So last night found yours truly at a party for my friend who was visiting from military college. The host of the party was another friend who owns a hookah and he asked me to bring my hookah also which I was more than happy to do. The scene I found was quite disturbing.
Apparently they smoke hookah without foil, use lighter fluid to light quicklight coals (then don't wait for them to ash before placing them directly on the tobacco), fill the base almost completely with water and take as long and hard drags as they physically can without passing out.
Despite my best attempts to educate them on how to properly operate a hookah they continued to make a mockery of it. Then they wondered why the smoke from my hookah tasted a million times better.