3 Things You Should Know About Dokha Tobacco
Dokha is a special type of tobacco which is enjoying global attention these days. Until even a few years ago, its popularity has been mostly restricted to Middle Eastern nations such as Qatar and Dubai. But the last 5 – 6 years have seen a rise in the popularity of this type of tobacco, which is generally smoked though the small pipe known as midwakh, and dokha is now found even in nations like Australia, India and China. However, before you puff on this tobacco, here are 3 important things that you should know about it.
It needs heavy filtering
The nicotine content in this tobacco is very heavy. As you know, higher nicotine content means more potency and a stronger smoking experience, thus resulting in more “kick” and better satisfaction.
But heavy nicotine content also means the risk of respiratory problems, high blood pressure and cancer is raised. Due to this reason, it is important to get Dokha filtered even more than normal tobacco that is smoked through cigarettes, pipes, cigars and hookah.
The tobacco should therefore be always smoked through the small Midwakh pipe and not with hookah or other smoking equipments. Studies have revealed that as much as 80% of nicotine and tar can be removed with the help of the filter present on the Midwakh.
Metal midwakh pipes are better
From time to time, you need to get the midwakh cleaned in order to remove the debris and ash of Dokha tobacco.
Although these pipes are available in plenty of varied materials, keep in mind that cleaning some of them can be quite laborious. Soft stone pipes of this type can break easily while cleaning, unless handled gently.
Metal midwakh, such as those made of aluminium, can be cleaned up with ease. Some of the newer variations can be split apart in order to be cleaned up more easily.
Check with local laws
You should check local laws in your state before puffing on Dokha. Even when you consider its popularity, there are local rules and regulations to be considered. You will not like to get caught up on the wrong side of the law for flouting the norms.
Some states and countries, especially in the West and even in the Middle East, have strict laws regarding various substances and may view Dokha as an illegal addictive product unfit for consumption. Check with local regulations before smoking on Dokha.