Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Shisha

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Shisha (Arabic: شيشة‎), from the Persian word shīshe (شیشه), meaning glass, is the common term for the hookah in the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf.  

A hookah is a single or multi-stemmed (often glass-based) water pipe for smoking. Originally from India, the hookah has gained immense popularity, especially in the middle east.

A hookah operates by water filtration and indirect heat and is used to smoke herbal fruits or tobacco.  Jeremy had double apple and we have grape (?).  It seems like a rather poor substitute for alcohol but you have to try everything at least once.

The hookah are banned in NZ because too many kiwi's like to use them to smoke cannabis.

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