I decided to write this blog on Hookah’s because I posted a picture of it on my project 365 I got a lot of clicks. I think many of my readers think my parents got me a bong for my birthday J This however is a Hookah, per wiki a hookah is a single or multi-stemmed instrument for smoking flavored tobacco in which the smoke is passed through a water basin (often glass based) before inhalation. The tobacco smoked is referred to as “shisha.” This origin of the hookah is India. I am into different cultures and their practices.
What got me interested in purchasing a hookah was one night we went to the local hookah bar in downtown called Mirage. Very neat place, they had every flavor of shisha you could think of and even a belly dancer. It was really entertaining experience. It changed my views on hookah smoking; I always thought just “stoners” smoked them from what you see on TV. I am by no meanings stating this is “safe” smoking, just different. They have fewer chemicals than cigarettes because you don’t inhale the smoke from the burning papers. Smoking the hookah is more of a social experience vs. smoking due to an addiction.
I hope I cleared things up for my readers.