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    (Original post by jimmyjango)
    I didn't realise it was that harmful. I thought it was less harmful than a cigarette.
    Much worse, its about 7 times worse on your throat then a regular cigarrete, and some other stuff.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12898079
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    nahhh shouldn't be banned
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    It shouldn't be banned.
    1. People don't smoke Shisha on a regular basis. It's a social thing, people will rarely do it enough to have the detrimental effects smoking has.
    2. It isn't addictive. If it is really equivalent to 200 cigarettes, then one hour of smoking it would have us all hooked. It may be as bad as smoking, but it doesn't make you crave.
    3. Government doesn't have right to blah blah blah...

    I used to do it a fair bit when I was younger, and occasionally these days. It can make you feel really light headed and a bit rubbish if you take too much in on a session. Sometimes it's good to get over social convictions that everything related to bad things is automatically bad. Occasional will not leave you in the hospital bed.
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    It should not be banned, it is enjoyable and much like smoking the health risks have been published and have been reported on by the media numerous times now.

    So, if someone does it that's their choice to take the risk, just like smoking, and we allow that, so there is no reason to ban it.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Because its got like 400% tax on it as cigarretes really cost about a £1, but the government doesn't wanna lose that much revenue from tax :/
    So are you saying we should keep cigarretes (which poses similar health risks to shisha) just because of the tax on it?
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Still think it should be banned for some people like children, because its legal for everyone
    Where are children going to get a Shisha pipe from though? Unless their parents smoke Shisha, in which case it's more of a parenting issue. It's not like cigarettes which are addictive and easy to get hold of, not that many people are even aware of what a Shisha pipe is until they're about 15 (unless they're from a culture where it's common knowledge).
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    (Original post by Dee Leigh)
    Off topic but lol I love your sig!
    lol thx, i repped you for loving it
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    **** off, Shisha shouldn't be banned just to please a bunch of honkies preaching that smoking tobacco is bad.
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    It certainly should not be banned, the majority of people do it in a group and it is both relaxing and sociable. Defenitely not as bad as alcohol or chain smoking.

    Tobbaco
    Sheesha tobacco contains no tar and few added chemicals (cigarettes contain cyanide), you can also get tobacco made from sugar cane which will give no bad health effects.

    Coal
    You can get 'coals' made from coconut which do the same job.

    In summary, get on the internet and buy the specialised coals and tobacco and there will be nothing bad about it at all.

    FYI - Mint and Cherry together!!!

    I have to say that sheesha cafes are goldmines. In Leeds they charge £8 per shisha plus a drink and about 1000% profit per customer.
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    (Original post by .Ali.)
    Where are children going to get a Shisha pipe from though? Unless their parents smoke Shisha, in which case it's more of a parenting issue. It's not like cigarettes which are addictive and easy to get hold of, not that many people are even aware of what a Shisha pipe is until they're about 15 (unless they're from a culture where it's common knowledge).
    Trust me they do, like year 7 and years 8 going out and doin it
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    (Original post by samir12)
    So are you saying we should keep cigarretes (which poses similar health risks to shisha) just because of the tax on it?
    Nope, but thats the view of the government
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    I wouldn't care if it's banned or not.
    I prefer cigarettes anyway. Not that I smoke anymore. Much. Ha.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Trust me they do, like year 7 and years 8 going out and doin it
    That's a bit young to be honest, but it's a bit more of a parenting issue. I doubt making it illegal would help, the vast majority of teenagers have smoked and drank before the legal age, people have sex underage, a lot of people smoke cannabis which is flat out banned. If you ban it, you'll just make it even more appealing as people think there's some kind of dark glamour to it.
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    (Original post by SuperSam_Fantastiche)
    Tried it once, I quite like it.

    Do you have a source for this 200 cigarettes claim?
    Source: OP's a.s.s!
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    Shudnt be banned but i think everyone should know about the bad effects itl have on your body, some people think its harmless.
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    (Original post by Master.K)
    Source: OP's a.s.s!
    OP delivered a source, tbf
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    (Original post by Drunk Punx)
    Slightly off-topic, but similarly relevant; you cannot die from a THC overdose. You'll die from smoking 800 joints but what you'll die from is carbon monoxide poisoning, nothing to do with any of the cannabinoids found in cannabis.

    Considering that cannabis is illegal (when it really shouldn't be when compared to the mental and physical effects of alcohol) for other reasons than the above, and I'm pretty sure that if the government focused on just that one reason then it would be legal, that claim of yours concerning the 200 cigarettes-worth is a redundant point.
    Cannabis should be legal. So should most other drugs, and the remaining ones should at least be decriminalised. (Just to make clear that some on the right-wing support drug reform as well, Drunk Punx)

    On a lighter note(black humour I should say): the most practical way to kill someone with cannabis is to crush them. Or perhaps stuff their throat so full of it that they suffocate.
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    (Original post by .Ali.)
    That's a bit young to be honest, but it's a bit more of a parenting issue. I doubt making it illegal would help, the vast majority of teenagers have smoked and drank before the legal age, people have sex underage, a lot of people smoke cannabis which is flat out banned. If you ban it, you'll just make it even more appealing as people think there's some kind of dark glamour to it.
    Agreed, banning shisha is not guranteed to make things better.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Personally from what i have understood is that when having shisha in the longterm its going to kill you far quicker then normal cigarretes.
    Plus apart from the different flavour of taste you get, its really not worth it.
    But then again i've never tried it and i'm glad
    I hate smoking cigarettes but I've smoked shisha (even though apparently it's 10x as worse). As far as I know shisha is not as addictive (or not addictive at all). Unlike cigarettes I would only have shisha once or twice a week... I know people who do shisha three times a day (note I did live in Saudi Arabia) but compared to heavy smokers who smoke in excess of 20 cigarettes a day I'm sure that it levels off a bit and therefore should not be banned.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Personally from what i have understood is that when having shisha in the longterm its going to kill you far quicker then normal cigarretes.
    Plus apart from the different flavour of taste you get, its really not worth it.
    But then again i've never tried it and i'm glad
    I dont speak well arabic but doesnt Iqbal mean Allow? :P

    People smoke every day and everywhere, while Shisha is usually takin once a week.
    So compare a 7 cigarretes per day x 7 days = 49 dosis VS 1 shisha sesion

    According to research result issued by the Unit, 45 minutes of shisha smoking is equivalent to smoking 50 tobacco cigarettes
    And btw, people when they smoke shisha they dont keep on smoking it on and on and on.
    They smoke, speak, drink, laugh, smoke again, ... And it depends on the shisha. If the Shisha is dirty then it's more harmful. It should be cleaned and while smoking when it gets strong that means that there's smoke sticked in and it should be cleaned as well.
 
 
 
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