How to Do Smoke Tricks Safely with a Hookah

SteP 1: choose a room with no air flow

  • This means choosing a room with no fan and no air conditioner.
  • We recommend that you use your own room.
  • You can also ask the hookah bar whether there is a quiet room. Australian hookah bars tend to have this special room under special requet. These bars have this special room.

SteP 2: bring a friend with you

  • You need someone who has experience to watch you practice.
  • This is because if done wrongly, it can be hazardous.
  • Get someone who smokes hookah and ask him to watch you as you practice.
  • A lot of articles don’t talk about this but it is important for your safety.

SteP 3: Setup your hookah

Step 4: learn to gather thick smoke in your mouth

  • After finishing setting up your hookah, you can work on keeping the smoke in your mouth.
  • Don’t take one big breath of smoke. Instead, take in small puffs like 4 or 5 puffs in total.
  • Get a timer on your phone and set a timer for 30 seconds.
  • Once you can hold it for 30 seconds, then increase and practice for holding for 1 minute.
  • Imagine that you are controlling the heat in your mouth. Focus on that.
  • Once you can do it for 1 minute, then you are ready to go to the next step.


  • Puff in a slow pace in 4 small puffs.
  • Control the smoke as you puff it slowly out.
  • Don’t exhale in one breath because it is a bad habit and it doesn’t teach you control.

once you master that, you can choose any of these common tricks below...

1. Smoke Rings:

  • Gather the smoke in your mouth, then open your mouth and make an “O” shape with your lips. Push the smoke out by opening and closing your throat to create smoke rings. It is also best to combine with argileh flavours.

2. Ghosting or Double Inhalations:

  • Take a drag, keep the smoke in your mouth, then exhale slowly. Open your mouth halfway and exhale the smoke for a few seconds. Inhale the smoke back into your mouth quickly. This is known as the Ghost Inhale

3. French Inhale:

  • Take a drag, keep the smoke in your mouth, then push your bottom lip out to let the smoke escape from your mouth, drifting upwards. Inhale slowly through your nose to create a reverse waterfall effect

4. Waterfall:

  • Take a drag, keep the smoke in your mouth, then exhale the smoke from your mouth, letting it drift upwards. Inhale the smoke through your nose to create a waterfall effect

5. Smoke Tornado:

  • This trick involves blowing smoke into a paper towel roll or using your hands to create a tornado-like shape with the smoke

6. Smoke Bubbles:

  • This trick involves blowing smoke into bubbles to create smoke-filled bubbles.

what are some common mistakes beginners make ?

  • Inhaling smoke into the lungs instead of keeping it in the mouth
  • Not practicing in a room with minimal air flow.
  • Using water bongs and pipes, which are more difficult for smoke tricks
  • Not using proper hookah parts.
  • Not using a hookah, which produces thicker smoke.
  • Not taking short breaths in, puffing cheeks out slightly, to keep smoke in the mouth.
  • Not practicing the French Inhale or Ghost Inhale, which are good beginner tricks.
  • Not adapting to different techniques for various smoke tricks
  • Not practicing patience and repetition to improve skills.

how can i learn these tricks quicker?

  • You need to be in a still environment, like your room , with no wind or any moving air.
  • It is still possible to do smoke tricks in a windy environment. But you must first learn to gather smoke efficiently in your mouth for long periods of time.
  • Practice at least 3 times a week to improve your skills over time.
  • Be patient.
  • Talk to your friends on how to improve your tricks.

what are some misconceptions about doing smoke tricks ?

1. smoke tricks are 100% safe

While smoke tricks may look cool, they still involve inhaling smoke. So practice with absolute focus and precaution.

2. it can be done with any type of smoke

Smoke tricks are typically done with cannabis or hookah smoke, as they produce thicker plumes of smoke that are easier to manipulate.

3. it is easy to learn

While some smoke tricks may be easier than others, they all require practice and patience to master.

4. It can only be done by smokers

It can performed with vaporizers or e-cigarettes, but it is important to remember that inhaling any type of smoke has its’ drawbacks.

5. it is just for show

Smoke tricks are just for show: While smoke tricks may be entertaining, they can also be a way to enhance the smoking experience and explore different techniques for inhaling and exhaling smoke.

What are the most advanced tricks ?

Triangle smoke

  • Before you can start doing other shapes, master making O rings first.
  • Blow a thick O ring.
  • Quickly reach out to the ring and tap down twice on each side to form a triangle.
  • Creating triangles needs good timing and precision.

double, triple rings

  • To make double rings, place a finger over your mouth.
  • Press and pull down slightly on the top lip to split the mouth’s opening into two sections. 
  • To make triple rings, use two fingers to split your lips before you exhale the smoke.

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