One of the oldest and deep rooted traditions in Turkey is the Hookah, with both men and women finding great pleasure in smoking the waterpipe. The Hookah started a whole new culture which endured for many, many years. Even today the Hookah gives enjoyment to a special breed of smokers. The original Hookah came from India, but it was rather primitive as it was made out of coconut shell. Its popularity spread to Iran and then to the rest of the Arab world.