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Benefits of stopping Shisha Smoke

There can be many ways to learn how to quit smoking Shisha. You will surprise yourself as you read through, that it takes only a shift of mind-setting and you can finally quit smoking Shisha for good. As they say there are three kinds of people when it comes to eating their cakes with icing on top of it. One, when given a cake with icing to eat, some people save the best for last; and so they first eat the cake and then the icing. These types of people are individual who like to do the hard work and enjoy later. The second types of people are those people who like to eat their icing before their cakes. People of this type are people who like to enjoy first and later do the hard work. The third person is the type of individual who eat their cakes and at the same time with the icing on it. These people are taking one day at a time doing the hard work and giving themselves rewards to enjoy today and strive to be better tomorrow.

People who decided to quit smoking Shisha can be the third person who’s an eater of cake with an icing on top of it. The icing is the reward. In this article, here you will learn a method, on how to quit smoking Shisha through thinking the rewards you can give yourself. What are the different kinds of reward available and waiting for you to
materialise? Read to know more about these 4 rewards!

4 Rewards You Can Get from Quitting Smoking Shisha.

1. Improved health

  • The ability to breathe freely and be more physically active.
  • Breath smells better.
  • Bad smelling clothes and hair go away.
  • Food tastes better.
  • Sense of smell returns to normal.
  • Everyday activities no longer leave them out of breath (such as climbing stairs or light housework).
  • No more smoking outside in the noisy Shisha bar.
  • Ability to take part in social engagements without having to leave for a Shisha session.
  • Flying, going to the theatre and other events without going through nicotine withdrawal.
  • Freedom from smoking Shisha.
  • The joy of stating, “I am a non-Shisha smoker,” especially when asked during a health screening exam.
  • Being a positive role model for children, grandchildren and other young people in your life.

2. Financial gain

Women list to do rewards:

  • Get yourself the facial or spa treatment that you’ve always wanted
  • Buy that new dress you’ve had your eye on for the last three months
  • Buy those killer shoes you envy so much
  • Book yourself a vacation to someplace warm and tropical
  • It doesn’t matter what you do as long as it is a treat you enjoy immensely and. fully

Men List to do rewards:

  • Spend the funds by going to a sporting event
  • Buy that big bike you dreamed of
  • Buy yourself some new tools for the workshop
  • Take your wife away for a romantic weekend away in her favorite city
  • Who knows, you may just end up being doubly rewarded

3. Stress-relieving Rewards

Even if you have only been Shisha smoke free for a week or so, giving yourself little rewards can help ward off those cravings to light up. Ex-smokers are more inclined to start smoking Shisha again when they’re stressed out. So try stress-relieving rewards.

  • Take a bubble bath at night
  • Take a walk from a few blocks away from home
  • Let yourself take that nap when you have a chance

4. Try Something New

A great reward for quitting smoking Shiusha is trying something you could not have done as a smoker. Physical activity is a fantastic option because it’s challenging and can take your mind off smoking Shisha. You’ll find all of these activities can get you’re mind off smoking while also giving you something to do with all that extra energy you have now that you’ve quit smoking Shisha. Exercise reduces cravings.  For more adventure, try the following.

  • Yoga
  •  Hiking
  • Jogging
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Join a marathon

Bonus Tip: Don’t be fooled. Don’t smoke “just one”

People who have quit may be tempted to reward themselves with a Shisha session at the end of a hard day. However, “just one” Shisha session often turns into several and can reignite old cravings. If you ever find yourself having an intense craving to smoke Shisha again, remind yourself of all your hard work and find someway to occupy yourself without smoking Shisha.

What you’re doing is not easy, so you deserve a reward. Put the money you would have spent on Shisha smoking in a jar every day and then buy yourself a weekly treat. You can also reward yourself in ways that don’t cost money: visit a park, go to the library, and check local news listings for museums, community center, and colleges that have free classes, exhibits, films, and other things to do.

Kicking the smoking Shisha habit offers some benefits that you’ll notice right away and some that will develop over time. These rewards can improve most peoples’ day-to-day lives a great deal. So, now that the things that you will encounter in quitting smoking Shisha; are not that entirely gloomy after all. Think about all these rewards. These are fun way in looking forward to your future that is full of vibrant and a healthy you. Make that effort now and reap all rewards!

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How to Quit Smoking Shisha Completely by Preparing for a Relapse

The decision to quit smoking Shisha is not easy to make, but you did. The reason why a someone quits smoking Shisha varies in every individual; that longs for a change and make finally a difference in life. To recognize that something in the way on how you live your life needs a renewal, is already a humble beginning to a new journey. The withdrawal effects of smoking Shisha are at first difficult to deal with. However, it is not impossible for you to persevere and succeed. So that avoiding smoking Shisha temptation with the ideas and methods you know you can apply in your life will bring you victory.

