The Hazard In Hookah Smoking
by Oamegbo1 on February 17, 2014 - 11:34pm
The article “Hazard in Hookah Smoke” by Lindsay Lyon dares to focus on the reasons why hookah smoking is a dangerous health hazard. The author writes this to elaborate on the point that hookah, which is lightly-taken as simply water vapor is not actually as healthy as it is thought to be. It is rather deadlier than smoking cigarettes. Smoke from a single hookah session contains 36 times the tar, 8.3 times the carbon monoxide and 1.7 times the nicotine of smoke produced by one cigarette. This validates the issue that hookah or shisha smoking is actually detrimental to one’s health.
This article is mainly targeted at the younger generation of the world because the young people of today are more involved in this type of group smoking. Smoking hookah brings smokers or groups of friends together to smoke and socialize. A lot of these teens and college students engage in it because they think it’s “more safer” but this article makes it known that students a being lead blindly by the myth of hookah being safe. Apart from the fact that hookah is pernicious; diseases could be contracted from sharing the same mouth pieces. Disposable mouth pieces may be available but at gathering friends may overlook the fact that they share the same mouthpieces. Hookah looks nice to engage in but its outcomes could slowly destroy one’s life. Ignorance is no excuse.
Lyon, L. (2008).The Hazard in Hookah Smoke. , U.S. News & World Report