Need a hookah? North Logan tobacconist
can sell you one
By Diana Hurren
May 1, 2006 | NORTH LOGAN -- Timberline Smoke Shop
in North Logan carries new tobacco products and accessories
that may make smoking effects less harmful at discounted
Every wall of the smoke shop is entirely full with
every tobacco product imaginable such as packs, cartons,
cigars, cigarette rolling supplies, pipes and hookahs,
but they sell all of them at much cheaper prices than
local convenience stores.
"We're like a Costco or Sam's for tobacco, but you
don't need a membership fee to shop here," said owner
Hanselman added hookahs and hookah tobacco to her
large inventory because she said it is the latest trend
especially with college students. A hookah is a machine
that basically steams tobacco and then funnels the steam
into a hose which then aids inhalation through the mouth.
"It's basically flavored air with nicotine. There's
absolutely no tar; it's really pure," said Hanselman.
Hanselman said hookahs seem to cause fewer negative
effects for tobacco users because less carcinogens and
nicotine enter the air when it is heated in a hookah
rather than when it's burned. Also because less nicotine
is inhaled hookah use can be far less addictive than
other forms of tobacco use.
Hookah tobacco comes in many different flavors and
can be ordered in any existing flavor of ice cream.
The smoke shop carries other kinds of flavored tobacco
as well coming in all flavors from graham cracker and
pina colada to black raspberry.
The smoke shop carries a wide variety of pipes both
wood and glass. Hanselman said glass pipes are great
because there is no aftertaste or flavor left in the
pipe once the tobacco is burned. Wood pipes, on the
other hand, tend to have a strong aftertaste because
the woods will absorb both smells and flavors.
Hanselman starting working at a smoke shop in Ogden,
but decided one day she would rather be working for
herself so she relocated in Logan and opened up her
first shop which she says is doing great. The smoke
shop which has been open for nine months has a wide
variety of customers and Hanselman said she loves meeting
and helping new customers and welcomes everyone to go
in and take a look.