Shisha (hookah, waterpipe, narghile or hubble bubble) is a way of smoking tobacco.
It still contains all the harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke.
- Shisha is tobacco that has been soaked in honey or treacle and is smoked through a waterpipe. The tobacco is often flavoured.
- Smoking shisha for one hour is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.
- The water in a shisha pipe cools the smoke and allows you to inhale more smoke deeper into your lungs. It does not filter out any of the chemicals.
- Shisha smoke contains 36 times more tar, 15 times more carbon dioxide and higher levels of lead and arsenic than cigarettes.
- Shisha does contain nicotine and can be addictive.