Shisha smoke warning campaign

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THE dangers of smoking Shisha are to be highlighted in a new public health campaign in Liverpool.

WHAT IS SHISHA

Shisha - also called hookah, narghile, waterpipe, or hubble bubble smoking - is a way of smoking tobacco, sometimes mixed with fruit or molasses sugar, through a bowl and hose or tube.

The tube ends in a mouthpiece from which the smoker inhales the smoke deep into their lungs - and studies show an hour's smoking is the equivalent of having between 100-200 cigarettes .

Shisha smoking is traditionally used by people from Middle Eastern or Asian community groups, but is becoming increasingly popular in cities such as Liverpool, particularly among young people aged 18-25.