March 13, 2008, - 12:59 pm

Hookah-licious Natural Selection: Arabic Pipe Use Spreads Herpes, But Muslims Resist Regulation Efforts

By Debbie Schlussel
G-d, er . . . “Allah,” works in mysterious ways.
Not only is smoking a hookah pipe–popular among Arabs in the Mid-East and here in the West–exponentially far more dangerous to your health than smoking cigarettes, it’s also an effective way of spreading herpes and other diseases:

College students who opt for the supposedly safe smoke of a hookah pipe are sucking in the chemical equivalent of dozens of cigarettes and are risking mouth herpes and other diseases, a Colorado State University doctor says.
In the past couple of weeks, two CSU students, and possibly a third, developed mouth herpes shortly after attending their first sessions at Fort Collins hookah bars, said Dr. Jane Higgins, infection control physician at CSU’s Hartshorn Health Services. . . .

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A typical session with a pipe at a hookah bar lasts 45 minutes to an hour and costs $10 to $20, the report said. The shisha tobacco used in hookah pipes often is soaked in molasses and honey.
Research has shown that one hour on a hookah pipe exposes the user to 100 to 200 times the volume of smoke of a single cigarette, according to the report, which is available at The Bacchus Network’s Web site, which is devoted to keeping college students healthier.
The smoke also has high levels of arsenic, lead and nickel, 36 times the tar of a single cigarette and 15 times the carbon dioxide.

In Michigan, state legislators are trying to regulate hookah use. But Arab Muslim institutions, like the pan-Hezbollah American Arab Chamber of Commerce are against it.
And this is one case where I agree with my nemeses at this phony “Chamber of Commerce” that includes as its members illegal aliens, like Faris Alami, who continues to defraud immigration authorities:

“We have to protect our young,” said Fouad Ashkar, vice chair of the board for the American Arab Chamber of Commerce. “At the same time, we don’t want to put rules and regulations on our members.”

I hope that all of my “Religion of Peace” “cousins” keep on keepin’ on with the hookah. Enjoy. Just don’t spread your herpes to the Infidel airheadettes with whom you conjugate. Or perhaps, you should. That’s natural selection, too.

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11 Responses

Good thing none of that applies to All-Merkin Bongs and joints. If it did, at least 25% of US teens would have oral (yawn) STDs…um…never mind.
Yawning Gulf

yawninggulf on March 13, 2008 at 1:49 pm

They can do whatever they want, as long as I don’t have to pay their medical bills; wouldn’t that be something, kind of like the Palestinians. They badmouth us & try to subvert us, but then would come hat in hand for the taxpayers to pay their medical expenses.

c f on March 13, 2008 at 2:24 pm

Illinois just banned smoking in puvlic places, including bars. I’ll have to see how this effected the hookah bars up the street in Worth, IL. (It’s like an oozing wound, that leaking of the population from the Bridegeview Mosque into surrounding towns).

dm60462 on March 13, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Someone needs to invent a hookah patch.

Shy Guy on March 13, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Oh,I see,Muslims claim to be against smoking as part of their alledged “clean” lifestyle( That’s supposed to so much cleaner than those of us “unhealthy” meat-eating Westerners ),but inhaling hallucinogenics that twist,fold,spindle and mutilate their already fevered,childish imaginations,are A-OK. Just one of the many examples of their total dishonesty.

OldSchoolW on March 13, 2008 at 5:14 pm

What are ya bitchin about? This is the best news I’ve heard all day. Load ‘em up boys. Take another toke. It won’t kill ya, too quick.

HellDogger on March 13, 2008 at 9:23 pm

Someone needs to invent a hookah patch. – Shy Guy
Shy Guy
Such an invention should be left to Mohammedans. If they can’t come up with it, put it down to the will of Allah.
I just wish hookahs would sterilize them altogether.

Infidel Pride on March 14, 2008 at 1:47 am

I use to partake of this, every so often, when I was stationed in Turkey back in the 70′s. If I had known how toxic it was, I would, well, I was nineteen at the time, so knowing how toxic it was wouldn’t have make any difference and I would have just continued on. No wonder I needed a cardiac stent by the time I was thirty-nine. My buddies actually bought me one as a going away present when I left there. As the pipe came it was inadequate for smoking anything but tobacco, so I made a few “modifications” to it when I got it back here enabling it to be used for “other” types of smoking. When the 80′s (and realty) hit it just stayed stored away in my parents basement until my sister-in-law came across it, and now its hers.

CornCoLeo on March 14, 2008 at 9:14 am

Why not just use a hookah condom, or a mouthtip like at:
http://www.hookah-shisha.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=30&idproduct=1342

nainadras on March 19, 2008 at 10:29 pm

For people who aren’t well informed on hookah culture, there are one tine use plastic mouth protectors you are given when you go to reputible lounge. Alot of the comments made here are hateful and ignorant. Instead of throwing insults at a culture or religion you know nothing about, why don’t you learn? Generalising a people makes you look stupid. Listen to yourselves. “they all this, they are that” and then complain “they say this about all of us” pathetic

Sam on October 10, 2009 at 5:13 pm

I hope you do an indepth article on how May 1st Dearborn Cafe’s like Arabica Cafe, Midnight Cafe and countless others are planning on ignoring the NO SMOKING law by using slick tactics like opening a “separate” hookah section adjacent to there businesses (I thought that was called a smoking section for the last 100 years). Iam sorry but I hope the Dearborn Police enofrce this and the people of Dearbornistan are embarresed for this…I hope you target any busniess violating the NO SMOKING law in Dearborn…even if it costs them there biz. This America abide by the law. I just hope everyone will report any violations in Dearborn

Sam on April 25, 2010 at 2:24 pm

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