hookah pipe is a harmless thing, it's not the same as real smoking I think (though I might be mistaken)
lol - Mer - I was going to post something like "yeah, I think you're right", and I decided to google this because I was curious - I sometimes smoke hookah and really had no idea how it compares to smoking cigarettes... this is what I found at mayoclinic.com:
It's a myth that hookah smoking is safer than smoking cigarettes. The tobacco is no less toxic. Hookah smokers actually inhale more tobacco smoke than do cigarette smokers because of the massive volume of smoke they inhale.
I'm pretty surprised! but, I guess because most people don't smoke it nearly as often it still isn't as bad as smoking cigs on a regular basis.
But, don't forget that open pack of Marlboros on the table...