What is shisha?
Shisha is a common name for waterpipe smoking, which is a traditional method of smoking tobacco in the Middle East, India and Africa. Shisha originated in ancient Persia and India but today, waterpipe smoking can be found around the world. Waterpipes are also referred to as ‘hookah’, ‘arghile’, ‘narghile’, ‘goza’ or ‘hubble bubble’.
A traditional waterpipe is made up of five parts: the head, body, bowl, hose and mouthpiece. The smoker breathes in through the mouthpiece and tobacco smoke is drawn from the head, down the body, through the water in the bowl and into the mouth.