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Are Hookahs the brand new Cigar?


Are Hookahs the newest Cigar?




Khalil Mamoon



Most probably, used a hookah in your own life. However, unless you're a regular in a hookah bar, you might have perhaps forgotten all about it. Would you still think you haven't heard about a hookah? Reminisce. Way back. There you are, lying on the bed, while your mom is reading the great tale of an litttle lady in a land of pure imagination. In case you guessed Charlie and also the Chocolate Factory, you'd be wrong. No, this book was written nearly A hundred years before Roald Dahl's tale of Charlie. It (and later movie) that provides children their first peek at this curious system is Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll, mcdougal of Alice in Wonderland, wrote about an inquisitive, smoking caterpillar. You may remember Sammy Davis, Jr., perched atop a giant mushroom, asking young Alice, "Who ... Are ... You?" The unit the caterpillar was smoking is termed a hookah!

Hookahs have been in existence, in a form and other, for many centuries using their origins generally traced returning to precisely what is modern day Turkey. Needing a means to cool the smoke that leaves a tobacco pipe, the Turkish developed a means for the smoke to first go through water prior to being inhaled. This cooled the smoke and gave the hookah its trademark bubbling sound.

Modern hookahs have evolved in design but still carry out the same, simplistic function as the hookahs of old. The tobacco that's smoked from the hookah in addition has seen evolution and alter. Originally, tobaccos will be combined with molasses or honey and used in the bowl-like apparatus atop the hookah. Coals would be directly-applied to the mixture and, as opposed to burning, the tobacco can be heated for the appropriate temperature to generate smoke. Today's hookah tobacco, known as 'shisha,' is constucted from modern components. Tobacco, glycerin and sugar are combined with countless flavors to produce a fantastic smoking experience. The flavors range from fruity apples and oranges to cultural favorites like bubble gum and cola. The truth is, you can find over 50 flavors offered to today's hookah smokers!

As previously mentioned, the tobacco is heated as opposed to burned. The hookah tobacco is generally without any mit additives within cigarettes. In fact, hookah tobacco is often made up of only tobacco, glycerin, sugar and flavoring. It is a long way away through the nearly 600 additives that could legally be contributed to cigarettes. These additives also transform into other chemicals when burned - a process you do each time a cigarette is lit and smoked.

Cigars, another 'natural smoke,' have long been the gourmet smoke among smokers and socialites. There is a "good ol' boy" reputation that means it is socially unwelcome for girls to smoke and so are usually seen in cigar bars and clubs. For a long time, cigars experienced no real competition along with the hookah stands poised to edge out a critical piece of the gourmet smoking market.

Hookahs appear in every size, makes and colors. They may be crafting of everything from acrylic to crystal, allowing these to traverse the social lines. People can spend anywhere from $20 to $5,000 to find the hookah of the dreams. There are also custom hookah producers who, if you can't find the hookah you are looking for, will develop a hookah that's completely personalized and truly yours.

The cigar bars of yesteryear are discovering themselves in direct competition once you get your the category of business that is certainly sprouting up everywhere. From college towns to bustling metropolises, hookah bars and cafes have become the brand new, trendy destination to spend time and smoke. Patrons can rent a hookah (or bring their very own) and smoke for between $7.00 to $20.00 per bowl of tobacco. Each bowl of tobacco may be smoked for nearly an hour, thus, making this a cheap substitute for cigars along with other smokes.

At the very least, the hookah provides its participants having a wholly-unique, intimate environment which has no boundaries or rules. Everybody is allowed and dreams, opinions fly, completely unabated.

Business entrepreneurs are recognizing the curious draw that this hookah has over customers. It to open a hookah bar or cafe pails as opposed to funds necessary to open a cigar bar. You shouldn't have with an elaborate humidor and, in reality, you are able to even get away with just offering hookahs. It's no surprise that hookah bars are among the fastest growing concepts among present day bars and cafes. As simplistic because hookah's design, a hookah business is incredibly easy for first-time companies to have and operate and requires a nominal amount in upfront capital investments.

So, from your hookah-smoking caterpillar towards the day's newest craze, hookahs have come further. Only time will tell when they have a possibility against cigars and other gourmet smokes but one thing's for certain: hookahs are not going away soon.