Cancer Caused by Shisha – Hookah cancer

cancer by shisha, hookah cancerNumerous cafes and restaurant serving Shisha or hubble-bubble have been a trend already. In fact, this feature of service had been increasing all over the globe. To those fans of Shisha it becomes a holiday every time they see one outlet available in the place they are situated. But to some health conscious people or just those citizens who do not smoke, this Shisha outlet had been actually a liability to them due to air pollution.
This increased Shisha trend is also to be blamed to the lack of information dissemination to public, about the health risk in smoking Shisha. The serious problem here is that, most Shisha smokers wrongfully take to the hubble-bubble thinking that it poses only a ‘light’ health risks compared to the serious health related complications of cigarette smoking.

However, medical experts had warned that Shisha has a more perilous impact on health compared to cigarette smoking. They say most Shisha smokers have a misconception based on a wrongful and unscientific notion that tobacco used in Shisha is herbal and does not affect body organs.

Most people misleadingly believe Shisha does not contain tobacco and that when they smoke they inhale herbal or artifitual flavoured products. It is the added flavours that make them feel they are smoking fruits, while they are actually taking in tobacco and are likely to become addicted to nicotine. Shisha smokers should realise that it is far more dangerous than cigarette smoking because the amount of nicotine in Shisha can not be measured due to packing differences.

Shisha smoking does not only affect the user but also the people around them. That is why in some places residents of buildings with coffee shops and snack counters that serve Shisha, expressed their resentment over the outlets for the multiple problems they cause them. To the extent that the residence called upon the authorities concerned to adopt certain measures to control spread of Shisha outlets. So why is the residence so concerned with the situation? Read to know the answer.

The following are just some to site the cancer caused by Shisha:

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. The main cause of any cancer includes carcinogens such as those found in tobacco smoke. This exposure causes changes in the tissue lining the lungs. As more tissue becomes damaged, eventually a cancer develops. Smoking is by far the main contributor to lung cancer.Cigarette smoke contains over 60 known carcinogens. Additionally, nicotine appears to depress the immune response to malignant growths in exposed tissue.  Passive smoking—the inhalation of smoke from another’s smoking—is a cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. A passive smoker can be classified as someone living or working with a smoker. Studies have consistently shown a significant increase in relative risk among those exposed to passive smoke. Recent investigation of side stream smoke suggests that it is more dangerous than direct smoke inhalation.

Mouth Cancer

Oral cancer is any cancerous tissue growth located in the oral cavity. Oral or mouth cancer most commonly involves the tongue. It may also occur on the floor of the mouth, cheek lining, gingiva (gums), lips, or palate (roof of the mouth).

Smoking and other tobacco use are associated with about 75 percent of oral cancer cases, caused by irritation of the mucous membranes of the mouth from smoke and heat of cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. Tobacco contains over 60 known carcinogens, and the combustion of it, and by products from this process, is the primary mode of involvement. Tobacco use in any form by itself, and even more so in combination with heavy alcohol consumption, continues to be an important risk factor for oral cancer.

Stomach Cancer

Gastric cancer or Stomach cancer can be develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach, and to other organs.A very important but preventable cause of gastric cancer is tobacco smoking. Smoking increases the risk of developing gastric cancer considerably; from 40% increased risk for current smokers to 82% increase for heavy smokers, which is nearly twice the risk for

non-smoking population. Gastric cancers due to smoking mostly occur in upper part of stomach near esophagus.

Another lifestyle cause of gastric cancer besides smoking is consumption of alcohol. Alcohol as cause of cancer along with tobacco smoking as cause of cancer increase the risk of developing other cancers as well.

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and has a negative health impact on people in all ages in life. Besides the health risk of hubble-bubble, it distracts its users from becoming creative in utilising their leisure time in doing something useful, and not harmful to the health of the people around them. I believed we are the master of our future. The lifestyle we prefer to have now, affect greatly the condition of our health and well being in the future. We have the choice to act now and prevent this cancer to creep inside us.

Protect your precious health and steer clear of hookah! There is no such thing as safe tobacco, and hookah use is no exception. Stay healthy.