Gov’t Moves to Eliminate Shisha Smoking


online geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The Minister of Health’s Foal Person Tobacco control, illness Dr Sheila Ndyanabangi, pills has revealed that the ministry has drafted the Uganda’s Tobacco Control Bill (TCB) which among others looking at effectively banning Shisha smoking before it widely spreads in the country.

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“We have proposed that we ban Shisha smoking before it becomes widespread with the view of saving lives,” said Ndyanabangi during a meeting organised by the Uganda National Health Consumers Organisation to raise awareness of the dangers associated with tobacco.

Shisha smoking – also called hookah, narghile, water pipe, 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 from the substances being burnt into their lungs.

Shisha smoking is traditionally used by people from Middle Eastern or Asian community groups but is becoming increasingly popular among all groups in cities around the UK.

Shisha smokers are at risk of the same kinds of diseases as cigarette smokers, such as heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease and problems during pregnancy.


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