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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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Summary: Numerous cafes and restaurants serving shisha or hubble-bubble have become a disturbing feature and pose a menace due to health hazards and air pollution.
What is really serious about the phenomenon is that most shisha smokers wrongfully take to the hubble-bubble thinking that it poses only "light" health risks compared to the serious health-related complications of cigarette smoking.
Moreover, while smoking hubble-bubble, the aluminum foil, which is usually of poor quality, reacts with the burning charcoal and produces aluminum fumes that are carcinogenic or, in other words, cause cancer.
This is, after all, muslim Africa, a land of whitewashed buildings, shimmering heat, haunting calls to prayer and garishly-painted coffee shops masking shadowy interiors, where the red-fezzed men sit outside all day sucking intently on hubble-bubble pipes, and the women are not to be seen.
There's even a poolside lounge where you can lie down and puff on your own hubble-bubble pipe, sip a sweet green tea and drift off in a cloud of aromatic smoke.
Cafes and resorts attract large number of people, especially youth who sit and smoke the hubble-bubble after Isha prayer.
The legislation covers the smoking of tobacco or anything that contains tobacco or any other substance, including cigarettes, pipes, cigars, herbal cigarettes and water pipes, shisha, hookah and hubble-bubble pipes.
At that time a charcoal from a hubble-bubble fell onto the carpet.
Some of them have, however, opted to smoke the hubble-bubble, which is not banned but is more damaging to health.
Then it was on to our desert camp for camel rides, a buffet, a belly dancing show and a few puffs on a hubble-bubble.
The exemption has had the unforeseen effect of allowing a new type of business to spring up - lounges where people smoke tobacco using water pipes called hookahs or, more colorfully, hubble-bubbles.
5 substitutions AE Jabal al Mahari, Tunisia; BD hubble-bubbles (OED); El Koherekereke, New Zealand