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  Hookah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most commonly-used hookah tobaccos (known as tobamel or maassel) are produced using a 1:2 mixture of shredded tobacco leaf mixed in with a sweetener such as honey, molasses or semi-dried fruit.
Hookahs are most popular with college students and teenagers, who may be underage and thus unable to purchase cigarettes.
In South Africa, hookah, colloquially known as a 'hubbly bubbly,' is popular amongst the Cape Malay, Indian and Coloured population, where it is smoked as a social past-time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hookah   (2881 words)

 Introduction to Hookah Diving
The type of Hookah compressor that is required for a given diving operation is dependent upon the extent of underwater physical exertion, the depth, and the number of divers that are connected to the system.
Hookah compressors, because of their small size, do not have the capability to remove the moisture from the air and hence, they deliver air with an appreciable moisture content.
Hookah air hose is made of a special vinyl plastic construction, is resistant to the effects of oil, gasoline and sunlight that exists in the environment.
www.keeneengineering.com /pamphlets/howhookah.html   (3402 words)

 Hookah water pipes catch fire with younger crowd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Given that the hookah tobacco is smoked much like a cigar (not inhaled deeply into the lungs) the cancers associated with it are those of the mouth, gums and throat.
Abuelkhair introduced the hookahs to the Pioneer Square location about a year and a half ago, and he says that now his manager there passes out maybe 200 hookahs in less than three hours on a Friday night.
The hookah is a water pipe, and while it's structurally similar to a bong and can be used for opium (mixed with tobacco) that's not its primary use.
www.azcentral.com /ent/pop/articles/0416hookah16.html   (1345 words)

 Hookah Bar, Cafe, Lounges and Smoking Restaurant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Hookah enthusiasts say tobacco smoked from the water pipe contains a small proportion of the nicotine and none of the tar and chemicals found in American cigarettes.
Incidences of lip and tongue cancer among hookah users are reasonably high, and the effect on the heart of using hookahs is the same as that of cigarette smoking, he said.
To use the hookah, tobacco is placed on a metal plate with a hole in the bottom that connects to a water-filled metal container below and is heated by special charcoal.
hookahkings.com /hookah_bars.htm   (959 words)

 Hookah Pipes and Egyptian Shisha Tobacco
In a hookah, the mixture of tobacco is not directly burnt, but is heated to a low temperature using lit coals or an electric device (as in Saudi Arabia and other countries of the Persian Gulf).
Hookah smoking has recently become popular in the United States among people not of Middle Eastern origin, especially in the college and university setting, and is often smoked by those who don't normally smoke cigarettes or cigars.
These Western hookahs often contain plastic in the hoses (perhaps accounting for the inferior taste compared to authentic hookahs), lack aesthetic appeal, and are poorly constructed.
www.hookahshisha.com /hookah.htm   (1269 words)

 MiamiHerald.com | 08/07/2006 | Hookah lounges stoke legal high   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Hookahs, also known as shisha pipes, have been growing in popularity throughout the nation over the past seven years, according to tobacco trade magazines and retailers.
Hookahs are ancient, oversize decorative Middle Eastern water pipes that conjure romantic images of puffing Arab sheiks, stoned hippies or the caterpillar in Alice In Wonderland.
Hookah smoking has been popular among college students for some time, but is just starting to take off among other adults.
www.miami.com /mld/miamiherald/living/health/15214820.htm   (766 words)

 Hookah Water Pipes Imported from Authentic Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The original hookah came from India, but it was rather primitive as it was made out of coconut shell.
Smoking a hookah is nothing like smoking a cigarette, Cigarettes are for nervous people, competitive people, people on the run.
The hookah (sheesha) consists of four parts, the bottom part is made of glass where the water is contained.
www.hookahkings.com /hookah.htm   (346 words)

 Hookah History
These hookahs were simple, primitive, and rugged in design, usually made from a coconut shell base and tube with a head attached.
When the hookah made its way into Turkey [map] about 500 years ago, it endured a surge of popularity among the upper class and intellectuals and thus changing in design.
A hookah bar waiter was treated similar to a chef because of the preparation for hookah smoking.
www.hookahcompany.com /hookah_history.htm   (585 words)

 Hookah at AHookah.com
A hookah might be considered a close equivalent to the Native American peace pipe.
Of course, the full meaning of sharing a hookah differs in the modern West to the East of the past, but the basic connotations are the same.
Sharing a hookah is a relaxing, and extremely sociable activity that may be enjoyed by friends and strangers alike.
www.ahookah.com   (348 words)

