Hubble-bubble (narguileh): A female pattern of smoking
In the eastern Mediterranean coastal region, women traditionally smoke ‘hubble-bubble’ (water pipes or narguileh) during their daily or weekly gatherings, with their children playing nearby. The hubble-bubble pipe consists of a narrow-necked glass container, a hose and firebrands. The container is half-filled with water, and a vertical tube leads from the water to a wad of tobacco at the narrow opening, which is lit with brands. The hose is inserted into the air space above the water, and smoke is drawn out.