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Can you vape hookah juice?

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  1. dr g

    dr g Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2012
    Hookah tobacco has a juice base it is saturated in that is similar in composition to e-liquid, I believe glycerin, molasses and sometimes honey. The molasses and honey are not found in e-liquids, but has anyone tried vaping this juice? Hookah is from what I can tell essentially vaping, but I imagine this juice composition could be hard on the atomizer/cartomizer coil. Has anyone tried this? There are some specific hookah flavors I would love to have in e-liquid.
  2. djbishybish

    djbishybish Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 13, 2011
    Hookah is smoking, not even close to vaping. And I wouldn't try that at all...the molasses and honey would destroy the atomizer/cartomizer extremely fast, I'd imagine.
  3. dr g

    dr g Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2012
    Actually it is quite similar to vaping, the glycerine base makes most of the "smoke" clouds and the tobacco is vaporized, not combusted.
  4. TaraMc

    TaraMc Full Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Hmmm not sure I agree with this, hookahs have a small black charcoal disc in them that the tobacco/other stuff is burnt on, that is smoking not vaping.
  5. Ladypixel

    Ladypixel Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 3, 2012
    La Verne, CA
    Hookah tobaccos may be in a syrupy solution of flavor with sweetener and glycerin, but the reality is that it is still a solid tobacco that has been submerged in a liquid, and it still burns, rather than being atomized into a vapor. It is not vaping because you are inhaling smoke from burning tobacco and sugar, which is smoking, whereas vaping is inhaling a vapor comprised of fully liquid ingredients. The glycerin does provide some vapor content, but you are still inhaling smoke.
  6. dr g

    dr g Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2012
    I'm not sure where you folks are getting this information from, but properly prepared and consumed hookah bowls do not burn the tobacco, they bake or vaporize them. The charcoal is suspended above the tobacco mixture and provides indirect heating, which creates clouds mostly by heating and vaporizing the liquid (the majority of hookah tobacco is the liquid). More recently, manufacturers have even introduced shisha "stones" which are porous rocks saturated with hookah juice, which provide a similar kind of "smoking" experience, which shows that the great majority of hookah smoke is vaporized liquid. In fact PVs operate on essentially the same principle as hookah, with the tobacco acting as the wicking or filler material

    The particulates in hookah smoke are in no way comparable to burning tobacco or anything else, and the "napkin test" returns clean results as with vaping.
  7. SM4ster

    SM4ster Full Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    He is actually right! A lot of people pack their Nargile bowls very awfully and in a very wrong way! It is also very bad for you to pack your bowl wrong, because you are not vaporizing the tobacco, molasses, honey and glycerin. You're burning the tobacco (which is normally low-grade and very potent) which is BAD. The bowl shouldn't be filled to the edge and the perforation of the tin foil should be very airy, because less air means less vaporizing/less "smoke". I wouldn't be surprised if the inventor of the actual e-cigs, Hon Lik, wasn't inspired by them when he came across hookahs in his research.

    In accordance with the Shisha "stones" argument, there is also herbal mixes meant for Nargiles! Herbs use to vaporize their flavors and the rest of their liquid contents (molasses, honey and glycerin)!

  8. braveheart

    braveheart Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2009
    Doha, Qatar
    I'm a hookah smoker
    and I tried once to squeeze the hookah tobacco and take the juice, I thought it might work
    but when I dripped it in to my atomizer, it taste awful awful then I tried to get out of this bad taste but no way
    so i ended up throwing the atomizer out.

    don't do it, it waste of time and atomizer
  9. Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011
    Roe Dylin
    wow! i had no idea hookahs were supposed to be vaporizers!! ive never used one but im almost positive the people around here are doing it all wrong. they torch the shiite out of the bowls. lol
  10. Optimo

    Optimo Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 16, 2011
    Hooka is about the same thing as (another) vaporizer...heats the tobacco to the point it vapes but don't combust. Nothing like an e-cig.
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