I am a hookah smoker. Now, get all past associations out of your dirty little minds and listen up. Hookahs are a type of water pipe that is used for burning a special type of flavored TOBACCO called Shisha (also referred as nargile and molasses).
In many Middle-Eastern countries, Hookah smoking is a normal past-time, enjoyed by many, both young and old, men and women alike. In this modern age, due the fact people can move across the globe so easily (as well as research just about anything on the internet), the hookah pipe has followed them and been introduced.
Now, even if you have never smoked a cigarette in your life, hookah smoking is possible for you to enjoy. I don't typically smoke ciggy's, they make me cough and taste horrible. But, I do enjoy smoking my hookah. The design of the pipe allows the smoke to be filtered through the water contained in the base. Not only is it filtered down, but also cooled down, so it can be inhaled. The taste of shisha can differer widely from simple tobacco, fruit, candy, nuts and much more.
Although there is a small chance of second-hand smoke, most of the smoke is consumed by the person(s) smoking the hookah. Hookahs can range in size from 14" all the way up to 7 feet! The standard hookah normally ranges between 21" to 30", and will have anywhere from 1 hose all the way up to 6 hoses. Modern hookahs can use a variety of different materials from steel, brass, plastic, and more.
Typical modern hookahs are made up of a stem, base, bowl, and hose. The set-up is basically the same, even if the overall appearance is different. Assembly and usage is also the same. It may take some time to get used to the smoke, but it's a great activity if you have a bunch of friends that smoke.
Alittle good food, yummie shisha, and good company, what more could you ask for?