FYI / Health

The Hookah Myth

Myth — Hookahs (also known as a water pipe, shisha, narghile or hubble bubble) are safer than cigarettes.

According to a study in the current issue of the American Journal of Health Behavior, hookah prevalence is on the rise worldwide.

Hookah use was higher among people who had used other tobacco products, but one-third of water-pipe smokers eschewed cigarettes entirely. The researchers interpreted the latter finding as a possible indication that people too health conscious to smoke cigarettes might be turning to the hookah instead.

Water-pipe smoking is thought to be safer, even though evidence says otherwise, Dugas said in a telephone interview. “We need to sensitize the population that it actually is harmful.”

Despite mystique, health risks prevail According to a 2009 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, average hookah use exposes the smoker to more smoke and carbon monoxide, and similar amounts of nicotine, as cigarettes. The two practices likely share some similar health risks, the study concluded. In particular, hookahs have been linked to lung cancer, heart disease and pregnancy complications. So why do people think they are safe?

Full Article… {by Live Science via MSN Health}

It's Sad How Many People Ignore this Sign...

Amongst the Religious Harms of Smoking

By Imaam as Sa’dee

It makes worship and carrying out the obligations difficult upon the servant, especially fasting, and whatever makes a person dislike practicing goodness is indeed evil.

It also draws a person to mixing with immoral people, and draws them away from accompanying the righteous as is evident. This is amongst the greatest deficiencies, that a servant of Allaah is close to immoral people and distant from the righteous, this leads to enmity and hatred towards the people of goodness, to criticizing them and staying away from their path.

Whenever the youth are afflicted with it, they become completely ruined and follow vile paths which lead to the total ruin of their mannerisms. Smoking has a lot of evil in it, not to mention the health hazards.

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