hookah Ice-Cold Lemonade
29.   Hookah-Hookah Sparkling Gingerale
30.   Hookah-Hookah Mouthwatering Mango
31.   Hookah-Hookah Margarita On The Rocks
32.   Hookah-Hookah Plump Melon
33.   Hookah-Hookah Mocha-Latte Fudge  
34.   Hookah-Hookah Orange Tang
35.   Hookah-Hookah Passion Fruit Pleasure
36.   Hookah-Hookah Raging Peach
37.   Hookah-Hookah Peanut Butter Perfection  
38.   Hookah-Hookah Frozen Pina Colada
39.   Hookah-Hookah Island Pineapple
40.   Hookah-Hookah Pomegranate Passion  
41.   Hookah-Hookah Gourmet Pumpkin Pie  
42.   Hookah-Hookah Ravishing Raspberry  
43.   Hookah-Hookah Robust Root Beer
44.   Hookah-Hookah Pure Mint
45.   Hookah-Hookah Persian Rose  
46.   Hookah-Hookah Simply Spearmint
47.   Hookah-Hookah Spiced Rum
48.   Hookah-Hookah Strawberry Dreams
49.   Hookah-Hookah Tropical Punch
50.   Hookah-Hookah Madagascar Black Vanilla
51.   Hookah-Hookah  Watermelon Burst
52.   Hookah-Hookah Great White Grape  
53.   Hookah-Hookah Fire-Cured Seven Spice
54.   Hookah-Hookah Fire-Cured Double Apple  
55.   Hookah-Hookah Fire-Cured Grape
56.   Hookah-Hookah Fire-Cured Mint
57.   Hookah-Hookah Fire-Cured Strawberry

Popular Shisha Brands

Different stroke for different folks! Remember that when people make suggestions for shisha brands/flavours. It is because there can be some flavors that people swear by that you try and hate!
So, better to make your own choice. Here you can find some quality brands of Shisha:

·         Al Fakher Shisha
·         Fantasia Shisha
·         Hookafina Shisha
·         Fumari Shisha
·         Ayam Zaman Traditional Moassel
·         Evolution Herbal Tea-sha
·         HookaH-HookaH Premium Shisha
·         Hookah Freak Blended Shisha
·         Nakhla Shisha
·         Starbuzz Shisha

Monday, 12 November 2012

Blowing Big Shisha Rings

Everyone has that friend that can blow massive hookah smoke rings and makes it look easy, and I know some of you have tried with unimpressive results. In this post I hope to give you a quick science lesson and provide proper hookah smoke ring instructions so you can puff like the pros!
1.       Inhale the shisha smoke as you would normally do.
2.       Let the hookah smoke come out of your mouth without you blowing it out. So basically just open your mouth and let the smoke come out. Hopefully the smoke that comes out of your mouth is thick as then blowing shisha rings is the best.
3.       Believe it or not I have seen some people struggle with this bit, because they are used to blowing the smoke out.
4.       Next blowing the actual shisha rings I believe can be done in two ways. The first would be by forming an O with your mouth and while the smoke is coming out, almost like coughing – meaning that you let small bursts of air come out of your mouth.
5.       The second method is the more experienced and defunct one. This entails you forming and O with your mouth and using your jaw to sort of pop the shisha rings out of your mouth. This is hard to explain but almost the same as keeping your mouth in a ring shape, whilst the smoke is coming out of it, and closing your mouth almost half way pushing the rings out.
I hope this guide is of some use. Just remember practice makes perfect – you’ll get it right eventually or maybe sooner than you think!