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    Posted February 28, 2014 by
    jakarta, Indonesia
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    is Hookah Tobacco similar and safer than Cigarette?

    Many people do not familiar with Hookah smoke, so, the question is what is it? Is it as same as cigarette? Hookah becomes popular in the west countries. Basically, hookah smoke is different with cigarette. For traditional smoker, they add some juice and rose oil to water with flavor to smoke. This hookah tobacco is mixing with fresh fruits. In Turky, this smoke is well known as shisha with mixture in apple, cherry and watermelon flavor. Some of them mix this tobacco with rose, jasmine, vanilla, lemon, apple-min and cappuccino. Hookah smoke has been used in Middle East, Asia and West countries. In 17th century, this smoke till available in restaurants and cafes in the Middle East (India).

    Hookah smoke is available in restaurants and cafes in India for $4-17 depend on its quality and variety of flavors. .Hookah smoke is wet tobacco that uses charcoal. Generally, it consists of 30 % tobacco and 70% fruits in flavor or honey. This smoke contain 0,5% nicotine and no tar substance. Hookah smoke is heated process and burned tobacco with few carcinogens. This smoke is only for people with over 18 years. In coffee house, many people smoke this hookah together with exchange information and news. Some women are smoking this hookah tobacco with cup of tea and sit relax with others friends for enjoyment. This ancient water pipe becomes the most popular social interaction tool in West countries.

    In modern ear, this Hookah tobacco have been evolution in perform, and materials. Commonly, this tobacco refers to Shisha with modern component tobacco with glycerin and sugar. The flavor in this modern tobacco come from variety of fruits likes oranges, apples, cola and bubble gum. Nowadays, there is 50 flavors available in hookah tobacco. This tobacco is void of chemical additive in cigarette. In fact, hookah tobacco is composing of tobacco, flavor, glycerin and sugar. Hookah tobacco comes in variety of color, size and flavor. People who addict with this tobacco can spend money for $20-5,000 to find the hookah of their dreams.
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