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In many restaurants in the Middle East, hookah water pipes are used to smoke shishas (various 'flavours' of tobacco: Double apple, mint, pumpkin pie, lemon lime etc). Hot coals heat the water which filters the smoke. The exception in the M.E. is Saudi Arabia, which has banned smoking in shisha cafes in Riyadh within city limits and at public places. (Much like Western countries). But in Amman they are still smoked in cafes and restaurants and openly sold in street markets like this one. I've never tried them, even when I lived in Turkey for 15 months.

"Shisha smoking – also called hookah, narghile, waterpipe, or hubble bubble smoking – is a way of smoking tobacco, sometimes mixed with fruit or molasses sugar, through a bowl and hose or tube. The tube ends in a mouthpiece from which the smoker inhales the smoke from the substances being burnt into their lungs."

Looks like you can buy one with Nefertiti or Tutankhamen. More information here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hookah

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