A hookah is a water pipe used to smoke specialty tobacco. This type of tobacco is available in numerous flavors including chocolate, cherry, cappuccino and mint. A hookah is generally made of glass and may be multi or single stemmed. Although they originated in India, the popularity has spread all over the world. Hookahs use indirect heat and water filtration to operate. In addition to tobacco, they can be used to smoke herbal fruits. The key reason to own hookahs is the functionality and versatility of the design. Since the pipe is much longer, it is a lot easier to relax while smoking.
A hookah is about finesse, beauty, quality and durability. Due to the popularity, there are always trendy new pieces available. Hookah are referred to as gozas, hubble-bubbles, argilehs, narghiles and shishas. The style and shape of each piece is different. The modern version has holes in the bottom, a head, a water bowl, a metal body and a flexible hose for the mouthpiece. Numerous individuals enjoy smoking together and simply pass the hookah from person to person. The use of hookahs originated in ancient India and Persia centuries ago. The latest trend are the hookah cafes so popular across the globe including in the Middle East, France, the United States, Britain and Russia.
As the popularity has grown, more and more college students are enjoying smoking using hookahs. According to a survey conducted among high school seniors, one in every six girls and one of every five boys in the United States have used a hookah. New types of electronic hookah smoking have been introduced such as hookah pens and steam stones. These products work off batteries to transform liquid into vapor. The liquid consists of nicotine, various chemicals and flavoring. The user simply inhales the vapor. Due to modern technology, aluminum and stainless steel have replaced the lower quality brass and copper originally used for construction.
The wire and leather hoses have been replaced with high quality silicone rubber compounds. The new materials prevent bacterial decay or corrosion, eliminate odors and make the product more durable. The appearance has also been changed due to the more modern design trends currently available.