Smoking Shisha with a Hookah pipe is about 100 times more harmful than smoking cigarettes and is not always legal in enclosed public spaces.
Smoking increases your risk of cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease. This is true whether you smoke cigarettes or shisha (also known as a water pipe or hookah).
A World Health Organization study has suggested that during one session on a hookah (around 20 to 80 minutes) a person can inhale the same amount of smoke as a cigarette smoker consuming 100 or more cigarettes. Hookah smoke also contains nicotine, cancer-causing chemicals and toxic gases such as carbon monoxide.
People who use NHS support are up to four times more likely to quit smoking than those who try to stop alone. Nine out of 10 people using a stop-smoking service would recommend it to another person who wants to stop smoking. It is proven to offer you your best chance of stopping.
For help to stop smoking please call 0800 195 2131.