Monday, 25 November 2013

Sheesha V/s Cigarettes

So you think Sheesha is a better substitute to cigarettes??
Here's what all we sheesha lovers think and why we should think again!!

"It is better than cigarettes cause the water acts as a filter for toxins."

Well, that's not true. In fact the water moisture just makes the smoke less irritating and enables us to take longer smoother drags.

"There is less tobacco in Shisha than in cigarettes."

That may be true, but a typical Shisha session lasts from 40 mins to 60 mins and most of the time, we people do get a fresh batch after.
WHO advisory have shown that one is exposed to as much as 200 times more smoke containing tobacco from a Shisha session than a single stick of cigarette.

"Sheesha has lesser harmful toxins compared to cigarettes"

A 45-60 minute session exposes us to appx the same amount of tar and carbon monoxide as one pack of cigarettes.The no.1 cause of early aging and poor saggy skin.(Increasing our risk of getting lung cancer fails to instill in any fear in us these days..)

"Sheesha is not addictive cause it does not have nicotine."

Well,this may be true..the flavoured ones have negligible or no nicoteine but lets be honest with the typical dubai winter culture we smoke sheesha atleast 2-3 times a week..So i'd say it is a habit we dubaiets have cultivated which can become a slow addiction.

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