Medical doctor and social media influencer Dr. Nonso popularly know as Aproko Doctor has taken to his Twitter handle to warn against the smoking of Shisha saying it causes cancer and other health related challenges.
Here is his tweet…..
If you’re where shisha is being puffed, you’re a secondhand smoker and you can also get lung cancer
Shisha can cause cancer
It is not just flavour,
Shisha is not better than cigarettes, it is worse
The fruity flavor in hookah is not Vit C
It can cause impotence
It can cause heart attacks
Shisha can cause lung infections
Shisha can cause miscarriages
It can cause strokes
It can weaken your immune system
It can cause your skin to age
It can kill you
The smoke they inhale in one drag is equal to the smoke from 3 or more packs of cigarettes. … They just refuse to listen
According to the British Heart Foundation, traditional hookah tobacco contains cigarette tobacco, so like cigarettes it contains nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide and heavy metals, such as arsenic and lead.
As a result, shisha smokers are at risk of the same kinds of diseases as cigarette smokers, such as heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease and problems during pregnancy.
It’s difficult to say exactly how much smoke or toxic substances you’re exposed to in a typical shisha session.
People smoke it for much longer periods of time than they smoke a cigarette, and in one puff of shisha you inhale the same amount of smoke as you’d get from a smoking a whole cigarette.
The average shisha-smoking session lasts an hour and research has shown that in this time you can inhale the same amount of smoke as from more than 100 cigarettes.
Some people mistakenly think that hookah smoking is not addictive because the water used in the pipe can absorb nicotine.
In reality, because only some of the nicotine is absorbed by the water, its smokers are still exposed to enough nicotine to cause an addiction.