By now we’ve all heard of those e cigarettes, little battery operated sticks that give you the ability to smoke water vapor instead of actual smoke. This way people can get their nicotine on without the nasty tar. But what you may not have heard of is an e hookah, it’s the same general concept but the difference is now you can find all of the traditional hookah flavors in the same little stick. These things are hugely popular right now so I thought I’d do a quick post about them.
Lots of people have already tried these but I know there are still quite a few people who are stuck on the fence and can’t decide whether to give these electronic hookahs a try or not. I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list here with all of the pros and cons of these e hookahs and maybe it can help some of you decide if it would be right for you to switch over to. So, lets start with the pros:
The Pros of Smoking An E Hookah
No Tobacco – With these e hookahs, all you’re getting is vapor, and flavoring, along with the nicotine if you happen to choose a flavor or brand that contains it. Starbuzz and Square brands both contain nicotine.
No Tar – As mentioned above, all you inhale with these is vapor and there is no tobacco involved, so tar is no longer a concern.
Re-Chargeable – Since electronic hookahs are battery operated, they are easily charged before use and generally have a fairly long charge too since it doesn’t require much energy to create a “puff”. Keep in mind that most e hookahs on the market right now are disposable and not re-fillable or re-chargeable, but Hookah Portable has created something new which IS rechargeable and refillable so you don’t have to keep throwing these things away. I have reviewed a few of their products and you can find those posts in the reviews section. And you can get 20% off of your order with the discount code hookahhooligan20 Another good option is Halo E Cigs refillable tank system, it’s the same thing but you can use any e juice you want instead of just the provided pre-filled tanks like Hookah Portable has.
Disposable – You can find e hookahs pretty much anywhere that sells hookahs these days, and the flavor choices are just as endless as they are with regular shisha. And once you’re done you can just toss them out, unless you have a re-chargeable one of course.
No Cleaning – Since there is no actual hookah involved, there’s nothing to clean!
No Lighting Coals – Again, its all battery operated, so no more spending a half hour trying to get a coal burning properly.
Easier For Travel – These things are about the size of a normal cigarette, so they literally fit anywhere and you can smoke them everywhere since it’s not real smoke. Yes, even at the beach, park, or movie theater. People might give you looks or say something but you aren’t breaking the law so no worries.
The Cons of Smoking An E Hookah
It’s Just Not The Same – Obviously, this is nothing like a real hookah so even though you get nicotine and you get to smoke, it’s just not the same as actually setting up your hookah and having a good smoke session.
Costs More – These things cost like $6 or $7 a pop so they definitely cost a bit more than regular tobacco. But if you do some shopping around you can definitely find some good deals.
Harder To Share With Friends – Since these e hookahs run on batteries, passing them around with friends can drain the juice a bit faster than if you were just smoking it alone, on top of that the liquid inside will need to be refilled or replaced more often, which costs you more money.
Still not sure? Well, I think e hookahs are best for people who travel a lot and like to smoke on the go, people who are trying to quit smoking and switch to a non-nicotine variety instead and for anyone who likes to try new things. This technology will likely get better and there will be lots more flavors popping up everywhere, will you try them or will you be stubborn and keep smoking that tobacco? The decision is yours.
That’s about all I can think of right now, there are more pros than cons I’m sure, but in the end you really won’t know if it’s for you unless you try it out, that’s what I did and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I like them. If you’re looking to get some of these hookah pens, I highly suggest Hookah Portable(use this link and get free shipping!), they have tons of flavors and they taste great! You can check out some of my personal reviews of them here. These are some other popular ones I know of: Fantasia E-Hookahs, Smooth E-Hookahs, Square E-Hookahs, Starbuzz E-Hookahs and Tsunami E-Hookahs. All of these brands are well known and trust worthy so they are a great place to start if you’re looking for an e hookah to try out. What do you guys think? Have you tried these out, did you like them? Leave me a comment below and let me know!