I have a hookah that I don't use much, it looks like this; Technically, hookahs are water pipes. In Half Baked they seem to use a hookah (Billy Bong Thorton) like you would use a bong. At the same time I often hear that hookahs aren't good for smoking pot. I heard that they consume more weed.....but how could they consume more weed than a normal bong since both are water pipes? Sure the bowls tend to be bigger but you can always put the normal amount. Does it really make a difference? Have you smoked weed from a hookah water pipe? If so, how well does it work? And do you have to use charcoals (not sure how to use them)? I would just use a lighter and it should basically be like a bong if you use a lighter.