Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Shisha Smoking Dangers

a woman was smoking Shisha
Shisha is very familiar in Indonesia. There are many places to eat or middle eastern-style cafes in Indonesia provides a Shisha as an alternative to tobacco, other than cigarettes.

Shisha has been used for centuries ago for smoking and reduce stress, while relaxing with friends and family. Shaped like an ancient water pipes, consisting of a long tube attached to a glass or plastic container filled with water.

Shisha so popular in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. In Lebanon, known as Narghile, whereas in English called the Hookah. People smoked for relaxation. They think shisha is safer than cigarettes. This opinion is it true?

As quoted from the Arab News, the research contained in the Saudi Medical Journal of the Armed Forces Hospital in Riyadh, El-Alem, shows the alarming fact that the shisha, like cigarettes is a major cause of death worldwide.

The study found that smoking shisha increase heart rate and blood pressure, and interfere with lung function.
Flavored shisha tobacco in the aroma of fruit and sugar syrup, then burnt using charcoal. Many who thought that the smoke through water before combustion can filter out harmful substances inhaled in tobacco. In fact, water pipe smoke contains the same toxins as cigarette smoke.

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