Shisha are only used for smoking drugs

Harmless or harmful? This is how shishas work on health

Sweet poison from the water pipe

When smoking shisha, a special moist tobacco is used, which is available in a wide variety of flavors such as apple, vanilla or cinnamon. The tobacco is smoldered on coal in the water pipe. The resulting smoke is then passed through a water vessel, where it cools down, and inhaled through a hose. The sweet taste masks the unpleasant tobacco taste and suggests a deceptive "harmlessness". In addition, the smoke cooled by the water is usually inhaled more deeply than hot cigarette smoke. In the worst case, this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. In addition, the nicotine concentration in the blood increases very sharply within a very short time. Many believe the water filters the smoke. That is also not true: in fact, the smoke crosses the water in small bubbles, so it does not come into contact with it - so “cleaning” cannot take place at all. Shishas are usually not smoked on a daily basis, but rather occasionally, mostly in a group. However, smoking a shisha takes much longer than smoking a cigarette and so more pollutants get into the body. What remains to be said is that smoking a shisha is by no means healthier than reaching for a cigarette - the potential for dependency is similar, and pollution levels are even higher.