Hookahs (narghile or shisha), Middle Eastern water pipes, for sale in Jerusalem
Hookah, also known as narghile or shisha or hubble-bubble, is a Middle Eastern water-pipe. The pipe has a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water. Hookahs are traditionally decorated. It is generally believed that Hookah smoking is less damaging to the health than cigarette smoking, since heated tobacco (as opposed to burned tobacco) produces fewer carcinogens in the smoke.