How to blow smoke rings
Every smoker must have tried this at one point. Blowing smoke rings looks very easy to do, but in reality, it is not. There is actually a science behind this phenomenon. When air is pushed through a narrow space, a vortex is created in the center as the peripheral air is slowed due to drag, resulting hollow cavity in the middle – hence, smoke rings. It may take practices, but you don’t have to be Einstein to master this smoke trick.
Training Wheels Method to Blow a Smoke Ring
Almost anyone can create a steady stream of small smoke rings by simply tapping on their cheek as they exhale hookah smoke. Just take a deep inhale from the hookah hose, create a tight ‘O’ shape with your mouth, and as you exhale, use your pointer finger to repetitively tap the sucked in part of one of your cheeks.
Blow Smoke Rings Using Vowels
This method is a more difficult because it takes tremendous breath control and a familiarity with smoke density. Take a deep drag, and then open your throat and try to make your mouth as hollow as possible. Keep your tongue flat at the bottom of your mouth. Exhale very slowly until just your mouth is densely filled with smoke. After that, stop exhaling, make your “O” face, and then make the tiniest sound with your throat – almost as if you’re softly sounding out a vowel (A, O and E, seem to work the best). You’ll want to maintain a sort of exhalation equilibrium, which is just the right sized burst of air. Too much air will cause the ring to collapse, and not enough air will produce a non-ring.
This method involves more muscle control. Follow the same steps as above until your mouth is as hollowed out as possible, and filled with dense smoke. Put your lips into the vowel ‘O’, and then pop your jaw forward while simultaneously using your tongue as a springboard, producing a short burst of air. This way is easier compared to the others, but will still take some practice.