Shisha Smoking – What You Should Know

Shisha Smoking – What You Should Know

Smokers should know these things. Shisha smoking health risks not only include heart disease, respiratory problems, lung and mouth cancer, but also risks of transmitting diseases such as tuberculosis and hepatitis.

  • ŸŸShisha tobacco is equipped with scents and it contains additives. Unlike regular tobacco products, hookah tobacco comes in a variety of flavours, including apple, mint, and strawberry. These sweet flavours add immediate harsh effect to health, especially to young people who want to experiment smoking.
  • In every single session smokers inhale up to 200 times more smoke than they get from a cigarette smoke.
  • Smoking shisha or cigarette smoking expose you from toxins coming from the chemicals of water pipes.
  • Smoking also affect pregnancy, some pregnant women who smoke cigarettes or use water pipes may give birth to babies with low birth weights and sometimes babies are born dead.
  • Shared spit from mouth pieces can pass on bacteria and viruses like herpes.
  • Smoking hookah pipes is also addictive as cigarettes smoking. It appears that physical dependence in nicotine and the psychological dependence occurs on cigarette smoking are the same.
  • There are also studies show that using a water pipe can increase infectious disease transmission and there can also be more dental problems. The metals in the pipes don’t appear to be a problem but it’s the metals in the smoke.
  • There are much more metals found in shisha than found in cigarettes.

Now that you know these things about shisha, you can make an informed decision. Avoid the health risks of hookah smoking. It is not too late to quit.

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2 Replies to “Shisha Smoking – What You Should Know”

  1. The science has said that smoking shisha is like smoking 100 cigarette .there has been some proven ways to quit smoking.i believe the information that has been provided on this website is very helpful for every one

  2. Talk to your teen about the risks of hookah smoking. There is a misperception among youth that hookah smoking is somehow safer than smoking a cigarette because the smoke is filtered through water. This is not true. Waterpipe smoking carries the same serious health effects as smoking cigarettes. In addition to causing lung cancer, there is an increased incidence of cancers of the lower lip, esophagus, and stomach from waterpipe use. Another potential problem is that commonly used heat sources that are applied to burn the tobacco, such as wood cinders or charcoal, are likely to increase the health risks from waterpipe use because when burned on their own these heat sources release high levels of potentially dangerous chemicals, including carbon monoxide and heavy metals. There is also the risk of spreading infectious diseases, like tuberculosis, and viruses such as hepatitis and herpes by sharing the tube.

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