We had a hookah bar here in our small town for a while. Sadly, they moved to a more populated area. They had amazing Mediterranean food! Smoking hookah on their patio was fun, but I wonder how it compares to cigarette smoking? I have read conflicting information. I suppose it will depend on how often you smoke and what hookah tobacco you use. My adult son got me a hookah and some herbal tobacco for Christmas, but I do not want to get addicted to it so haven't used it yet!