Shisha smoking is way of smoking tobacco through a bowl with a hose or tube joined on.
It has several names such as narghile, water pipe, hookah or hubble bubble smoking. The tube has a mouthpiece that the smoker uses to breath in the smoke.
Its origin can be traced to the Middle East and certain areas of Asia. It has has however spread to almost every part of the world.
It usually contains tobacco which is sometimes mixed with fruit or molasses sugar. Its flavours include apple, strawberry, mint and cola.
While processing it, wood, coal or charcoal is burned in the shisha pipe to heat the tobacco and create the smoke.
When a person is Smoking shisha, what the person is actually doing is burning wood, coal or charcoal to heat up specially prepared tobacco (shisha), the tobacco produces smoke when heated.
The smoke bubbles through a bowl of water or other liquid and into a long hose-like tube or pipe.
Research has shown that shisha contains the same type of tobacco the cigarettes have. This means shisha smokers are at risk of developing the same health problems as cigarette smokers, such as cancer and heart disease.
Shisha also contains nicotine (the addictive ingredient in cigarettes) which means that its smokers can become addicted to smoking it.
It has been suggested that Smoking shisha is not safer than smoking cigarettes. Many people think that drawing tobacco smoke through water makes shisha less harmful than cigarettes, but that’s not true.
Like cigarette smoking, these toxins put shisha smokers at risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases, cancers, nicotine addiction, and other health effects.
A World Health Organisation study has suggested that a one hour session of smoking shisha can be the same as smoking 100 or more cigarettes.
Person’s might also think that second-hand smoking is not all that harmful.
Second-hand smoke (also known as passive smoke) is when you breathe in someone else’s shisha smoke. Second-hand smoke from shisha pipes is dangerous. It contains harmful substances like carbon monoxide, toxic chemicals, and toxic particles.
Even if you use tobacco-free shisha, the smoke still produces toxins in levels equal to or greater than smoke from tobacco-based shisha.
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