In the process of quitting smoking Shisha there can still be a lot of trials a person will encounter. What then, if after all your efforts and struggles you will get back to smoke Shisha again? What are you going to feel? How are you going to react and handle the situation? This article will help you know on how to quit smoking Shisha completely by preparing for a relapse.

What is the Difference between a Slip and a Relapse?

What if you do smoke? The difference between aslip and a relapse is within your control. A slip is a one-time mistake that is quickly corrected. A relapse is going back to smoking Shisha. You can use the slip as an excuse to go back to smoking Shisha again, or you can look at what went wrong and renew your commitment to staying away from smoking Shisha for good.

How to Prepare for a Relapse

1. Don’t let a slip become a mudslide.

You’re not a failure if you slip up. Give yourself a chance to regain your clean self again.  It doesn’t mean you can’t quit for good. You have the choice to make up your mind, stands up; don’t let that slip become a relapse and a mudslide. You can make a difference now; it is not yet too late.

2. Avoid places with smoking Shisha services.

It’s important to get back on the non-Shisha smoking track now. Avoid those friends or colleague that lures you to smoke Shisha again whenever they have the opportunity. So avoid these people by avoiding their frequent Shisha session venue. Always remember, to keep your self aware of other people’s intention in your goal to quit smoking Shisha, whether to help you to succeed or brought to your destruction. Remind your friend of your intention to quit smoking Shisha.

3. Look back at your quit log and feel good about the time you went without smoking Shisha.

Pat your self in the back. You had succeeded to be free of smoking Shisha even for a short time. If you can do it before, you can certainly do it again. Believe in yourself that you have the power to quit smoking Shisha for good.

4. Find the trigger and know the cause

Exactly what was it that made you smoke Shisha again? Is it because of stress or something you are upset about or you have an experience of peer pressure? Decide how you will cope with that issue the next time it comes up. Device a plan you can use on how to best handle the problem that causes you to smoke Shisha again.

5. Learn from your experience

What has been most helpful in quitting smoking Shisha? Stick to what helps you and makes you strong in your journey in quitting smoking Shisha. What didn’t work in your quest to quit smoking Shisha?  This question will help you to determine the obstacles that keep you to succeed and do something about it.

6. Call your doctor if you start smoking Shisha again

Are you using a medicine to help you quit smoking Shisha? Inform your doctor of the new changes in the progress of your goal in quitting smoking Shisha. Some medicines cannot be used if you are smoking Shisha at the same time.

Don’t feel like a failure; use this experience to strive more to succeed next time. Set a new stop date. Many ex-Shisha smokers did not succeed at first, but they kept trying. The first few days after quitting smoking Shisha will probably be the hardest. Just remember that even one Shisha session can cause a relapse, so don’t risk it.

Even if you do have a relapse, try not to get too discouraged. Very few people are able to quit for good on the first try, and so do not lose hope. In fact, it takes most people several tries before they quit for good. What’s important is figuring out what helped you when you tried to quit smoking Shisha and what worked against you. You can then use this information to make a stronger attempt at quitting the next time. This way you help yourself achieve your goal to quit smoking Shisha completely and shame those people that only want you to fail in quitting.

Having a small setback doesn’t mean you’re a Shisha smoker again. Most people try to quit smoking several times before they kick the habit of smoking Shisha for good. Always keep in mind to never, never give up. You can achieve your goal to quit smoking Shisha. Think positive and believe in your self that you can succeed.

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Shisha Facts: How Shisha Affects Men Fertility and Women Pregnancy

hisha smoking is a way of life to some. It is the bonding moment with friends, and also a social event where one meets more friends. For Shisha smokers it is this interaction with different kinds of people that give them the feeling of machismo to men and the cool thing to be done today by the modern women. Shisha smoking is the new trend and the new style of some people, to spend their past time or to relax. But all these enjoyments that a Shisha smoker experienced are only for the mean time. In the long run, this circle of friends would need to live their own lives. They will eventually meet someone special and decided to marry and have their own families. Then here comes the time where they encounter some of the problems.

By smoking Shisha, the smoke that contains harmful effects crawled into the smokers system and does all the damage to the body. So that a Shisha smoker whether a man or a woman should need to know the bad effects of smoking Shisha, that they will eventually encounter in their personal and family life. Note also, that not only the direct Shisha smokers will have this consequences but also the innocent unborn child. Keep in mind that if you are smoking Shisha and are planning to make a child, be mindful that you and your partner is putting a precious life at risk. Do read the following to have an intelligent choice whether to smoke, or continue to smoke this deadly Shisha. I also include ‘how Shisha affects the fetus.’

