Shisha is a flavorful tobacco product dipped in honey or molasses and soaked in glycerin and flavors. The tobacco is placed in a pot with water and boiled multiple times to “clean it”. You’ll then add your base honey or molasse, flavors to your desired taste and finally glycerin. Set aside for at least 1 hour then enjoy.
New studies may suggest that shisha smoking is more addictive than cigarette smoke. Now very popular among younger people shisha smoking is on the rise in the western world. Traditionally smoked by middle eastern and Asian men shisha seems to have somewhat romantic allure to young folks especially Hispanic young adults. It is a very social type of recreational activity made even more popular by hookah lounges.
Common misconceptions about shisha smoking is that it is less harmful than a cigarette, it doesn’t cause cancer and its not addictive. All which are untrue. Smoking shisha is just as if not more so dangerous than smoking a cigarette. First off, a coal is used to heat up the shisha. This causes health problems because you are inhaling many chemicals like carbon monoxide from the coals not intended to be inhaled. As far as the addictive properties many drugs used to help people stop smoking doesn’t work on shisha smokers.
It is also found that shisha smokers also suffer from withdrawal symptoms even if they only consume small amounts or even with infrequent use.
Korya Francis 9.25.18
Trying to smoke cigars like a boss but a little confused about the process? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one and after reading this you’ll be a cigar smoking pro. You would think that you just light one end and puff on the other, but it is way deeper than that.
The first thing you will need to do is choose a cigar. When making your selection pick up a couple good-looking ones and roll them in between your fingers. If you feel any lumps or soft spots, move on to another one. A good quality cigar will have a consistently firm texture throughout its entire body.
Next, you’re going to want to cut it. The best way to cut a cigar is with a cigar cutter obviously but if you don’t have one handy a pair of scissors or your teeth will suffice. The best way to snip the end off is with a quick, strong motion, this will help you avoid tears.
Now once your cigar is all prepped and ready to go the next thing you will want to do is light it. You could go in a lot of different directions here but a torch lighter is the best choice. Wooden matches and normal lighters will also work, but the former is harder to keep lit for long periods of time, while the latter will get the job done but should be avoided if possible as the gas takes away from the flavor of the cigar.
Once you’ve gotten your flame sorted out you’ll want to ensure that the cigar is lit evenly because an uneven light can lead to an uneven burn. But once all that is done you can begin puffing like a boss.