The hazards of hookah
Why waterpipe smoking raises concerns about addiction and other health problems.
The nicknames sound exotic and even whimsical: hookah, shisha, boory, goza, nargile, arghile, hubble bubble. All are terms for the waterpipe, a centuries-old method of smoking that originated in Africa or Asia, but which has become popular in Europe and North America. The trend is raising concerns about its long-term health effects, including the potential for addiction.