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Koolkatz

Lightheadedness (experienced cig smoker)

Hello all, first time poster,

I have a question. First of all, let me say that I smoke over a pack of cigarettes a day, and I also use pipes, cigars, dip, chew, snuff, etc. I have smoked for ten years now, so I am not new to nicotine. I am, however, new to hookahs, and I find that sometimes when I smoke shisha I get very lightheaded, dizzy, and sometimes a headache. My question is, if I am used to nicotine, and people say most shisha tobacco is low in nicotine (at least, relatively), then why do I get these effects? This happens in particular with Nakhla Zaghloul (my favorite taste-wise, so far). The effects, short of a headache, are not entirely unenjoyable; but I wonder if this is typical? I get to the point that I can hardly walk straight. Could it be carbon monoxide from the quick light charcoal? Thanks in advance for your replies, I appreciate it. Hope this wasn't too long winded.

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Either you're burning up the bowl too much or dehydrated/have an empty stomach.

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It could be the quick lites and CO. Are you packing the tobacco up to the foil? It should be touching to reduce the CO (some).

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Quite likely to be quicklight related indeed, try natural coals if you can. Also don't forget to make sure you're not burning the tobacco or foil. It takes a bit of trial and error.

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