Earlier in November, Lebanese scientists have joined with a host of officials and researchers in the region in declaring nargileh smoking a “global epidemic”. [Source]
I think we all agree that smoking is bad but the problem lies elsewhere in Lebanon. There are way too many Shisha cafes and the Arguile is cheap and accessible to everyone (No Age Restriction). Added to that, there’s no control on the cleanliness of the Arguile and its pipes and Hookah deliveries are allowed. What I believe should be done is restricting the number of Shisha cafes, or at least banning new Shisha lounges from opening, increasing the price of an Arguile drastically (200%) and fining restaurants who offer them to minors.
why didn’t they get down to details on what the cigarette smokes contains compared to the hookah smokes.
Cigarette smoke dangers are well documented.
The problem is that people think smoking arguileh is not damaging to their health.
That’s not comparing apples to apples at all. A person smoking 10 cigarettes / day will end up inhaling as much as a guy smoking a Hookah in 10 days (based on their calculations).
People don’t usually smoke Hookah everyday but once every week / 10 days which means that the amount of smoke inhaled is comparable with that of a “light” cigarette smoker.
Nonetheless, they are both harmful and bad for you
arguileh is good for health smoke contains plenty vitamins and ir
Come on zoozoo , you normally do better than that…
The pseudo-scientific war on “The Middle East Peace Pipe” is detailed there: