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Smoke rings, fragrance of flavours, selfies, chit-chats and friends – this is a typical scene of a Hookah Bar or Sheesha Lounge which have increased during the last decade. Smoking Hookah or Sheesha is becoming a rising trend among teenagers. That is one reason why Hookah lounges and Sheesha bars could be s.....
Smoke rings, fragrance of flavours, selfies, chit-chats and friends – this is a typical scene of a Hookah Bar or Sheesha Lounge which have increased during the last decade. Smoking Hookah or Sheesha is becoming a rising trend among teenagers. That is one reason why Hookah lounges and Sheesha bars could be seen in almost every prime location of the city. Primary reasons behind the popularity and increased usage of Hookah are:
No matter how ‘hep’, ‘in’, ‘trendy’ or ‘modern’ Hookah may look, it sure has its own disadvantages. The debate around ‘cigarette vs hookah and which is more harmful’ seems to have found a new conclusion with this new study conducted by the researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles. Below are few of their findings:
According to a previous study conducted by the WHO, a typical hookah smoking session may deliver over 20 times the smoke volume of a single cigarette.
Moreover, generally, cigarette smokers inhale eight to twelve puffs of 40-75 ml each, typically smoking for around five to seven minutes at a single time. However, a typical hookah smoking session lasts around 30-60 minutes or even longer, depending on the number of people with whom you are smoking the hookah.
Consequently, you inhale around 1 litre of smoke which easily equals around smoking 100 cigarettes in a single session. Shocking, isn’t it?
So for those of you who find making ‘hookah smoke rings’ cool and fruit and alcohol flavoured ‘sheesha’ a safer option, consider the above mentioned facts and don’t let the social trends fool you.
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