Hookah Speech

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Hookah Speech

What does a talking caterpillar, ancient Turkish kings, and over 100 million people around the world have in common? The answer is they all smoke hookah. Now then you might be asking yourself what is a hookah? A hookah is also known as a water pipe or narghela. It is used to smoke flavored and all natural tobacco, which is smoked through a water pipe. Unlike cigarettes or cigars it does not contain the harmful toxins and chemicals. In my house I own 3 hookahs and smoke them daily. It’s such a relaxing feeling when I get home from school or work. I usually smoke with a few friends. The most common flavors are apple, strawberry, grape, and cantaloupe. It’s a great way to get people together and socialize. The hookah has been around for quite sometime now and I will be talking about its history, the components the make the hookah, and the culture behind it. The hookah originated in the 15th century in India. It was made using a bamboo stem and a coconut shell. Back then they used it to smoke tobacco as well as opium. However that is not what it is used for today. About 500 years ago when the hookah reached Turkey it was redesigned. The same design made in Turkey is the same one we use today. To own a hookah was a symbol status back then. If you owned one or smoked one it usually meant that you were involved in politics or royalty. It was smoked after royal dinners and at diplomatic meetings, along with coffee and sweets.

The hookah is actually a very simple design. Its main components are the head, the body, the bowl, and the hose. The head, which is located at the top of the hookah, is where the flavored tobacco is placed. The most commonly known tobacco brand called, “Star buzz”. Sometime you will find that people will carve out a fruit and use that as the head to give it a little extra flavor. The bowl is usually a highly decorated glass base where the water is put. The water will act as a purifier. Many people will usually...
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