Tag - Shisha

Still On Shisha, The Silent Lethal Killer Wrapped In Flavour

Flavoured with molasses sugar or fruit-like apple to make the smoke more aromatic than cigarette smoke, shisha, a water-pipe tobacco known for its addictiveness and deadly effect on the health of its users remains a silent lethal killer of most Nigerian youths and teenagers, TUNDE OGUNTOLA writes. Just a few months ago, the Environmental Rights...

Use of shisha by females in Cross River worrisome – FCCPC

THE Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission FCCPC has expressed concern over the high number of girls using shisha tobacco as stimulant in Cross River State The FCCPC which carried out checks on tobacco shops and sensitisation exercise in Calabar and hinterlands of the state observed that the drug which is predominantly used by girls...

NTCA Seeks Legal Restrictions on Shisha, Other Tobacco Products

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has expressed concern over what it described as low level of compliance to the law on graphic health warnings on tobacco products in Nigeria. It said one of the major concerns was that other tobacco products such as snuff and shisha, which has become notoriously popular among young people,...

Shisha: The Irresistable Lethal Killer Wrapped In Flavour

Well flavoured with molasses sugar or fruit like apple, plum, coconut, mango, mint, strawberry, which makes the smoke more aromatic than cigarette smoke, but the dangers of smoking shisha is increasing by the day, as more teenagers descend into the cesspool of the addiction, TUNDE OGUNTOLA writes. Just a few months ago, five female students...

Shisha smoking banned in Cameroon

Cameroon is the latest African country after Kenya, the Gambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ghana to ban the smoking of Shish pipes. According to the health ministry, about 46% of young Cameroonians smoke the substance saying it poses a serious risk to their health. There is a "misconception" that shishas are not as harmful as cigarettes, the British Heart...

Shisha smoking can cause mouth cancer, experts warn Nigerians

Dental experts have warned that many shisha products, a kind of tobacco sold in the country, were from unregulated sources and may contain elevated levels of cancer-causing agents. The experts said this in a statement on Saturday in Lagos in commemoration of the World Oral Health Day . The statement was jointly signed by Prof. Omolara Uti;...

Shisha is as dangerous as cigarette – FDA warn users

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says the smoking of shisha is as bad as smoking a cigarette, disputing the perception that the tobacco in shisha is flavoured and passes through water before consumption. Mr George Mensah, a Senior Regulatory Officer of the FDA, who debunked the assertion, said shisha contained carcinogens and nicotine and...

Tanzania: About 500 containers of ‘shisha’ still held at Dar port

Dar es Salaam. About 500 containers of expired ‘shisha’ products have been detained at the port of Dar es Salaam, the government revealed. The minister of State in the Vice President’s Office Union Affairs and Environment, Selemani Jafo said yesterday during his visit that the 40ft containers (2TEUs) have been imported since 2019. Shisha usually contains...

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