What a Hookah is:Also known as narghile, argileh, shisha, hubble-bubble, shisha or goza, a hookah is a water pipe that is used to smoke flavored and sweetened tobacco. The hookah pipe houses separate chambers for the tobacco and water, and has one or more flexible tubing stems from which consumers inhale the tobacco smoke.
Hookah tobacco is often flavored with molasses, fruit pulp or honey and has had additional flavor added, such as coconut, fruit flavors, mint or coffee. Flavorings sweeten the taste and aroma of hookah tobacco, making it more appealing to young people, especially.
How the Hookah Works:The tobacco chamber in a hookah consists of a bowl that contains burning charcoal on top of the flavored tobacco. Typically the charcoal is separated from the tobacco by perforated aluminum foil.
The charcoal heats the tobacco below, creating smoke. When users draw on the stem of the hookah, the tobacco smoke is pulled through the water chamber, where it is cooled before being inhaled into the smoker’s lungs.
Hookah History:Hookah pipes have been in use for about 400 years, originating in India and Asia. In the early 1600s, Hakim Abdul Fath, a physician from India invented the hookah, believing the health hazards of tobacco smoke would be minimized by passing it through water before inhalation.
In the 1990s, flavored tobacco became popular in the Eastern Mediterranean countries, and hookah use grew out of that, spreading around the world.
Today, hookah is a popular pastime for young people in the United States, with hookah lounges popping up in big cities and around college campuses across the country.
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Must be 18 years of age to smoke tobacco