You have to have the tobacco in the hookah in order to smoke from it. Hookahs are formly known as pipes for tobacco and other uses(i'm sure your fimilar with it) lol They pretty much do have the same effect as cigarettes but smoking from a hookah is much harsher!! If you've smoked from them before then you know what i mean--if not, give it a whirl...never hurts to try something new!
im just curious b/c i saw some in a store. I dont even smoke but i heard it suppose to be relaxing i guess. I saw something with different flavors..like herbs i dont know if it had tobacco in it or not
Be warned...putting other herbs other than tobacco can ruin the hookah.