One hour on a shisha same as 100 fags
14 March 2012
AN hour spent smoking a trendy shisha pipe is as damaging to health as 100 cigarettes.
The warning comes as it was revealed the number of shisha bars in the UK has trebled from 179 when the smoking ban was introduced in 2007 to 556 now.
More than one in four people aged between 18 and 24 have tried inhaling flavoured tobacco through waterpipes.
And 44 per cent thought it was less harmful than cigarettes — with 15 per cent believing there was no risk at all.
The British Heart Foundation is releasing the figures for today's No Smoking bid. Dr Mike Knapton warned users: "Don't be duped by the sweet smell and wholesome sounding fruity flavours. If you use shisha you are a smoker.
"There are added risks because you're also exposed to toxins from wood or charcoal used to burn the tobacco."
Well it was reported that World Health Organization (WHO) already declared in 2007 that Shisha is dangerous. Wonder why The British Heart Foundation was late to agree with it. So guys smoking is not cool and shisha is worst.
Love your heart. Live your life in healthy way.