According to the tobacco expert Edouard Tursan d’Espaignet of World Health Organization (WHO), one full session of shisha is roughly equivalent to smoking 20 to 30 cigarettes. So it comes out as in just 30 minutes a person consumes around two dozens of cigarettes.
Formerly the water pipes or hookah were primarily used by elder adults especially males but now the trend is changing and you can see adults aging between 18 and 24 years are more attracted towards hookah smoking.
It is common perception that hookah is less dangerous but this is just a myth, and one hookah puff is equivalent to one cigarette according to the Tobacco Atlas reports
It is a known fact that smoking tobacco has adverse impact on health. Many health risks like cardiovascular disease, lung cancer are associated with smoking.
According to the study we can say that the person smoking hookak is more prone to diseases than a normal person smoking cigarette.
The apparatus used for the hookah smoking also causes health risk. Coal which is used to heat the pipes contains toxins which are harmful for lungs and heart.
Smoking causes oral cavity problems but with hookah the risk increases so the chances of the oral problems also increase.
Measures should be taken by the government to spread awareness among young adults and laws and regulations should be placed so that the popularity of it can be decreased. The best example is set by the Australian government where plain packaging of cigarettes has significantly reduced the sales of cigarettes.
Health experts report that there is possible health risk associated with hookah smoking. There are also other problems that are associated with the apparatus used for hookah smoking. The coal used for heating the pipes may also contain toxins that are harmful for the health of heart and lungs; they can also lead to oral cavities troubles.