How to Use a Hookah

Hookah smoking is an excellent social activity, it is also a flavorsome and healthy way to ingest tobacco smoke. Unlike regular forms of tobacco smoke, hookah smoking uses a water pipe that cools the smoke and prevents it from burning your lungs and throat. The tobacco used is also less harmful as it contains fewer toxins and additives. In this article, we discuss how to build a hookah, how to use a hookah, and what to expect from the experience. 

Getting Started 

A Hookah is a water pipe that is used for smoking special tobacco and other products. The tobacco is usually flavored such as apple, mint, cherry, chocolate, coconut, licorice, cappuccino, and watermelon. Smoking a hookah is thought to be less harmful than smoking other tobacco products. 


A hookah comes in two parts, a glass vase, and a glass gasket. To get started you will have to carefully place the glass gasket into the glass vase. Be careful not to damage the glass. The gasket should be airtight to the vase.   

Fit the Tray

Most hookahs these days have a head, a metal body, a water bowl, a flexible hose, and a mouthpiece. All these parts need to be fitted together in an airtight way to produce the most harmonious smoking experience. 


The next step is to place the metal tray on top of the hookah stem. Some models will have a tray that sits loosely on top of the stem, others have one that snaps neatly into place. If your hookah is smaller or less expensive it may come with a tray already attached. 

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