 Hookah Smoking, how to smoke hooka - hookahhoopla.com
Hookah heads are made in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes and materials.
Often crafted of leather, the hookah hose is a durable, reusable hose that carries the smoke from the hookah base to the person smoking hookah.
Hookah shisha, or hookah tobacco, is where the flavor of the hookah originates.
www.hookahhoopla.com   (1109 words)

 SnarkDreams Shisha Exports: A Hookah Mecca!
A hookah is known by many different names in different parts of the world: a shisha, a nargile (pronounced nar-geelah), a hubble-bubble or hubbly-bubbly, a waterpipe.
A hookah consists of a hollow glass (sometimes clay or brass) base which is filled with water, a vertical pipe topped with a clay bowl for the shisha and coals, and a usually colorful hose.
Hookahs have for centuries been a tobacco-related product and the image of them as a pot or opium-smoking instrument is largely of Western origin.
www.snarkdreams.com /hookah   (834 words)

 Hookah History |Hooka Etiquette |Your offical stop for Hookah and Shisha History |Sahara Smoke Co.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The hookah, also referred to as a narghile or narghila, shisha or sheesha, water-pipe, and hubbly-bubbly, has long inspired great discussions of politics, religion, and the daily happenings.
In social gatherings, the passing of the hose is remarkable- a narghile is placed in the center of a group and smokers pass the hose to the next in the circle, all the while exchanging words and sharing ideas in a playful mode.
Clusters of hookah smokers can now be seen at sidewalk cafes in Westwood, California, in nightclubs in Chicago and Miami's South Beach, and at a new restaurant at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas - which features a hookah smoking lounge for weary gamblers.
www.saharasmoke.com /store/history-etiquette.htm   (638 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Health -- Hookahs a health hazard?
Hookahs, those exotic water-pipe contraptions funneling smoke from fruit-flavored tobacco, molasses and coal into young smokers' lungs, may be far more dangerous than regular cigarettes.
At Dmood, a hookah lounge and restaurant in University Heights, manager Houman Kargar said hookahs are a part of his Iranian culture and that he first used one when he was 10.
Hookah lounges are operating because several state laws governing them are poorly understood or enforced, said two lawyers with the California Clean Air Project in Sacramento who spoke at the forum.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/health/20060615-9999-1n15hookah.html   (1129 words)

 Hookah smoking: Is it safer than smoking cigarettes? - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
There is a myth that hookah smoking is safer than smoking cigarettes because the hookah smoke is filtered through water before it is inhaled.
Now, hookah bars and cafes are popping up across the United States — fueled by the growing popularity of hookah smoking among teens and young adults.
The trend of hookah smoking has doctors and public health experts concerned because — despite the claim of many users — smoking from a hookah is just as dangerous as smoking a cigarette.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/hookah/AN01265   (529 words)

 Hookah Kings - Shisha Pipes, Tobacco and Charcoal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
All hookahs are very authentic and designed to last a lifetime.
All Hookahs come complete with two rolls of Three Kings charcoal, two 50g packages of hookah tobacco of your choosing, luxury charcoal pincers, rubber base protector, mouth tips, steel ashtray, metal windscreen, two piece cleaning brush set and a ceramic tobacco bowl.
Each package comes complete with a hookah and all included accessories, as well as, extra amounts of tobacco and a full box of charcoal.
hookahkings.com   (304 words)

 USATODAY.com - Hookah trend is puffing along   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The popularity of hookah, also known as shisha and narghile, runs against the anti-tobacco trend, partly because it appeals to teens and young adults.
Despite its rising popularity, hookah is running afoul of some anti-smoking laws, including the one enacted this month in Washington state.
Since hookah lounges were relatively new and not politically connected, they weren't exempted, and because few serve alcohol, they don't qualify as bars.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-12-28-hookah-trend_x.htm   (993 words)

 Hookah Lounge Las Vegas Nevada - VEGAS.com
Smoking flavored tobacco through a hookah is a profoundly relaxing way to spend an evening, and anyone who threatens to take you away from it fully deserves an upbraiding, both verbal and physical.
The Hookah Lounge is a gorgeous room -- dark, elegant and festooned with Mediterranean art collected by owner Paymon Raouf, a personable fellow who treats the Hookah like his own living room and everyone in it as a cherished friend.
Hookah Lounge is the 2005 Las Vegas Weekly Readers' Choice for Place to Go on a Saturday Night When You Kinda Want to Go Out but Kinda Don't, and Las Vegas Life's 2004 Vegas 100 named Hookah Lounge Best Exotic Bar.
www.vegas.com /nightlife/bars/hookah.html   (350 words)

