The Effect of Sisha on Respiratory Health

Hayatun Naimah, Ami Kallistasari, Cut Rahma Fazwa Emas Anda, Iqbal Mochtar


Smoking sisha is  considered a more socially acceptable activity in Middle East. The prevalence of sisha smokers varies among adolescent in the Middle East. Smoking sisha involves burning tobacco with a certain aroma, commonly referred to as molasses, and burning it using coal. Some people consider sisha a safer alternative to cigarettes, but some of evidence show the harmful and detrimental respiratory health effects associated with the use of sisha.

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