How Shisha  Affects Men Fertility

    • Shisha smoking contains heavy metals like arsenic, chromium, lead, cobalt. The presence of the trace amount of these heavy metals in semen found to inhibit the function of enzyme contained in the acrosome of the sperm cell, which is the membrane that covers the head of the sperm.
    • Shisha smoking or tobacco smoking could cause to decrease sperm motility.
    • Shisha smoking could result into production of unhealthy sperm, thus reduce sperm lifespan.
    • Shisha also affects the ability of men to produced sperm which result into low sperm production.
    • In the long run the adverse effect of smoking Shisha can cause genetic changes that can affect the offspring.

 

How Shisha Affects Women Pregnancy

      • Since the Shisha pipe contains lots of infectious microorganisms and pregnant women have a suppressed immune system, so they are more likely to catch infections.
      • Harmful heavy metals and toxins can be excreted in the breast milk which can affect the newborn.
      • Women who smoke Shisha during pregnancy have babies with an increased risk for respiratory diseases.
      • Shisha smoking can increase women’s risk of blood clots.

 

How Shisha Affects the Fetus

      • Like cigarettes, smoking Shisha can raise the risk of premature labour, stillbirth and other complications.
      • Shisha smoking can also harm the unborn baby’s development.
      • The smoke from Shisha decreases the oxygen concentration in mother’s body which ultimately results to the shortness of breath to the fetus which could lead the baby towards death.
      • Babies born to women who smoked one or more water pipes a day during pregnancy have lower birth weights (were at least 3½ ounces less) than babies born to non-smokers.

 

Our lifestyle can truly affect every areas of our life. Most people are aware of the dangers that smoking Shisha presents to health, including cancers, lung and heart problems. But most people are not informed that smoking Shisha can go further as to affect the chance of a man and a woman to conceive a child. There is also the possibility of a Shisha smoker mother, to have a child that has birth defects. This problem could be prevented.

Prevention is better than cure, so that for those people who are tempted to try to smoke Shisha, you still have a chance to consider the above results. You have always the choice to make a difference. For those people who are smoking Shisha for some time now, it is not too late to turn the wheel of your life. You have the option whether to smoke to you and your love ones destruction. Or make that choice to have a clean living and have a healthy, happy family in the future.

Knowledge on the subject of smoking Shisha is a great advantage. They say that what you do not know will not hurt you, but this is not always true. To have a bright future, you need to start doing what is proper and what is right at this very moment. Take action and act now. Read more everything about Shisha and what more could it do to destroy your life. For what you know about this subject will arm you with options, to know what is the right thing to do.

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The Right Approach To Help Someone To Come Out Of Shisha (or Any) Addiction

Addiction means a continued involvement with a substance or activity despite the negative consequences associated with it. Many times the person enslaved by a certain habit is aware of the harm that he is inflicting on himself but either he cannot think logically enough to curb that habit or he just does not want to pay heed to it and goes on harming himself.
Hence in both the cases the person addicted to something like alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, shisha or any other substance which give a temporary kick and make you
forget the realities of life is harming himself. Usually people instead of helping the person come out of that habit start imposing their opinions, thoughts and sermons on the person about why that substance is not good for him. Believe me most of the time he knows that but inspite of that he continues consuming it.

Instead of bombarding the person with questions and preaching  about the pros and cons , it is best to put yourself in the listening and the observation mode. Especially the person whom you are trying to help is your near and dear one.

Addiction of any harmful substance is beyond age and gender your teenage daughter has the same chances as your teenaged son of getting enslaved by any harmful habit. Even a mature person who very well knows the drawbacks also many times fail to give up the habit.

It is very difficult for the family of a teenager to see him/her lose focus from life , education, sports and other creative hobbies and get enslaved to a habit of smoking shisha.

Usually at the adolescent level there is a curiosity to try out the latest trends and be one with your peers. Sometimes it may be due to sibling rivalry, inability to face peer pressure, low self esteem, trying to cope up with high expectations of the parents, etc.  Addiction is a
very
relative term. Just because someone tries smoking a few times that does not mean that he or she is an addict but if the person loses control over himself and cannot just do without that substance he needs help.

  • At that stage it is necessary that the family first accepts the fact that there is a problem and the whole family has to try to face it and solve it with care, respect and unity.
  • Be positive, patient and bear in mind that all problems have a solution. Things will not get sorted out in a day. It will take a lot of continuous efforts, genuine concern and lots of love for him to help him come out of it.
  • Just pointing out his faults and scolding him is going to harm him more than heal him.
  • Keep in mind the person is not bad, the habit is bad. The habit has to go,  the person has to be accepted whole heartedly.
  • Find out what is the main reason for which he wants to get away from reality.
  • Focus on his diet – A diet of fresh juices and liquids to make him flush out the nicotine from his body, vegetables and his favorites dishes prepared with maximum nutrition preserved in them and make it available at whatever odd time he/ she is hungry.
  • Talk to him about the pros and cons in general keeping his self-respect in mind whenever you think he is willing to listen to you.
  • Consult an expert but more than the physical aspect it is the psychological strength that is required by the person.
  • If he feels assured that despite of his habits and wrong decisions his family still loves him and respects him he will surely come out of it.
  • Remind him and talk about his achievements and successes, relive those moments during family get-togethers so that he gets motivated to aim higher and work harder.

