Hookah 101 – Hookah Etiquette

November 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Hookah 101

Many people do not realize that there is a certain etiquette involved with hookah usage, and it varies from country to country. Follow these guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable hookah experience for you and everyone else.

– Never light your cigarette or cigar using the charcoal on top of the hookah, this is considered disrespectful.

– Hookahs are meant to be placed on the ground when used, if placed on a table they can easily tip over and creates a fire hazard.

– Use and Pass the hookah hose with your right hand only, using your left hand is considered unclean in many cultures and countries.

– Only use flavored tobacco (shisha) when smoking out of your hookah.

– The person that loaded the hookah bowl always gets the first smoke.

– Never point the end of the hose at another person, this is considered an insult in the Arab world.

– To indicate that you are done with your hookah, wrap the hose around the base of the hookah, never just set it down.

Following these guidelines will ensure an enjoyable smoking experience for everyone.

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