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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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Extensive research carried out on the Hookah Tobacco market related to its business and service shows that the growth rate of the market would rise considerably.
With an automatic smoking machine, the researchers examined emissions from a hookah using charcoal or one of three commercially available EHEs as the heat source.
Particularly in the era of indoor smoking bans, hookah lounges are unique among nonindustrial businesses in having a need for ventilation systems triggered by carbon monoxide detectors.
During 2015-2017, the proportion of students currently using cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, or hookahs who used each product [greater than or equal to] 20 of the past 30 days ranged from 14.0% of cigar smokers to 38.7% of smokeless tobacco users among high school students and from 13.1% of e-cigarette users to 24.5% of hookah smokers among middle school students.
Thus, county leaders reached the reasonable decision that hookah lounges pose a greater threat to public health and safety than similar late-night establishments, such as bars that serve alcohol, and can therefore be required to close earlier without violating the owners' constitutional rights to due process and equal protection under the law, the court said.
According to a police spokesman, raids were conducted on the godowns and huge quantity of shisha flavours, hookahs, gutka and other items were recovered.
It is not unlikely that hookah smokers are actually exposed to greater volumes of these harmful substances as well.
According to a study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, biomarkers and prevention, just one session of hookah smoking could make nicotine urine levels spike by more than 70 times, increasing cancer-causing agents.
The basic hookah waterpipe consists of four main parts: the head, body, water bowl, and hose connected to a mouthpiece.
Revenues at these spots are mostly based on hookah, which is always in high demand by both men and women
Hookah smoking among adolescents and teens is on the rise in the United States.