Smoking cigarettes is known to be associated with a lot of diseases, cancer being one of the most common and deadly side effects. However, if you are a woman, smoking can be the cause of a lot of other health-related issues. Let us understand how smoking cigarettes is harmful for women, and how you can find a suitable substitute in hookah smoking, which is far safer than cigarettes.
Women who smoke cigarettes have a lower bone density than those who do not. This means that you have a higher risk of breaking a bone. This can be a bad situation to be in, especially as you grow older.
Cataract is a disease of the eye where your vision is impaired and everything goes blurry. Smoking significantly increases your chances of developing cataracts compared to non-smokers.
The higher level of nicotine presence and the fact that there is no filter present to weed out the toxins has been linked to gum diseases in women by some medical associations.
The first thing you need to understand is that if you are a smoker, you will find it very difficult to get pregnant. In case you do get pregnant, there is a much higher chance of losing your baby even before it is born. The smoke and the non-filtered toxins from the cigarettes are known to cause SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
This is more of an issue for teen girls. When teenage girls smoke, their lungs do not develop to their 100 percent capacity causing problems in later years. This is also true for adult women as their lungs are not functioning at their 100 percent capacity.
Smoking causes depression. Women are more likely to get depressed due to smoking than men. So you are feeling depressed and lethargic as of late, then you know who is to blame.
Quitting smoking is not an easy task, but that is not to say that there are no alternatives. In fact, there is one alternative which is better than smoking in many ways. It is more fun, produces more smoke and is far less injurious to your health.
We are talking about hookah. There is a reason why hookah smoking is on the rise in the U.S., it is because when compared to cigarettes, hookah is more preferable. I hope that changes soon when more people become aware of hookah.
Level of Nicotine
If you compare the nicotine levels in a cigarette and a general session of hookah, you will find that a normal cigarette smoker inhales around five percent nicotine, which is a lot. On the other hand, an entire box of flavored shisha contains less than 0.5 percent nicotine. Imagine how many sessions you can have out of that one tub of flavor.
When you are smoking a hookah, the smoke passes through water before it is inhaled by your lungs. The water in the jar helps in diluting toxins and other harmful matters present in the coal, so you are smoking cleaner smoke.
As opposed to cigarettes, which contain a large amount of tar because of the way it is produced, there is zero tar present in hookah.
Tobacco used in the cigarettes is usually dried up using a lot of different type of chemicals before it is wrapped in the paper. Add to the fact that you need to burn that chemical-induced paper before you can enjoy a puff of smoke. Hookah has no paper, but instead it goes through clean and natural water as a filter.
Hookah comes in all sorts of flavors and they are just that – flavors. There is very little tobacco present in the flavors, and whatever is present is masked by the flavor that is burnt to produce the smoke. Cigarettes, on the other hand, are pure tobacco. There is no flavor to reduce the effect.
This is a fun fact but the amount of smoke produced by a hookah is far more than a traditional cigarette. I mean there are so many neat tricks you can pull off when you are smoking hookah. Smoking hookah is more fun, more entertaining, and less dangerous at an entirely different level.
If you are using natural coal, then there is nothing to worry about. Think about this, people cook their meals on coals. Take, for example, barbecues. It is only when you use synthetic coal that you need to worry because they contain chemicals that are bad for your health or lungs.
Smoking hookah is far more preferable than smoking traditional cigarettes. No wonder they are in so much demand and replacing cigarettes overall. Well, we hope!