Shocking ! Two Well Regarded Scientists Go Beyond All Acceptable Limits by Giving Tips to Hookah (Narghile, Shisha) Smokers !
In the last issue of the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hala Tamim and her colleagues conclude that:
“Narghile smoking more than once per day increases the odds of low birthweight by a 2.4-fold compared with nonsmokers, although to a lesser extent than cigarette smoking.”
SOURCE: Tamim H, Yunis KA, Chemaitelly H, Alameh M, Nassar AH; National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network Beirut, Lebanon. Effect of narghile and cigarette smoking on newborn birthweight. BJOG [International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology]. 2008 Jan;115(1):91-7.
And to top it, in the last issue of the British Dental Journal, one of her friends state:
“Consequently, a prevention message for those who have decided not to quit immediately could be: Avoid smoking until the coal char the tobamel. Move the coal around atop the hookah bowl or leave it. Otherwise, you might well inhale hazardous toxicants (such as PAH [Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons]) generated by session-end combustion.”
SOURCE : Shisha confusion. BDJ 2007 (22 Dec); 203 (12):669-70.
Read ALSO: Ziauddin SARDAR's unpolitically correct message in The New Stateman (June 21, 2007): Let my son and me teach you how to smoke
Too much, this is too much !
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