August 6, 2015 by Matt with 2 comments

10 Interesting Facts About Hookahs


Hookah has been a traditional aristocratic sign that dates back to centuries and also has strong historical presence in Egypt and India as well as several Middle eastern countries. Hookah represents the cultural practices in several Middle-east , including eastern Europe and has also established strong presence in Western countries but there are quite a number of misconceptions surrounding the flavoured tobacco.

Interesting facts about hookahs that you may not know

• There are more than 200 flavoured hookahs you can find in the world today. This means you can enjoy the flavoured tobacco in different forms, fruit flavours are some of the commonest ones you can find. Mint, chocolate and coffee are some other popular flavours of hookahs you can find all around the world.

• Each hookah session you indulge in , will involve between 40 to 200 inhalations that also involve between 0.1 and 0.5 liters of smoke.

• Hookah has numerous names; most of these are unknown to its smokers. Some of the other popular names of hookah include; Goza, Borry, arhile, hubble-bubble, and water-pipe.

• Contrary to popular beliefs that Hookahs can cause impotence and some other health problems, there has been no medical research that has confirmed that Hookah can cause most of the problems linked with it.

• It is believed that Hookah was invented inside a court. It is believed that the tobacco product was invented in an Indian court in Mughal Emperor Akbar by Hakim Fateh Gilani- an Indian Physician . The first Hookah was invented as a result of the concerns for the dangerous side effects of tobacco and it was believed that , by passing tobacco through water, it will help filter some of its dangerous chemicals.

• It takes more effort to drag smoke through Hookah than a traditional cigarette, therefore you must be prepared to spend more energy to drag its flavour and smoke out.

• One of the interesting things about hookah is that it is best enjoyed within a group, therefore it  is quite common to find groups of people in bars enjoying their hookahs with their favourite drinks. Hookah has become one of the most unifying products in many bars all around the world.

• There are over 300 hookah bars and establishments in the United States alone. Despite the fact that it originated from Turkey and the Middle East, the acceptance of hookah worldwide has increased tremendously worldwide over the years and the tobacco has more popularity outside of the Middle east where it originated from.

• Hookah started as a symbol for the old,  and wealthy beaurocrats and aristocrats , however it is common to find the tobacco products among the poor and average individuals all across the world. Hookah has transformed from a symbol of status to an everyday pleasurable tobacco.

• One of the most interesting facts about Hookah is that studies have shown that its sales may over-take that of usual cigarettes by the end of the decade. With many local bars banning the sale of cigarettes, Hookahs are still being legalized in so many countries.

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