Well, I hate to admit it, but I fell off the wagon tonight. Those of you who know me here, know that I used to be an avid cigar and pipe smoker. For me, smoking tobacco in it's many wondrous forms was like fine wine. Just a few short months before I discovered vaping and Vapor4Life, I bought myself something I had wanted since the first time I saw [I]Alice in Wonderland[I]...a Hookah, and I absolutely loved it. The flavor of the various shishas (flavored hookah tobacco), and voluminous clouds were a smokers dream! One thing that drew me to my first mod, the OMG All Day, was that when my good friend showed me his I exclaimed "It's like a portable, hose-less Hookah!!"
Since I started vaping in mid to late December, I haven't had tobacco in any form at all. Vaping, for me is sooo very satisfying, that there was no need. Well, tonight my good friend came over for dinner with the fam, and afterwords we were out puttering in the shop and he said "hey, why don't we dust off that ol' hookah and puff a little? Alas, I gave in and set it all up.
The very first puff and I knew it was true: "you can never go back". I'm here to tell you friends, it was disgusting! I mean absolutely horrible! We both agreed that next to vaping, any kind of tobacco smoking just plain sucks. I must admit, I am a little disappointed. I had wanted a hookah all my life, got one, and loved it for a mere two months.
Now I know for certain, though, that I will never, ever, return to smoking in any form. I'm a Vapor4Life-Lifer now. And Damn Proud Of It!!
Aww :( I'm sorry to hear that Darin. I loved hookah! They even have hookah bars around here that I would go to with friends, they didn't sell alcohol, you just sat around, smoked hookah and played cards or something. It was awesome! I bought a hookah and started experimenting with all the flavors I could get. I even found a hookah shop in town that I could go to, browse and pick up whatever sounded good. I actually found ecigs while researching how to improve my hookah skills. I had the hardest time finding the right type of charcoal. I hated the instant light ones, blech! But when I found ecigs I thought the same as your friend. With all the flavors and portability it's like hookah without all the burning and mess to clean up! I actually haven't touched my hookah since starting with ecigs. I found it while packing recently and thought about hooking it up, but I would have to buy shisha and charcoal. I decided not to. During renfest last year I did see a guy walking down the road with this glowing blue canister and he was smoking from it. I asked him what it was and he said it was a portable hookah, I thought it was electronic since it was glowing blue, but it wasn't. I tried it, blueberry, and it was good, so I didn't have the same experience as you. But I'm weird. I also thought cigarettes tasted great for almost a year after I went to vaping full time. I envied people who thought they tasted or smelled disgusting. I still loved the taste and smell!
So I guess it's a good thing that you find your hookah gross now, although it is sad :(
Ya, it's a little bit bitter/sweet. I think it's so cool that there are so many people here with similar backgrounds and experiences where smoking and vaping is concerned!
It's easy to get all the hookah supplies here, and lots of flavores available as well, but no hookah bars yet...
A portable hookah, huh? That is so cool! My buddy and I were trying to design a car-hookah that fit into a cup-holder, but decided that driving while hookah-ing was way too impractical!
Darin sir at least you have vaping. :)
In the same boat as you Ms. Harmony, whever someone walks by me smoking what used to my brand at work get a little pang of craving to buy a pack after I finish delivering to the store.....
Ain't worth hangin your head over. I smoke a cig every now and then. 1 cig in 2 weeks is better than a pack a day :sly: Pat yourself on the back for your progress :thumbup:
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