Traditional Way of Smoking

Smoking is an act of inhaling the burned substance for taste and this substance is commonly known as tobacco. Today, smoking is done with the help of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vapor pens and hookah pens, but earlier the way of inhaling tobacco or shisha was done with the help of hookah. The idea of hookah was traditionally invented in India by Irfan Shaikh who was a physician at the court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Basically, a hookah is an instrument for vaporizing and smoking flavored tobacco called shisha. People throughout the world know it with many different names like Narghile, Arghila, Shisha, Hitboo, Gudugudaa and etc.


A hookah shisha is a single or multi-stemmed tobacco pipe with a long, flexible tube by which the smoke is drawn through a jar of water and thus cooled. In ancient period, this device was a status symbol especially for high class royal people and was used by Rajas and Maharajas in their kingdom in order to show off their royalty and superiority. But nowadays, hookah is used very rarely and in place of shisha or tobacco flavored edible plant products are used which are harmless and only give flavor through vapors. With advancement towards technology, today hookah comes in variety of styles, shapes with modern features and it can be purchased anywhere throughout the globe. In some public places like casino, bars and lounges hookah is present as an additional artifact to enhance their status and popularity and also to attract more people.

Though, hookah is a smoking device and has many harmful effects but limited amount of its usage can benefit you also. One major role of hookah is that it prevents teeth staining. Doctors suggest that hookah helps in improving oral health and does not produce stain as the smoke from cigarette does. Similarly, a cigarette smell is bad and gives the smell like ash trays but hookah’s smell is fresh and pleasant. It is also helpful in avoiding the addiction from nicotine which is generally used in cigarettes, thereby making you free from cigarette. So using hookah in a limited way is beneficial too.