One Session of Shisha Is More Harmful Than A Pack of Cigarettes

Since smoking Shisha has become more of a trend nowadays, this will come off as a piece of very bad news for most of the people. New research suggests that smoking shisha is a lot more harmful to your health, even more than cigarettes. However, this is not what was initially believed since people thought that smoking shisha is a lot less harmful and injurious than cigarettes.

You might be fond of smoking the flavoured puffs with your friends or at parties, though as fun as it may seem, it does not do anything beneficial for your health. The popular belief was that shisha was not as harmful as cigarettes but the new study has revealed a totally foreign discovery.

As per the researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, one session of smoking shisha is worse than an entire pack of cigarettes. Smoking it continuously can cause many diseases like dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

The study was conducted on 10,000 people residing in Iran. Samples were made of smokers, non-smokers, cigarette smokers, ex-smokers and hookah smokers. The research is published in Diabetology and Metabolic Syndrome.

‘’Obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and dyslipidemia were positively associated with hookah smoking while negatively associated with cigarette smoking.” – said one researcher.

He further added:

“In contrast with the public belief that hookah eliminates the toxicity of tobacco in comparison with cigarettes, we found that the adverse effects of hookah smoking could be even greater than cigarettes.”

The researcher further revealed that there is also evidence about hookah smoking being harmful as well, as according to research up till now, it can be linked with cancer and also there is an increased risk of heart disease.

Hence, to avoid such complications and in order to lead a healthy life, it is important to keep you and others around you away from such toxications.

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