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Question Posted Monday June 18 2007, 1:55 pm

how old do you have to be to go to a hookah bar and use it and all that? and also how do you use it?

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duzzie19 answered Monday June 18 2007, 4:58 pm:
18 is the legal age, however, at least where I live, there is alot of leniancy. I am 16 years old and my close group of friends and I love adventures. Recently we went to a hookah bar where my friends have been going for months (it was my first time) and we got in no questions asked. It was a very relaxed and exotic environment. Anyway, my point is, although I cannot recommend that you go before you are of age, I can tell you that many do go, myself included, and if you conduct yourself maturely and unobtrusively there will more than likely not be any problems. Hookah itself is a water bong containing tobacco, and to use it, you inhale the pipe through your mouth, then exhale and blow the smoke out in fantastic ways. You can order your hookah in different flavors and it is usually around $10 a bong. I recommend not staying over an hour or two, at which point you might start getting woozy. Enjoy!

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MyHappyShoe answered Monday June 18 2007, 3:48 pm:
Obviously the person, lbwhite89, who answered your question has no idea what hookah is. Hookah is flavored tobacco which is smoked through a multi-stemmed, often glass-based, water pipe. You have to be 18 to get into a Hookah bar (or lounge as some call it) because it is tobacco and in most, if not all, states the legal age to buy tobacco products is 18.

This is a picture of a hookah pipe (there are many different sizes and some have more hoses than others)

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To use it you just inhale through the hose.

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Siren_Cytherea answered Monday June 18 2007, 3:46 pm:
No, not a strip club, lol. Advice for advicenators...don't answer questions unless you know something about the topic. Please.
A hookah is a water bong, from which one smokes flavored tobacco. It's actually pretty bad for you, but that's only because when you smoke hookah, you tend to smoke for hours. The tobacco's wet - it doesn't burn up and turn to ashes like cigarettes to. On the other hand, it's a little better for you because it's JUST tobacco, which is a plant. There aren't any added chemicals or carcinogens like there are in cigarettes.
I believe you need to be eighteen to smoke hookah in public.
At a hookah bar, they will pack it for you, but I'll go through the steps anyway:
First you fill the bottom with water (or juice, for some extra flavor, but I don't reccomend it). If you want cooler smoke, put ice in the water. Then you put the hookah together. The bowl on top is packed with flavored tobacco (personally, grape and mint are my favorite flavors), and covered with a piece of tin foil. The foil has a bunch of teeny holes in it to help give the tobacco oxygen, and a charcoal is lit and set on top of the foil.
The charcoal heats the tobacco, which is where you get the smoke.
To smoke it, you'll have a long hose with a plastic tip on it (to prevent germs, etc). Put simply, you close your lips around the plastic tip and inhale. Hookah smoke is very gentle - if you've ever smoked a cigarette, hookah is nothing like it. I'm a singer and I was able to have a voice lesson the day after I smoked for hours with my friends.
Just make sure you have water, your throat/mouth can get dry.
Have fun (provided you're 18)=P
-Siren =)

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lbwhite89 answered Monday June 18 2007, 3:18 pm:
EDIT: Ah, never mind then. I'm just used to seeing people on this site that can't spell to save their lives. Sorry bout that.

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