Dating nearly a millennia back, the first hookah (made from coconut shell) was born in India, along the border of Pakistan. The hookah then made its way to Iran, where it spread throughout the Arabic province. After reaching Turkey about 500 years ago, hookah became a deeply embedded part of its historical culture.
The hookah is a traditional smoking pipe, in the form of a glass based water pipe. A combination of molasses/honey and cool mint or fruit flavored tobacco is usually then smoked through a hose connected to the hookah.
With its roots in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Arabic culture, hookah has started to spread throughout the United States. Smoking hookah has become the subject of recent buzz. With new appearances of hookah bars, hookah lounges, and hookah cafes near college campuses, the hookah craze is turning heads, especially for college students.
A major part of the appeal in smoking hookah is that it is a relatively inexpensive and enjoyable social activity. $10-15 can usually buy you a bowl of tobacco, which lasts about 30-45 minutes between two people. Furthermore, some hookah locations offer tobacco-free and nicotine-free herbal alternatives. This option, obviously, appeals to those who may be concerned about negative health effects of smoking hookah.
The Date Activity
For a relaxing and semi-unique evening, take your date to a nearby hookah bar or lounge. This activity will definitely stimulate interesting and fun-filled to this date idea.
On Your Own / With Friends
Smoking hookah is definitely an activity that you enjoy with others. With many hookah bars, hookah lounges, and hookah cafes open until the wee hours of the morning, skip the typical bar routine and experience this new social phenomenon.