"Smoking a hookah is nothing like smoking a cigarette...cigarettes are for nervous people, competitive people, people on the run...when you smoke a hookah, you have time to think. It teaches you patience and tolerance, and gives you an appreciation of good company." -Ismet Ertep


The Hookah Trend

Smoking hookah has become increasingly popular in the U.S. primarily due to interest from college students. While smoking hookah was introduced to the U.S. in the 1960's, this ancient practice only began to become popular in mainstream America in the last several years. In college towns around the country, hookah bars have begun to pop up.

When one considers the benefits of smoking hookah, it is no surprise that many college students have adopted this activity. Since it originated in India nearly a millennia ago, hookah has been used to relieve stress and encourage discussion. Unlike cigarette smoking, hookah smoking is a social event. Several people gather around a hookah during sessions that can last from 30 minutes to one hour or longer. The social atmosphere, leisurely smoking, and aromas from the flavored tobacco lead to a relaxing atmosphere that any stressed-out college student can appreciate.

The goal of this Web-site is to spread the joy of hookah smoking to those who haven't experienced it. On this site, you will learn how to setup a hookah, where to purchase hookahs and hookah-smoking supplies, hookah etiquette and terminology and the history of hookah.

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