why is hookah not addictive?
Posted 23 August 2006 - 11:47 AM
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:13 PM
I agree, i think addictive not the word i was intending. habbit forming is probably a better way of putting it.but i dont think hookah is habbit forming or addictive compared to death-sticks (yes, im talking about lightsabers)
It Is addictive. Period. End of story. Maybe not as easily habit forming as cigarettes because hookah is not a convenient as a pack of smokes. But rest assured, it is addictive. Although for some reason it seems to be easier to remain a weekly hookah smoker and not become a daily smoker.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:19 PM
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 01:13 PM
I know what you mean.... if i have my mind fixed on ANYTHING i have to get it then and there.... i remember i wanted a new stereo set for my room.... it at 8 pm.... 8:15 i was at a best buy picking up a 5 speaker set.... im pretty compulsive sometimes lol
i dont either. Ive gone 6 months without even thinking about it. Granted when i start craving it i go to all ends to get it, but im that way with all things
Posted 23 August 2006 - 01:42 PM
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:59 PM
You both are utterly incorrect. Nicotine is extremely addictive - chemically. Nowhere near as much as cocaine - the most addictive drug, but still addictive. You body can become dependant on it. That doesn't mean you will, but it means that depending on your usage you can develop a chemical addition to the substance. That's only half the story as theirs also psychological addiction, which is closer to what your refering to. ANYTHING can be addictive psychologically. If you regularly do something that has a negative impact on your life or if you cannot cease doing so forever at any point - you're an addict.Anyone can become addicted to hookah. I have a friend who was a cigarette smoker who switched to hookah but he smokes just as much hookah as he did cigarettes because he's addicted to nicotine. Don't delude yourself into believing your immune to it - as that is very likely not the case. When using any drug you should understand the risks and be mindful of it's negative effects. If you can't give it up on your own, you should seek help from others. Smoking anything is terrible for you. Period. Smoking something with Nicotine in it is more dangerous due to the addictive nature of Nicotine.Hookah may not be as easy to setup but that doesn't mean it has any less possibility to create an addiction - it merely means it will take more of your time if you do develop one. The time it takes to set up doesn't prepare your body to fight addiction. I believe it actually fosters addiction because of the ritual involved - rituals are sets of activities you perform regularly. The more of a pattern involved the more of a chance for your brain to hook itself on that ritual - especially since a positive stimulated feeling is the general result of usage. Our brains feed on patterns - that's how we work. We look for patterns in everything.The social situation plays into it as well - if you use hookah socially as well as alone it can only foster ones need for it. Our brains like positive experiences. They help reenforce behaviors and patterns. Social activity is a natural thing for people to enjoy so connecting that to hookah can also help increase it's addictive potential.I'm not saying that these events are likely - I just want people to realize the reality of the situation. If you really disagree with what I'm saying you need to chickity-check yo self befo you wreck yo self. Hookah is addictive. Smoking is bad for you. We choose to do so anyways. We choose to participate anyways because it's something we enjoy - and in moderation most people will avoid problems - but the potential to develop probems exist. When you start telling yourself otherwise, your fostering problems for yourself.
i agree with gq, i dont think your really addicted to things i just think its hard to break habbits if that makes sence
Posted 23 August 2006 - 03:09 PM
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 05:46 PM
You might wanna rethink your idea about the amount of people with chemical addictions to caffiene (sp?). With places like Coffee Bean and Starbucks around, a lot of peoples' daily intakes are around 3 shots of expresso a day if they keep it to just one drink. I have MANY friends that get headaches and such when they forego their coffee for a day.
yes but quantity is different. look at caffeine, many peolpe drink a cup of tae or coffee a day and don't suffer from chemical addiction, but those who drink several cups usually do end up with chemical addiction because of the quantities. an average stock head holds 7 - 10g. lets call it 10g. only about 30% of that is tobacco, so in an average stock head, you only smoke about 3g of tobacco. so that 1.5mg of nicotine in one head of washed shisha. bearing in mind we also don't know how much nicotine is actually extracted from the tobacco in hookah smoking (because it doesn't burn as hot and leaves a lot of remains)
Posted 23 August 2006 - 07:46 PM
You got it. It's interesting how people choose words for such things. Generally speaking if you are addicted you may not even realize it. That's why addiction is so hard. Your brain has decided that everything is okay, while the reality may be the opposite. You can be doing something seemingly under your control when in fact, you aren't. Many people can say, 'I smoke, but I'm not addicted.' - it may very well be true. But the facts don't always bare that out. It's very easy to make excuses for any kind of problem.Caffine addiction is a huge problem as well. I have family members and know many people as well who act like shitheads in the morning if they don't get their coffee. And they supposedly 'can't start the day' without caffine. It's true to a certain extent, but one is certainly better off without that need. But we live in a strange world with some highly addictive legal drugs and some non-addictive illegal drugs. Quite a strange world indeed.
Also, I read posts where people say they don't "need" tobacco, but just "crave" it. It sounds like these people are kidding themselves and are really addicted.
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