E-hookahs, also known as electronic hookahs, are a type of electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS). They are designed to simulate the experience of smoking a traditional hookah, but instead of burning tobacco, they vaporize a flavored liquid that typically contains nicotine, propylene glycol, and flavorings. The flavored liquid is heated by a battery-powered coil and the resulting vapor is inhaled through a mouthpiece.
E-hookahs are marketed as a safer alternative to traditional hookahs and as a way to avoid the harmful chemicals produced by burning tobacco. However, there is limited research on the long-term health effects of using e-hookahs, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that they are not a safe alternative to smoking. Additionally, many e-hookahs contain high levels of nicotine, which can be addictive and harmful to the developing brains of young people.
If you are looking to quit smoking or using nicotine products, it is recommended that you seek the advice of a healthcare professional. They can help you identify the best plan of action for your individual needs and support you in your journey to quit.