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Shisha Smoking: A Risk to Health
By Haider Ali

Shisha is being used as a fashion. Shisha bar has been formally opened. Now,   restaurants are serving shisha with other food items. Shisha is also being used in family gathering, marriage ceremony and other get-together. More than 100 million people worldwide found to be smoking shisha daily. It is a common practice in Eastern Countries like; Turkey, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and China. In Pakistan, Shisha is known as Hukka. Other names of Shisha are Water Pipe or Narghile.

Shisha is different from traditional Hukka in the sense that; plain tobacco is mixed with certain flavors and aromatic substances.  Shisha smoking is believed to be less dangerous than cigarette by people. Facts are contrary to that belief. Shisha is also dangerous for health as other modes of drugs are;

  • Lung Cancer,
  • Heart problems
  • Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
  • Emphysema,
  • low birth weight
  • precipitation of Asthma attacks
  • infectious diseases resulting from pipe sharing
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Thus, stop smoking shisha from today, if you want to remain healthy
Drug Free Nation 2013