Originally Posted by speel
+1 for the information.
Right now as I look at it would be the best time for a US based start up to make great high quality hookahs for reasonable consumer prices. Think about it, you wouldn't have to pay for the high import cost, raw materials would cost less, and other benefits. It's time for the US to step up and take charge of the hookah market.
I don't know about this. My bambino comes from China, but that's my little daily smoker and if it breaks, its not the end of the world. However, if I was to invest in a serious rig, I would want it to be from Egypt/Middle East. To me, buying an American made hookah is like buying a cheeseburger made in Thailand. It might be good, but it probably won't be as good.