Friday, November 27, 2009

On the Hookah Smoker

I'm a non-smoker. That's one thing I could confirm with you right here, right now. I wasn't a smoker, am not and will not ever be, be it cigars, cigarettes or what a lot of youngsters are smoking nowadays called the Hookah (Indian) or Shisha (Arabic) or ghalyun (Pakistani).

See. It's like smoking through water. They say the water helps to filter out the nicotine and whatever toxic contents in the smoke that could help them reduce the risk of whatever smokers are warned of. To top it all, you get to choose if you want to smoke a flavored smoke. So you get all the different flavors, grapes orange apple pineapple who knows what else. Instead of getting the regular usual smoke sticking to your shirts, now you smell like them fruits! Only, smellier.

There's the first room in my dorm at the entrance where the tenants smoke this waterpipe shits. It was very obvious someone's smoking because the smell is just so strong. You could already tell someone's on Shisha before you even enter the dorm corridor. And to top it all, it seemed like a lot of the smokers were so ever eager in smoking this shits.

I'm pretty disgusted really.

A lot of Hookah smokers thought it is less dangerous to smoke this waterpipe as compared to normal cigarettes. From what I gather, the water moisture makes it easier to smoke and could filter out the chemicals in the smoke. BUT apparently, from what I found out in the net, a lot of the researchers including that of Mayo Clinic and WHO, have stated that Shisha is as detrimental as cigarettes. In fact, in another study, waterpipe smokers have 5 times higher risks of getting gum disease and lung cancer! Apparently it was found out that the water filter thingy gives people false impression because it doesn't actually filters out the chemicals in the smoke entirely. On top of that, both the WHO and the American Cancer Society reported that Hookah smoker consume about 100 to 200 times and about 70 times the nicotine as they do in a cigarette.

But then again, I don't think all these statistics could give much impact to all these smokers considering they were all somewhat addicted as it seems.

10 Jujus:

Sam said...

GASP. You just insulted my shisha. But... but... but... :(

TZ said...

hmmm... your dorm is smoke free environment... rite? Should ask the office admin to banish the person from the dorm for polluted the environment... :p

Twilight Zone said...

When I lived in US boarding school, the guys on my floor smoked Marlboro, Weed, Grass, Dope and even Dicks!

Twilight Zone said...

Eh how come this Lenggek Sam is still alive?

CH Voon said...

i am not sure...

i heard from my friend.. if someboy smoke this.... people beside will indirectly absorb the ..... forget what it is ... and next few weeks to clear....

forget what it call oledi :(

Bravebear said...

Even if you dont smoke you are still a second hand smoker right? geez...

I dont like smokers and will never be one. The air is polluted now but these ppl just makes them worse. And I dont understand why the authorities are not taking any action against students smoking in uni.

manglish said...

i am an addict for 2nd hand smoke...i realize i feel light wen i inhale other ppl smoke anywhere!! ==lll

ckw said...

yup do notice it too. facts are oblivious to them it seems. rules too.

instead of:
"You could already tell someone's on Shisha before you even enter the dorm corridor."
perhaps you should put:
"You could already tell someone's on Shisha before you even enter the damned corridor."

=p

the happy go lucky one said...

guess the fruity smell and false claim actually make ppl smoke it more than usual cigar, which can b detrimental lor, but surprisingly im not so against smoker/smoke smell :P

Gratitude said...

Smokers? *thumbs down*