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The tobacco used in Hookahs is totally distinct from that of cigarettes. Read about the Hukkah tobacco.

Hookah Tobacco

The tobacco used in Hookahs is absolutely distinct from the tobacco associated with any other form of smoking. Hookah tobacco is essentially a blend of fresh tobacco leaves, honey and pulp of semi dried or completely dried fruits. To enhance the flavor of smoke, some people prefer adding the juice of pomegranate or perhaps the juice obtained from rose to the water. Later, it became a trend to add fruit extracts to the tobacco used in Hukkah smoking.

1980s witnessed a new fashion of adding varied flavors to the smoke that had the power to cause intoxication. Today, you can find highly aromatic Hookah tobaccos to make your experience of Hookah smoking a real memorable one. Depending on the personal preference, the Hukkah smokers can choose to go in for the flavor of their choice. There is a large assortment of Hookah tobaccos consisting of various flavors, out of which jasmine, honey, vanilla, licorice, apricot, apple and cherry are the most popular. Also, available is the option of exotic blends.

The Hukkah tobacco is quite wet; therefore the smoking should be done using the Hookah charcoal. The charcoal is not lighted straight away; rather it is heated seeking the help of coal placed on the foil made up of tin. Sometimes, it is kept inside the bowl that contains the moist blend. Each of the bowls of the wet tobacco lasts for a longer duration and requires quite a lot of refilling of the charcoal. In the olden times, people were very particular about smoking Hookah in the right manner.

Well, talking about the content of tobacco, it can be said that 70% is the flavor and the actual tobacco is only 30%. The tobacco contains near about .05 percent nicotine and there is virtually no tar. Since the tobacco used in Hookah is heated rather than being burnt, therefore the amount of carcinogens produced is quite less as compared to those produced in other forms of smoking. However, that does not mean that there are no health risks involved with Hukkah tobacco. At the end of the day, it is a tobacco, which is indeed hazardous for health. Thus, Hookah smoking should be done only in moderate quantities.

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