Hookah in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Spreading Further – the 20th century

Indians, Persians, Turks, and Middle East people continued spreading the hookah culture throughout the 20th century. Neighboring countries like Israel, Armenia, and Pakistan joined the industry. But hookah had already reached every part of the continent by then.

The United States – 21st Century

The 21st century opened with hookah findings its way into the USA. Pioneers in this region discovered new ways of improving its quality through modern technologies. More innovative flavor choices were introduced, addressing the demands of modern societies.

Hookah Today

Hookah/shisha is today more of a social and entertainment activity than its original use to unite societies and families. Even so, it’s still used worldwide for a similar purpose. People still come together over hookah to deepen ties.

There have been more advancements to meet various user needs. You will find shisha pipes for individuals and others designed for groups. And many more people are joining the community.

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Smoking a hookah is nothing like smoking a cigarette...cigarettes are for nervous people, competitive people, people on the run...when you smoke a hookah, you have time to think. It teaches you patience and tolerance, and gives you an appreciation of good company.

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