Sheesha or Shihsa is also known as Hookah or Shisha is basically a smoking device where the smock is cooled and filtered by water.

A recent study shows that sheesha or shisha poses a serious threat to the health of teenagers, especially girls. This habit was found to be most prevalent in the 16-25 age group, with 70% of hookah smokers being male and 30% female. There is one more dangerous ivg-bar-vape thing about sheesha and that is the use of banned and added substances in more than 30% of hookah shops by owners or smokers.

Sheesha smoking can lead to low fertility rates in girls and increase the likelihood of fetal abnormalities, which poses a major threat to their health. Other harmful effects of sheesha smoking include heart disease, stroke, muscle and joint ailments, headaches and can also lead to cancer of the lips, tongue, mouth, lungs and stomach. Hookah smoke not only posed a serious threat to the mental and physical health of teenagers, but also affected those who sat near the smokers, known as secondhand smoke.

One hit of Sheesha smoke contains more than 5000 active chemicals, of which at least 100+ are carcinogenic and more than 25% are seriously addictive. Another major risk of hookah smoking is that addictive substances such as cocaine, marijuana and heroin are added to the flavored tobacco either by the management of these outlets or by the customers themselves.

The trend of sheesha smoking in Pakistan is increasing rapidly over time, especially among boys and girls. Sheesha outlets are mushrooming not only in major cities like Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Multan and Faiselabad, but also in small towns and cities. The government should have to review outlets and counteract such trends.

Unintended consequences at the bar

When I notice a trend, it's either no longer a trend or it's gained enough traction to dig in for a long stay.

I was recently in Orlando, Florida with my colleagues when we attended a large estate planning conference. On this trip, the proliferation of hookah bars caught my attention. When I asked my colleagues in Florida and Georgia, they confirmed that I wasn't imagining it; Hookah bars are, as they say, “a thing”.

Hookahs—typically hookahs filled with fruit tobacco—are not considered new themselves in any way. While the origin of the hookah is disputed, this style of smoking has been around for hundreds of years. Hookah, the flavored tobacco available in a modern hookah bar, is relatively new but was already popular in the US in the home setting in the 1960s and 1970s.

The new part is the popularity of establishments dedicated to hookah smoking, where people, many of them young, come together to spend time together while participating. This trend, which started in the mid-2000s, seems to have caught mainstream attention a few years ago. A study published in Pediatrics last summer showed that hookah smoking among high school seniors has risen to 21 percent of respondents.

The popularity of hookah bars, particularly among the 18-21 year old demographic, appears to be based on two main factors. First, the common misconception that hookahs are less dangerous than smoking cigarettes makes the hookah appear misleadingly harmless; Second, the law of unintended consequences created a vacuum that hookah bars were perfectly able to fill.

The notion that hookahs are less harmful than cigarettes is persistent but wrong. dr Khalid Anis, chairman of the Niche Tobacco Advisory Group for North England, told The Guardian: "There's a misconception that hookah isn't as bad for you as cigarettes because the tobacco is flavored and goes through water first." But, added he adds, "the carcinogens and the nicotine are still there," meaning the risks remain. (1) Research by the World Health Organization suggests that hookahs may actually increase these risks, as the amount of smoke inhaled during one session can be many times the amount of smoke cigarettes would produce over a similar period of time. The American Lung Association notes that while data on hookahs is still relatively limited, "a disturbing picture of this trend is emerging" between studies of health effects and data suggesting use, particularly among young people.

But to focus only on the idea that hookah users may not understand the risks associated with their behavior misses an important aspect of the popularity of not only hookah, but especially hookah bars in the US for older teens and young adults, Those under the age of 21 going to a traditional bar is not an option. Hookah bars provide a place for young adults to meet and socialize. New Jersey hookah users have found it to be a unique gathering place for those who aren't yet drinking; Many shisha bars deliberately refrain from serving alcohol so that they do not have to exclude guests under the drinking age.

To put it bluntly, by banning people who are of legal age but under 21 from entering a bar to drink, we have unwittingly encouraged them to go to a different type of bar to smoke . Which one is worse?

Even if young people are aware of the risks, E-Shisha they may be willing to operate them against the atmosphere and comfort of a shisha bar. Hayleymarie Klatt, a woman from Davie, Fla., who was 20 when she spoke to the Sun Sentinel about her hookah use, said: "I may be taking some risks with my health. But that's my personal preference and I'm fine with that. " (2)

It might be easy for hookah users to draw a parallel with traditional bars. After all, alcohol is not harmless. While alcohol can cause harm, it doesn't always do it. The same is not true for tobacco, however consumed.