The Dangers of Smoking Shisha

It is a well known fact that smoking is harmful to one’s health.  Even non-smokers are affected by the dangerous effects of second-hand smoke. You might have noticed that in major cities all over the world, shisha or hookah smoking bars are increasing in popularity with a lot of people today. Many adults, young and old, do not even consider hookah smoking to be as problematic as cigarette smoking; this is totally false. Smoking hookah bears with it the same health risks and problems that exist with smoking cigarettes.

Here are some of the dangers when you smoke shisha:

Contagious Diseases

A hookah pipe is usually smoked by several people who share one mouthpiece, opening one to the risk of contracting contagious oral diseases, such as herpes, hepatitis and tuberculosis.

Lung Cancer

Shisha smokers smoke for a longer period of time, because they inhale more smoke than cigarettes smokers. Shisha smokers are exposed to high levels of cancer-causing chemicals and toxins. Cancer of the lungs, bladder, mouth and other cancers may occur. The risk of mouth cancers are thought to be higher from shisha smoking than from other types of tobacco smoking due to the length and frequency of the smoking sessions.

Nicotine Addiction

Nicotine in shisha produces pleasant feelings and it is highly addictive. This addiction results in repeatedly ingesting nicotine into their system. Anxiety, irritability and impatience are symptoms of nicotine addiction; these symptoms may also result in a nervous breakdown.

Heart Disease

Smoking increases one’s risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, including coronary heart disease and stroke. The carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke reduces the amount of oxygen in your blood. This means your heart has to pump harder to supply the body with the oxygen it needs which may cause difficulty in breathing or shallowness of breath.

Oral Dangers

Smoking tobacco from a shisha pipe may result to various oral problems. A shisha smoker’s teeth may become stained; bad breath is also another effect of shisha smoking, as is with other forms of tobacco smoking. One of the most serious oral side effects of smoking is the oral cancer.

Now that you know the bad effects of smoking shisha it is up to you to quit from your habit. Avoid the health risks of shisha smoking.

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