The hookah or (hookah) is a water pipe usually used to smoke molasses, which is tobacco specially prepared for this purpose. Smoking molasses is bad for you.
Hookah is also known as Hookah, Narghile, or Goza, depending on which part of the world you are in.
How does the hookah work?
The molasses is heated in a bowl at the top of the hookah and the smoke is filtered through the water at the base of the hookah and then drawn through a rubber hose into a mouthpiece.
Hookah smoking is very social, and it is often done with friends in bars. It is not uncommon to find the same tongue transmitted from person to person.
Hookah use is on the rise, especially among young people. In some studies, it was found that 22-40% of college students in the USA had smoked hookah in the last year.
The hookah is often flavorful and sweet, which gives the smoke a pleasant aroma and taste. A particular general view among young people is that hookah smoking is generally low in risks. It is often seen as a safer alternative to cigarettes.
If you think this way, then you are completely wrong. Hookah smoke is actually dangerous and carries the same risks (if not more) as smoking cigarettes.
In fact, according to a document released by the World Health Organization, a one-hour hookah session is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes based on the volume of tobacco smoke inhaled.
What are the disadvantages of molasses?
Here are 8 of the molasses damages that can harm you and your friends:
1. Increases the level of carbon monoxide in the blood
Hookah smoke contains carbon monoxide, which is a very toxic gas that is odorless, colorless and tasteless. It is usually produced from exhaust pipes, incinerators and gas furnaces. It binds to red blood cells and limits their ability to carry oxygen to other body cells.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal.
The following are the symptoms and signs of a high level of carbon monoxide in the blood:
- Blurred vision
- Shortness of breath and even loss of consciousness.
2. It can cause cancer
Hookah smoke contains tar, heavy metals, and other carcinogenic chemicals found in tobacco smoke. In fact, it turns out that tobacco smoke contains up to 7,000 chemicals. Among these substances, about 70 can cause cancer. Smoke from tobacco in hookah has been linked with lung, bladder and oral cancer.
3. It can cause respiratory disease
One of the disadvantages of the hookah is that it can cause lung injuries and respiratory diseases. 8 out of 10 cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are caused by tobacco smoke. Hookah smoke also increases the risk of developing asthma and can trigger asthma attacks in people who already have asthma.
4. It can cause cardiovascular disease
People who smoke hookah put themselves at risk of developing diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels. Hookah smokers are at increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and even heart attacks . The toxins in the smoke injure the arteries, making them narrow and hardened. Hookah smokers are more likely to have a heart attack than those who didn’t smoke it.
5. It can spread infectious diseases
Due to the social nature of hookah smoking, diseases such as tuberculosis and oral herpes can be spread. Very often, hookah is smoked in groups, with the same tobacco packaged jointly between different people. If one person becomes infected with tuberculosis or oral herpes, this infection can be transmitted to others from the tongue. It is important to know that people with this disease may not show obvious signs.
6. It can affect fetuses
What is the effect of molasses on a pregnant woman and her fetus? Does smoking honeydew harm the pregnant woman and the fetus?
Pregnant women who smoke hookah as a safer option to cigarettes put their babies at a higher risk of developing respiratory illnesses later in life.
Also, babies born to mothers who regularly smoke hookah during pregnancy usually weigh less than boys born to women who have never smoked.
7. It can cause infertility
Does the hookah prevent pregnancy or does the hookah affect childbearing in the long term?
Just like cigarettes, hookah use can cause sterility. Men who smoke hookah are more likely to produce less sperm than those who do not smoke. Sperm quality and motility can also be affected.
In women, smoking honey can cause hormonal imbalance, reduce egg quality, and even lead to miscarriage in pregnant women.
8. It is addictive
It is bad enough for hookah smoke to negatively affect a person’s health, but the worst is that you may become addicted to it. Hookah contains nicotine, which is the same addictive chemical in cigarettes that prevents you from quitting.
Despite its growing popularity, it is important for you to know that smoking molasses is not safe, in fact, it is dangerous.
Going out with friends at hookah bars is also a bad idea due to second-hand smoking. People who breathe in hookah smoke (even though they don’t smoke themselves) are also at risk of contracting the same diseases as those who smoke it.