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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
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    Umm..aa...maybe jelly beans tastes better when they are smoked :dontknow:
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    (Original post by BritPakistaniMuslimah)
    Your profile picture is just epic. Seriously.
    Thank you.
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    It should be because it's so ****.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Actually, your values could be wrong, as all the research is independent so face different factors.... so best idea is to compile the data and see the average damage soo average is about 101-102 x as bad

    Either way, the risk compared to cigarrates is massive.... also you are 6 x more likely to get throat cancer.....
    I'm afraid that's not how it works.

    You should read the actual scientific study, and not rely on media reports. There are a lot of steps between the research and the general public, and it's very easy for the message to get either diluted or blown way out of proportion.

    Both the articles you've posted are full of vague terms and do not concretely say how the conclusion was reached.

    It does seem as if shisha is more harmful, but not many people do it regularly, and i'm dubious of this '200x more dangerous' thing. I feel like they may be taking that a little out of context.
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    Should not be banned at all.
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    (Original post by Boxxy)
    Umm..aa...maybe jelly beans tastes better when they are smoked :dontknow:
    probably dont .................. to made for smoking
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    (Original post by Fumblenuts91)
    I'm afraid that's not how it works.

    You should read the actual scientific study, and not rely on media reports. There are a lot of steps between the research and the general public, and it's very easy for the message to get either diluted or blown way out of proportion.

    Both the articles you've posted are full of vague terms and do not concretely say how the conclusion was reached.

    It does seem as if shisha is more harmful, but not many people do it regularly, and i'm dubious of this '200x more dangerous' thing. I feel like they may be taking that a little out of context.
    http://www.aku.edu/akuh/health_awarn...ha-smoking.pdf
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Its like saying why i'm so interested in how the nhs is ran,. because it all affects me in one way or another ¬¬
    No it doesn't!! HOW does it affect you?
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    (Original post by lilyrawstorne)
    No it doesn't!! HOW does it affect you?
    Well lets see..... the effects of smoking cause a drain on nhs resources, so theres less money on other services, less appointments avaliable to me.............. theres cuts going on currently by the government, but those suffering first,second,third hand smoking are still causing a drain and as a result i got to pay higher taxes .... so it does very much effect me.... plus now you got higher prescription charges for smoking so easily preventable
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Well lets see..... the effects of smoking cause a drain on nhs resources, so theres less money on other services, less appointments avaliable to me.............. theres cuts going on currently by the government, but those suffering first,second,third hand smoking are still causing a drain and as a result i got to pay higher taxes .... so it does very much effect me.... plus now you got higher prescription charges for smoking so easily preventable
    Any statistics on how it is Shisha is causing a drain on NHS resources? Whats the comparison on the effect of ciggrattes and shisha on the NHS?
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    (Original post by samir12)
    Any statistics on how it is Shisha is causing a drain on NHS resources? Whats the comparison on the effect of ciggrattes and shisha on the NHS?
    Not too sure, but statistics on nhs are for smoking in general i believe
    for the rest there shud be links around on other pages on this thread
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Well lets see..... the effects of smoking cause a drain on nhs resources, so theres less money on other services, less appointments avaliable to me.............. theres cuts going on currently by the government, but those suffering first,second,third hand smoking are still causing a drain and as a result i got to pay higher taxes .... so it does very much effect me.... plus now you got higher prescription charges for smoking so easily preventable
    TAX on tobacco pays for the nhs.
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    (Original post by lilyrawstorne)
    TAX on tobacco pays for the nhs.
    Thats the nhs cost, but you haven't taken into the social cost and other issues which can't be dealt with money, such as family stress, etc.... as a whole it costs the economy more
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    An hours worth of smoking shisha is the equivalent of 200 cigarretes
    That's the biggest load of s*** I've ever heard.
    No reliable studies to date have been done - all tests carried out have used methods uncommon to keen shisha smokers.
    For example, the most highly regarded study wrote in its report that they 'burnt' the tobacco - which will in fact release a far greater amount of harmful chemicals than what a good shisha session of 'cooking' (heating) the tobacco would do.

    (Original post by Hippysnake)
    It's the closest thing to fruit I get.
    It's my source of 5 a day!
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    Thought Shisha had all the crap pumped out of it?

    Either way, unlike other drugs, alcohol etc, it affect anyone else. It's not even addictive (from my experience anyway).
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    I certainly hope not, it's a great way to socialise i would rather go to a shisha place rather than a club,
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    (Original post by Pixiefairy)
    I certainly hope not, it's a great way to socialise i would rather go to a shisha place rather than a club,
    I know what you mean, but then again orange wednesday or dinner with friends
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    (Original post by AshleyT)
    Thought Shisha had all the crap pumped out of it?

    Either way, unlike other drugs, alcohol etc, it affect anyone else. It's not even addictive (from my experience anyway).
    Not really, as tar is still produced when using it
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    (Original post by ibs137)
    no it tastes nice
    So if people were to taste nice cannibalism would be allowed?
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    I've always thought it's better for you than smoking cigarettes. Still bad, but better.

    You can't ban it, it's every individual's decision whether they choose to smoke shisha or not. That said, I'd be quite happy if they banned cigarettes, because smokers pee me the hell off. So I'm contradictory :p:
 
 
 
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