Harmful effects of smoking shisha

Humans tend to have differences in terms of personality, likes, dislikes and interests. This may vary from one person to another. Sometimes you choose friends, who are at the same personality, like as your or sometimes completely the opposite. In any of these social circles, smoking has always caught interest since the dawn of humanity.

Even though people know the harmful effects of smoking shisha they still get hooked into it. In order to understand the effects of shisha we need to learn all about the chemicals that are found in shisha. Shisha contains very toxic ingredients include Tobacco, tar carbon monoxide, nicotine , rare heavy metals and some cancer causing chemicals. Everybody doesn’t know, the water that passes does not dissolve any toxic chemical meaning the all the toxic coming from shisha is inhaled.

According to recent research by the World Health Organisation (WHO), it is estimated that a smoker inhales half a litre of smoke per cigarette, while a shisha smoke can take in anything from just under a sixth of a litre to as much as a litre of smoke per inhalation. Not only is the smoker prone to the harmful effects of shisha smoking it also harm non- smokers. Non-smokers also get diseases coming from second hand smoke, like in the case of their parents or friends who do smoke. Here is a list of diseases caused by smoking shisha:

•  Heart diseases

•  Respiratory problems

•  Lung cancer

•  Asthma

•  Cancer of the veins

•  Pneumonia

•  Premature delivery of baby — also causes respiratory diseases in the newborn baby

However, while many health experts agree on the harmful effects of shisha smoking, there are those who say that its long-term effects have not been properly researched. Also, they claim that shisha smoke is actually 30 times less concentrated in certain chemicals than cigarette smoke.

So if you don’t smoke shisha, it may be better if you didn’t hang around a shisha lounge. And if you do smoke shisha, perhaps it would be better to consider quitting.

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