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hookah

, hooka
an oriental pipe for smoking marijuana, tobacco, etc., consisting of one or more long flexible stems connected to a container of water or other liquid through which smoke is drawn and cooled

hookah

[′hü·kə]
(engineering)
An air supply device used in free diving, comprising a demand regulator worn by the diver and a hose extending to a compressed air supply at the surface.
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They should be made aware of the dangers of smoking hookahs.
Umm Al Quwain - The Consumer Protection Section of the Department of Economic Development in Umm Al Quwain has confiscated a number of UAE flag-coloured hookahs from different shops.
It should also be taken into account that there are hookahs in Kyrgyzstani market represented as harmless.
Smoking water pipe tobacco, or hookahs, more than doubles the odds that a non-cigarette smoker will begin smoking within 2 years, according to a recent study.
When asked why they thought hookahs were not harmful, 47 percent of the participants said they believed that the smoke gets filtered through water, and 35 percent said they thought that fruit used to flavor the tobacco detoxify tobacco's harmful chemicals.
The modern designs of the traditional hookahs create a perfect balance between old and new
Mourners receive cigarettes at wakes, while delivery companies only supplying hookahs have sprouted across the country.
Urine tests showed that the volunteers had higher benzene levels when smoking hookahs.
Jamshid, the owner of a hubble-bubble shop, said: "Police smashed many of my hookahs that earned me a lot of money.
Muhammad Noori, who runs a teahouse in Erbil's Eskan Market, said "We didn't serve hookahs in our teahouse until seven months ago.
But hookahs aren't a safe alternative to cigarettes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "secondhand smoke from hookahs poses a serious risk for nonsmokers, particularly because it contains smoke not only from the tobacco but also from the heat source.