While watching Hidalgo last night, the water-pipe scene got me to wondering. How does one normally smoke tobacco in a water pipe? With a typical briar pipe, one doesn’t inhale. The smoke is generally much to thick for that. Tobacco cigarette smoke, and marijuana smoke are typically inhaled, but each in a different way. A tobacco cigarette smoker typically takes some smoke into his mouth, and then inhales a breath of fresh air with carries the mouthful of smoke into his lungs. A pot smoker usually smokes in a different manner, whether using a joint, pipe, or bong. The smoke is inhaled as deeply as possible, together with some clear air, in one action, the breath then being held as long as possible.
So, how exactly is tobacco smoked in a hookah? As a briar pipe smoker would? Or a tobacco cigarette smoker? Or a pot smoker?
(Not intended to advocate the illegal use of Marijuana).