Things you dint know about smoking hookah (shisha)

* According to the Mayo Clinic, the use of hookah is equally detrimental to a person’s health as smoking cigarettes,a study by the World Health Organization also confirmed these findings. Contrary to the belief among users that the smoke from hookah is less dangerous than that of cigarettes. This is wrong! However since people think this is true, it gives a false sense of security and reduces concerns about true health effects.
* In a one-hour (1 hour) hookah session, users consume around 100 to 200 times the smoke and about 70 times the nicotine as they do in one cigarette.
* CEA levels (as a biological marker for cancer) of smokers are higher than in non-smokers even though substantially lower than those in cigarette smokers.
* Water pipe smokers are seven times (7 times) more likely than non-smokers to show signs of gum disease and mouth cancer.
* There are over 250 different kinds of Hookah flavors, and that number continues to rise.
* Hookah users may become infected with oral herpes, flu and respiratory diseases.
* Hookah contains 69 different carcinogens.
* Excess smoking of hookah may cause impotence in men and infertility in women.


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