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kris
08-08-2007, 00:41
how many of you guys smoke Hookah?

I smoke twice a week.always thought hookah smoking is safer than smoking cigarettes.I don't smoke cigarettes.

here I found interesting article:eek:

There is a myth that hookah smoking is safer than smoking cigarettes because the hookah smoke is filtered through water before it is inhaled. But recent studies have found that hookah smokers actually inhale more nicotine than do cigarette smokers because of the massive volume of smoke they inhale.

Although many believe that the water in the hookah filters out all the "bad stuff" in the tobacco smoke, this isn't true. According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) advisory, a typical one-hour session of hookah smoking exposes the user to 100 to 200 times the volume of smoke inhaled from a single cigarette. Even after passing through the water, the tobacco smoke produced still contains high levels of toxic compounds, including carbon monoxide, heavy metals and cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens). Hookah smoking also delivers significant levels of nicotine the very addictive substance in tobacco.

Facts about sheesha:

1. Symptoms reported by sheesha smokers include headaches, blurred vision, palpitation and dizziness.
2. Sheesha smokers have higher levels of carbon monoxide in their blood than cigarette smokers.
3. Burning jurak with coal results in greater absorption of carbon monoxide than when an electrical device used.
4. Smoking sheesha just before sleeping greatly increase absorption of carbon monoxide.
5. Sheesha smoking may increase the risk of heart disease, arterioscleroses and chronic respiratory disease.
6. Sheesha smoking stunts fetal growth.
7. Sheesha smoke may trigger an asthma attack.
8. Sheesha smokers exhibit higher levels of total cholesterol than cigarette smokers.
9. Smoking sheesha increases gastric acidity, thus increasing the chance of peptic ulcers.
10. Passing the sheesha from person to person is unhygienic and may result in transmission of communicable diseases.


i think I need to stop smoking Hookah smoking:confused: