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The History of Hookah Smoking


The Hookah first became popular in the primitive form of a coconut shell in India and it is one of the oldest and most popular traditions in Turkey. There is no discrimination when it comes to smoking the hookah, as men and women equally partake and enjoy its aromatic offering. Before reaching the rest of the world, hookah popularity spread to Iran, widely recognized as the launch pad to global popularity.


Even though Iran was the final stop before global stardom, it was in Turkey where design and tradition truly took form as a cultural characteristic, and have since remained relatively unchanged.


The hookah entered popular culture over 500 years ago. It soon became clear that there were certain ways to go about working the hookah, from passing the hose to lighting the coals to changing the tobacco. But don't worry, hookah smokers are generally patient, thoughtful people who are more than willing to help you learn. Between the surreal calm and subtle customs surrounding the elaborate and often painstakingly designed hookah, its tradition soon became ingrained in Turkish culture, providing pleasure to millions.


Today, you can find hookah in home and restaurants around the world. In addition to its pleasant scent and calming effects, non-smokers also find great fun in hookah smoking as the tobacco is not addictive. Moreover, cigarette smokers even replace their favorite brand for the Hookah. 


And the Hookah Charcoal we supply is the source of energy to produce heat that will be transferred to the tobacco inside the bowl. Since the glycerol is used to moisturize the tobacco, then to produce smoke, the Hookah Charcoal should be able to generate heat above the boiling point of glycerol. Therefore, charcoal for hookah smoking must be hard, high density, easy to ignite, and burn longer with persistent heat.