Dokha

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A bottle of sifted dokha flakes from a local vendor in the United Arab Emirates.

Dokha (Arabic: dokha, "Vertigo") is an Iranian tobacco blend, consisting of finely shredded tobacco mixed with leaves, bark and herbs. The tobacco product is popular in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and other Middle Eastern countries. Dokha comes in many strengths and flavors, and can also be flavored with a variety of fruits. Typically, dokha is smoked out of a pipe specifically made for its use—namely, a medwakh.

Unlike Western pipe tobacco, dokha smoke is meant to be inhaled. Known for its high nicotine content, dokha may contain up to five times as much as a normal cigarette. The strength of dokha blends are often graded using terms like "light", "medium", "hot", and "spicy". The Arabic term laf raas—meaning "head spin"—is used to describe the feeling induced by the quick ingestion of high levels of nicotine in the form of dokha smoke.

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