Only unconditional love can make people come out of harmful habits as we have to remember and bear in mind that more than harming us he/she is harming himself/herself.

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12 Secrets You Should Know About Shisha

The information about the effects of Shisha in the body had been written and read by many. But people want to read more about this sensational Shisha. At present, people won’t believe a thing without facts on it. So one would like to know the important details about what about Shisha that makes people so intrigue and what sets it apart from cigarette.  Facts about the inside story why Shisha had the particular effects in the body and why Shisha users want more of it, making them smoke more and more everyday. Does Shisha contain more harmful substance than cigarette smoking? Are there similarities and differences between the Shisha waterpipe and cigarette as to the modality of the harmful substances it can deliver to the body of the user? Questions like these need answers.

This is a point where you ought to know more about Shisha. Here are important secret facts that you need to know.

1. Same effects with cigarette.

Smoking Shisha and breathing second hand smoke from waterpipes can be presumed to have similar effects as exposure to cigarette smoke. The belief of some that Shisha is harmless only leads to their own destruction. Shisha is as dangerous as cigarette smoking.

2.   Shisha contains more carbon monoxide.

Shisha contains carbon monoxide (CO) in amounts equal to or greater than that from cigarettes. CO replaces oxygen on red blood cells, making it harder for the body to
deliver oxygen to vital organs which can later lead to organ damage.

3. Shisha smoking has cancer causing substance.

Smoking Shisha contains significant amounts of nicotine, levels of costic compounds such as tar, carbon monoxide (car exhaust), heavy metals like cobalt, and lead; and a host of cancer causing chemicals.

4.  Prone to Addiction.

Shisha smoking produces similar increased blood nicotine levels and heart rate as cigarette use. The inhaled substances trigger chemical reactions in nerve endings, this release dopamine; which is associated with the feeling of pleasure. This seems to play an important role in nicotine addiction. A Shisha smoker is still smoking tobacco and the nicotine in it causes dependence after using it for several times.

5.  Charcoal in Shisha increased the risk of diseases.

Unlike cigarettes, Shisha smoke may also contain charcoal or wood cinder combustion products from the heat source used to burn the tobacco, increasing the cancer-causing agents in the smoke. Apart from the harmful effect of the chemical, the end product produced by the charcoal only intensifies the damage it can cause to the body.

6. Damaged different body organs.

Shisha smoke is associated with increased risk of disease including cancer, heart disease, lung disease and many other deadly ailments. It might not be noticeable now but the harmful chemicals are already slowly damaging certain parts of the body of a Shisha user.

7. Shisha delivers more smoke in the body.

Of concern, smokers of water pipes may be exposed to even more smoke than cigarette smokers because water pipe smoking sessions last from 20-80 minutes during which a smoker may inhale as much smoke as that from 100 or more cigarettes. This only magnified and multiplied the effects of smoking Shisha.

8.  Known by many names.

So be informed to be familiar, Shisha are one name for waterpipes, which is a method of smoking tobacco. Other names include: hookah, boory, goza, narghile, nargile, arghile, and hubble bubble.

9.  Shisha has a flavoured tobacco.

The most common form of tobacco smoked in a water pipe is called Maassel, which is sweetened and flavored in such flavors as apple, mint, cappuccino, etc.

10. More rampant in some counties.

Shisha water pipes are most common in areas of China, India, Pakistan, and the Eastern Mediterranean Region, as well as United States. Also to be noted, that Shisha outlet had been showing up like mushroom in different parts of the globe today.

11. Shisha has adverse effects during pregnancy.

Pregnant women smoking a Shisha are putting their unborn child at great risk for low birth weight and other birthing problems.

12. Shisha can spread infectious diseases.

Other health risk includes the spread of infectious diseases like tuberculosis, herpes, and hepatitis. Viral infections can be transmitted through the sharing of the same mouthpiece; a common custom in many cultures.

In conclusion, the available evidence suggests that smoking Shisha waterpipes and being exposed to second-hand smoke from water pipes are associated with a high degree of health risk, including cancer risk. There is a widespread misperception that Shisha smoking is safe. In general, people know little about its health effects and believe that it is less harmful than cigarette smoking. Another common misperception among Shisha users is that they will not suffer any adverse consequences if they smoke occasionally rather than daily like most cigarette smokers. Yet even occasional users could be harmed because they probably inhale lot of smoke full of toxic substances during smoking sessions that typically last for 45 minutes to over an hour both directly and through secondhand smoke.

Knowing this facts will aide you now of why Shisha could have this big impact in your health and well being.