Thursday, 1 November 2012

Shisha is as Harmful as Cigarettes

Shisha is as harmful as cigarettes Smoking shisha can seriously damage your health, and land you with a £50 fine! Think shisha is harmless? Think again: the water does not filter out the harmful tobacco smoke the flavours mask the tobacco taste you can get addicted because you're inhaling addictive nicotine long smoking sessions and deep inhalation mean more toxins. Not only are you damaging your own health, you're threatening the health of people around you. Think shisha is always legal? Think again: the law treats shisha the same as cigarette smoking it's illegal to smoke shisha, even if it's tobacco-free, in an enclosed or mostly-enclosed public place or workplace if you break the rules you can be fined £50. For help to stop smoking shisha and other forms of tobacco, text 'shisha' and your name to 81025. You will be charged your network operator's standard charge. Find out more See more about shisha, health and the law at: The British Heart Foundation (external site) Action on Smoking and Health site, search for 'shisha') Manchester Stop Smoking Service site) All information above is taken from Manchester City Council's website

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