A Guide to Smoking Shisha for Newbies

Hookah used for smoking shisha
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Traditional ways of using tobacco are making a significant comeback, and hookah is among the most popular. More and more people are turning into hookah fans. In fact, people can often be found waiting in lines for shisha in London at Maya just to give a new flavour a try. 

With that said, if you’re completely new to using hookah to consume tobacco, then you might be a bit intimidated. Don’t worry though because most people who are not familiar with hookahs don’t know how to use one. The good news is we have thrown together this guide to help beginners like yourself. With that said, read on to learn more about using tobacco via hookah. 

Choosing The Best Shisha Flavor 

Shisha is smoked via a device called hookah. As for what the best flavour is, this is subjective. Generally speaking, you should opt for products that are produced by reliable brands. This will increase your chances of having a pleasant experience. 

Don’t Smoke On An Empty Stomach

Before you smoke, you should have a snack or better yet, a meal. Smoking can cause you to feel sick or lightheaded, so it’s a good idea to do it when you’ve eaten. This is especially true if you have never smoked shisha.  

man using a hookah to smoke shisha
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Ask An Employee If You Need Help

If you are going to a lounge bar for your smoking session, then ask an employee to help you with packing your bowl. You shouldn’t struggle, but asking someone for help will make things more pleasant. If you do end up doing it yourself, then make sure the bowl is packed in a fluffy way because air will be allowed to flow more evenly. Furthermore, use a disposable mouthpiece when it’s your turn to smoke. 


When you inhale for the first time, you might be excited. Don’t overdo it when you inhale. Instead, inhale lightly and inhale slowly. Doing this allows you to really get the full enjoyment of the flavour. 

Do Not Rush Things

When smoking via a hookah, it’s important to take your time. If your hookah has multiple hoses, then don’t draw smoke when someone else is drawing smoke. When more than one person is using a hookah at the same time, then the coal will end up burning to the point that the flavour will have a bitter taste. Not only that, but your smoking session will be shorter due to the tobacco burning faster. 

Relax And Chill Out

Hookah sessions are all about relaxing and all about relieving stress. A session should last for an hour, at the very least. When you take a puff, simply sit back and bask in the shisha’s sensations and taste. 

Hookah sessions are all about enjoying the experience, as well as bringing folk together. Smoking sessions are a great way to spend time with your loved ones and bask in their company. If you have never taken part in a hookah session, then you’re in for a treat. In fact, there’s a chance you might even catch a little bit of a buzz.

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