Originally Posted by Efactor
yeah, i always thought shisha is tobacco.
In the West you can get away with this most of the time, and for communication's sake you're almost better off saying this because its such a common association. The word "shisha" is Arabic for the pipe, as is Nargile(and variations of it are also correct) and to my knowledge hookah is as well.
Shops in the West(unless they are run by particularly savvy staff) would be more likely to respond to shisha rather than moassel.