Post # 1
Okay so here is the deal. My parents promised us kids that if we don’t smoke by the time we are 21 (don’t even try it) they will give us a $1000 on our 21st birthday. Well, my birthday is tomorrow!! Here’s the dilemma. I smoked hooka about 2 times in high school. Would you consider that smoking? Like nicatine? Or cigars? Be honest(:
Post # 3
Well technically it is, but I wouldn’t consider it like cigarettes, cigars or marijuana for example as Hookah can contain a non-tobacco mixture in some establishments these days due to non-smoking bans indoors. That is how they are in California anyway. So, I guess my opinion depends on if the hookah you smoked from used a tobacco substance.
Post # 4
@figgnewton: Sorry but I think you shouldn’t accept the money. Hookah is exactly the same as smoking cigarettes, you still are inhaling nicotine and tobacco, which is what I imagine your parents were trying to prevent you from trying
Post # 5
You’re smoking some sort of substance, so, yes. I would.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
Not that I condone lying, but how would they know? Also, if you ommitted this detail to them, would you end feeling bad for “taking” their money when you didn’t earn it [assuming your parents count hookah as smoking]?
I consider it smoking, I guess, because it’s technically flavored tobacco & when you use it, don’t you say you’re going to smoke hookah? I do at least haha.
Post # 7
I wanted you ladies to be honest(:
@stephanie091512: I would feel super guilty. lol I suck at lying. I just told my mom. Waiting for reply.
Post # 8
And just FYI, Hookah is WAY WORSE for your health than cigarettes. There have been multiple studies confirming this fact, one of which is cited in the Forbes article below:
Post # 9
Yes, it is inhaling potentially dangerous smoke into your lungs. That is smoking.
Post # 10
Yes – I definitely consider it to be smoking.
Post # 11
That was exactly the same thing I was going to say. I read somewhere that hookah is actually worse for you than cigarette smoking. I wouldn’t take the money.
Post # 12
Yes, it is smoking. That’s a pretty cool deal that your parents did, though!