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face   We all know that technology is the future, but it is now becoming evident even in the world of hookah.

Behind us are the days of tangled hookah hoses, sticky tobacco fingers and the fear of burning the floor with scorching hot coals.

Technology has caught up with our favorite (and pleasantly relaxing) social hobby. It is now possible to, at your leisure, light up a smoke of your favorite hookah without actually… lighting up.

With e-hookahs you can have the same hookah smoking experience you’re used to without the harmful chemicals found in tobacco and with an added touch of convenience.

Just pick up your electric hookah from wherever you left it, and inhale. No need to prepare the tobacco, fill water pipes or burn any coals.

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ehose  Electric hookahs (aka electronic hookahs) are a fairly new technology and rapidly growing in popularity.

We’ve  gathered the most frequently asked questions and answered them so that you can be informed and decide whether it is right for you.

What is it?

  If you’re not familiar with hookah at all, I’ll give you a quick synopsis.

  The word hookah means “jar” in Arabic,  it originated in the middle east and India as a way of smoking flavored tobacco through a water pipe. It was believed to be less harmful than other methods of smoking because the water “purified” the tobacco and provided a smooth vapor as opposed to harsh smoke.

  Over the years the hookah has evolved into a sophisticated multi-stemmed unit, typically used to smoke socially. The electronic aspect of hookah smoking didn’t come into play until very recently.

  Electronic cigarettes were first introduced in china in 2004 as a way to help people to quit smoking, it involved a liquid compound that was electrically heated and turned into vapor – designed to mimic the tobacco effect without the tobacco and tar. The amount of nicotine could be controlled to provide smokers with their “fix” and slowly ween them off completely .

  In 2013 we saw a surge of e-cigarette manufacturers come into the US market. This in turn led to hookah companies incorporating the same technology to hookah smoking.

Why is E-Hookah so popular?

coalsx  E-hookah provides a huge convenience factor. There’s no need for a hookah pipe, no need to pack a bowl of tobacco, fill the water basin of  pipe, or fiddle with hot coals.

  There’s also the “cool” factor. E-Hookah is a fresh technology, not a lot of people have heard of it at this point so the likelihood that someone will be completely intrigued is pretty high.

  Lastly, and perhaps most importantly – It is less harmful than the traditional hookah smoking method. Read more about that below.

Are All E-Hookahs The Same?

No. They come in many different shapes and sizes but there are 2 main categories you need to know:

  • Nicotine Containing
  • Non Nicotine Containing

  Respectable online retailers will disclose this information in the product description. If they don’t, you should look elsewhere. SouthSmoke.com is a great online retailer that includes very specific details and product images.

What are the Pros & Cons?


  • Convenient
  • Portable
  • No fire, ash or odor
  • Nicotine free options available
  • Tobacco and tar free
  • Non-addictive (using nicotine-free models)
  • Can actually save you money – Last anywhere from 500-1500 puffs depending on unit. (several hours, days, weeks maybe?) A “bowl” of hookah tobacco (aka shisha) using the traditional method will last a maximum of 1 hour, regardless of puffs. The coals will burn through it.
  • Refillable cartridge units available for even more savings.
  • The “cool” factor (believe me, people love it)
  • Its a great social activity


  • High initial costs – Unit itself can be expensive, then you just buy the refill cartridges
  • Some reusable e-hookahs must be charged occasionally
  • Cartridges are not readily available at most local stores
  • May cause you to smoke more due to convenience factor and ease-of-use

Which E-Hookah Is The Best?

  My favorite is by far the Starbuzz E-Hose. It has the best cartridge life I’ve seen, longest battery life and very elegantly designed. It is one of the pricier models out there, but it’s definitely worth it. Read my full review here.

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In 2005 the World Health Organization conducted a study that shed a less-than-flattering light on the act of smoking hookah.

It is a general belief amongst the average hookah smokers that it is a “harmless” pastime and he/she will not really give it much of a thought.

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If you are new to the e-hookah world you may not be privy to what is really out there. You may have heard of, or seen your friends using one particular method but you’re not really sure about much else. Well, in this post we’re gonna help you know everything you need to know before jumping in to the electronic hookah scene :)  Hookah Pen

We’ll break it down into 3 main types

  • Disposable Hookah Pens

Disposable hookah pens are probably the most popular right now. Maybe due to the fact that they are compact, and available at almost every convenient store for around $10.

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starbuzzehoseline  Starbuzz is a big name in the hookah scene, they first came into the market back in 2005 and quickly became known for their unique flavors and tobacco that produces more smoke the competitors.

  Now they’ve taken there brand a step further, porting their plethora of popular flavors to into liquid form and incorporating vaporizer technology allowing consumers to experience hookah in a portable, less harmful and more convenient form.

  The products have been incredibly successful and continue to grow in popularity since their release.

  The line up includes the E-Hose electronic handheld hookah.

  The design of this product is elegant and noteworthy. It incorporates a bit of the traditional look and feel of a hookah hose combined with a modern sleek design.

  Although the e-hose looks and feels great, it truly shines when you put it to work.

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