The history of hookah has always been a vast mystery. The use of hookah from ancient times in India was not only a custom but a matter of prestige. Many historians believe that hookah was first started in India during the time of Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 1600s. Later redesigned by an Iranian physician Abul-Fath Gilani. He created a water pipe believing it would be pure and safer to use. His idea was to purify smoke by passing it through the water. This idea arose to decrease the health risks of smoking hookah. The hookah spread from the Indian subcontinent to Persia first and was used in the city of Shiraz in Iran. In Persia hookah is called “qalyan”. Hookah smoking was more prevalent among Iranian adults. The Hookah gained popularity throughout the country and represents a culture of prestige.
ADVENT OF PERSIA TO HOOKAH TREND IN INDIA AND AROUND THE WORLD
In India, hookah was made from coconut and shell, later in Turkey, the design became much more elaborate and started the style of hookah we use today. Now in the modern era flavored hookah has regained popularity, particularly in America and the Middle East. Especially Hookah bars, which have exploded in popularity in recent years due to craze among youngsters. A hookah lounge is a place where customers go to smoke shisha and spend quality time with friends and share gossips. Starting a hookah bar is a wonderful way to earn money. Through this business, you are bringing smiles to smokers who want to taste the unique flavors of hookah. It’s the best opportunity to earn money. Right hookah variety, right location, and ambiance are some of the factors that matter a lot in the hookah business.
WHY HOOKAH OVER OTHER TOBACCO SMOKING PRODUCTS?
• Better than cigarettes Hookah is better than other tobacco smoking products. Many believe that it’s better than cigarettes, as the smoke is filtered through the hookah pot and is humidified and cooled too. Since one important reason for the invention of Hookah was to purify the tobacco smoke by passing it through the water. Although, it doesn’t completely purify the smoke and nicotine tar is delivered through the hookah pipe.
• Variety in flavors - Hookah also comes in different flavors. Some of the best hookah flavors include apple, mint, cherry, chocolate, coconut, licorice, cappuccino, etc. which add variety to it and make it better than other tobacco smoking products.
• Different from vaping – There is also a myth that hookah and vaping are the same but they are quite different. In vaping, electronic cigarettes are smoked, in which nicotine is burned to produce vapors. While hookah is completely different from it, where smoker inhales the smoke passed through cold water through a pipe.
ONLINE SHOPPING OF HOOKAH PRODUCT
Popularity among youth
Online shopping has played an important role in reviving the sales of hookah products. Since hookah has gained popularity among the youth in contemporary times, young shisha lovers find it very much convenient to buy hookah products online.
Difficulty in finding stores
Finding a physical store can be quite a difficult task, one needs to search far and wide for that if one doesn’t know much about them and is new to hookah. Even if one finds a physical store, there is a very less probability of finding a variety of products and flavors at a particular store.
On the other hand, online stores can offer a wide range of hookah products in one place. So, convenience and then variety adds up to make online shopping of hookah products a far better option than buying it at physical stores.
Another important factor that makes online shopping of hookah products a strong option is the hookah price. Many people don’t have an idea about hookah prices in India and end up paying a lot at physical stores. While online, you can find quality and variety of hookah products at reasonable prices. If one wants to buy hookah of a particular brand like ours (Al Shiraz), one can find it just by searching it up on google or going to the brand’s website directly.
One can get hookah products delivered at their doorsteps at a reasonable price. So, it is better to get the hookah products conveniently at one home at reasonable prices than going to buy them at physical stores which are also not safe in the times of pandemics we are currently living in.