 Northoftampa: Hookah smokers like it sweet
The hookah, also known as the hubble-bubble or narghile, consists of a bowl connected to a vase of water with a long tube and mouthpiece.
Between 200 and 300 hookah bars have opened in the country in the past five years, according to Smokeshop Magazine.
And he maintains that smoking a hookah is safer than smoking cigarettes or cigars, since the hookah is shared slowly over a long period of time.
www.sptimes.com /2005/05/06/Northoftampa/Hookah_smokers_like_i.shtml   (1326 words)

 >>>>> HOOKAH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Hookah are pleased to announce the launch of their website, Hookah Online.
Following the success of Hookah's headline appearance in Southend High Street back in January 2005 for the Tsunami appeal, Hookah are set to appear at the Leigh Regatta in Leigh on Sea, Old Town on the 18th September.
Following a triumphant perfomance at the BMF biker festival in Peterborough last year, Hookah are due to return for a follow up perfomance on the 18th September.
www.hookahonline.co.uk   (274 words)

 Hookah Distributors - Accessories Selection
The age-old tradition of hookah smoking has gained popularity in the United States over the past few years and the market for hookahs, hookah tobacco (shisha) and hookah accessories is only getting stronger.
'Hookah Distributors' is dedicated to bringing you the latest in the hookah smoking world as well as helping you with your hookah business.
Whether you are looking for supplies for a hookah cafe or a retail store, we will help you in every step of the way.
www.hookahdistributors.com /accessories.htm   (255 words)

 RedOrbit - Oddities - More Americans Getting Hooked on Hookahs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
But experts say hookahs are now almost as popular in Denver as they are in Damascus, with the current fad for water-pipe use growing among U.S. college students.
Hookah use is, by its nature, a very social act, with groups of users often sharing the same pipe.
While cigarette use has largely fallen out of favor with the college crowd, the exotic allure of hookahs -- and the misperception that hookah smoke is filtered and safer -- may be driving the trend.
www.redorbit.com /news/display?id=108419   (798 words)

 Hookah - Shisha - Hooka - Sheesha
The extra wide glass base at the bottom of the Widow mini hookah eliminates the top-heaviness that is common with most mini hookahs.
Hookah Hub thick, rubber hookah grommets are placed between the hookah's metal stem and the glass hookah base to maintain an airtight seal and an...
This washable hookah hose is made from soft synthetic leather and is compatible with large, medium, and small shishas.
www.hookahhub.com   (374 words)

 Hookah Culture - World's largest hookah culture resource and hookah lounge directory
In general, hookahs can be disassembled into its various parts: the base that holds the water, the stem, hoses, bowl, coal tray, and the various rubber grommets which seal the hookah where parts join together.
Originally, hookahs came from India as a form of coconut waterpipe, and is more aptly termed toward the implements from that region.
Hookah Culture is considering compiling a list of terms and their regions of origin.
www.hookahculture.com   (1169 words)

 Hookah, shisha supplies. Hooka smoking info. Sheesha tobacco
Nowadays, hookah-smoking is a seemingly unbreakable social habit that, despite a vigorous anti-smoking lobby, is growing in popularity, especially among non-Arabs.
In the Middle East, from Turkey to India, there are hookah cafes where people gather to smoke and drink coffee or tea..
Smoking a hookah can last two hours or more and is a very peaceful, social occasion generally filled with good conversation with friends..
www.hookah-smoking.com   (287 words)

Hookah is the singer Line Gad Stausgaard (age 24) and electronic music wizz Tommi Iversen (age 26).
Hookahs blend of electronic music and catchy pop tunes has definitely made them one of the noteworthy new bands to rise in Denmark in the year of 2005.
Hookah was formed in 2002 and struggled their way through the Danish up coming scene in the next couple of years.
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 Hookah Juice Command Center
The hookah was bubbling and the Hookah Juice was rocking from one song to the next, sets over too soon for the crowd but thank the rock gods
Hookah Juice was in wild rare form Saturday night at Phoenix Hill Tavern.
Hookah Juice finally had their Louisville premiere Saturday night at Petrus in downtown.
www.hookah-juice.com /index.htm   (328 words)

 Inside Bay Area - Huffin' on a hookah
Although the dancing and atmosphere are infectious, the lounge's biggest draw is the hookah.
Learning to smoke a hookah may be a little tricky for cigarette smokers, as the smoker is not supposed to fully inhale.
With only.05 milligrams of nicotine and no tar, the hookah's fruit tobacco is definitely lighter than that found in cigarettes, which according to one maker have.8 milligrams of nicotine and 10 milligrams of tar.
www.insidebayarea.com /bayarealiving/ci_2692856   (902 words)

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