An Introduction to Hookah-Shisha


    If you’ve just started to look into
    hookah smoking then you’ve come to the right place. With celebrities such
    as Rihanna
    and Miley Cyrus
    frequenting shisha lounges, the fuss has to be about

    Whether you’re looking to kick back
    and relax at home or socialize with friends and meet new people at the nearest
    shisha cafe, the hookah pipe is a fast-growing hobby all over the world.

    Let’s take a look at everything you
    need to know about hookah smoking and
    its culture. 

    Is Shisha

    Traditionally, shisha was just raw
    tobacco that was mixed with water and then squeezed to drain the excess water.
    Then it would be pressed into shape and dried before smoking. Shisha has come a
    long way since then!

    In the early 90s, the new generation
    in the middle east decided to put their spin on things. The shisha we smoke
    today is still made of tobacco, but this time it’s fermented with molasses,
    fruit essence, glycerin, and flavoring. Flavors range from traditional tobacco
    flavor to pretty much any fruit you can think of.

    There are also several tobacco-freeshishas available. These often use dried herbs and fruit instead of tobacco.

    it Safe?

    Sadly, smoking is smoking, and
    shisha tobacco poses similar health risks as smoking cigarettes. Due to the
    large of amount smoke that is inhaled in a normal shisha session (about 60
    minutes), it’s quite possible that regular smoking of shisha could be more detrimental
    than cigarettes

    Is a Hookah

    The hookah is the smoking device
    used to smoke shisha. Hookahs originated in India but very quickly spread to
    the rest of the middle east. Although mainly used for smoking shisha, hookah
    pipes are also used for smoking cannabis and even opium.

    When you smoke with a hookah the
    smoke travels down a stem into a reservoir of water, which is often iced to
    cool the smoke. The smoke is then inhaled through a hose. Some hookahs that are
    made for social use come with multiple hoses so that more than one person can
    smoke from the hookah at the same time. 

    When looking to buy hookah
    it’s important to know whether you’re going to be someone who kicks
    back at home alone or prefers to invite their friends round to share some

    Smoking Tips

    If you’re thinking about dabbling
    into the world of hookah smoking, then these few tips will help not only help
    you to get started. They’ll have you looking like a pro!

    • Never leave water in the hookah base after you’ve
      finished smoking
    • Wash your hookah after every use
    • Use ice in the hookah water for a cooler smoking
    • Keep your shisha in the refrigerator, but never freeze
    • Add juice to your hookah water for a fruitier flavor
    • Add wine to your hookah water for an intoxicating
    • Experiment and mix shisha flavors.

    Remember, smoking shisha tobacco is
    a personal experience, so take the time to find what works for you.

    Ready for the Shisha Bar

    This brief introduction should set
    you up nicely for your first hookah shisha smoking experience. If you need any
    more information then there are plenty of hookah forums on the internet where
    you can find out valuable information from experienced hookah smokers.

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