Got Your Hookah, Joe?

Apparently Minnesota is once again a leader: when it comes to smokin’ the hookah. An article published in August in The Rake (also covered a month later in The Minnesota Daily) shed light on this revival that seems to be growing in popularity despite the smoking ban. Now the Strib is up on it too, covering our local hookah scene. Of course, the hookah (which is kind of fun to say) is not without its critics — for instance, from the MN Lung Association. Is the hookah for the taste of it? For the fun of it? Do we have any hookah smokers (or critics) out there that can comment on this?