Smoking hookah or cigarettes/cigars - are they all as unhealthy or bad for you? By Christophanes / May 25, 2008 share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Email Share... We have read many conflicting reports as to the differences in hookah smoking vs. cigarette smoking. We highly encourage you to do your own research and educate yourself about what you are putting into your body. Shisha is still a tobacco product and should be treated as such. If you are interested in doing a joint hookah study or have some valid sources on the subject please comment or email us.