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Shisha, other substances predisposing Ghanaians to Tuberculosis – Ghana Health Service

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says it is concerned about the acceptance and widespread smoking of shisha in the country. The Service says it has observed an increase in smoking of tobacco, especially Shisha, which appears to be widely accepted in the Ghanaian society. There is a misconception that shishas are not as harmful as cigarettes,...

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...