Frequently Asked Questions about Shisha

How Bad is Smoking Shisha?

In a typical shisha session (about 1 hour), a shisha smoker can inhale the same amount of toxins as a cigarette smoker consuming over 100 cigarettes. Like cigarette smoking, these toxins put shisha smokers at risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases, cancers, nicotine addiction, and other health effects.

Hookah smoking is linked to many of the same adverse health effects as cigarette smoking, such as lung, bladder and oral cancers and heart disease. 1, Long-term effects include impaired pulmonary function, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, esophageal cancer and gastric cancer.

What is Shisha made of?

Shisha usually contains tobacco which is sometimes mixed with fruit or molasses sugar. Popular flavours include apple, strawberry, mint and cola. Wood, coal or charcoal is burned in the shisha pipe to heat the tobacco and create the smoke.

Does shisha have nicotine in it?

Shisha smoke contains large amounts of nicotine, carbon monoxide, tar and other toxins. The water in the shisha does not remove any of the toxins.

Hookah Smoking Compared With Cigarette Smoking

Water pipe smoking delivers nicotine—the same highly addictive drug found in other tobacco products. The tobacco in hookahs is exposed to high heat from burning charcoal, and the smoke is at least as toxic as cigarette smoke.

Does shisha make you fat?

It is possible that the toxins in the smoke stimulate an inflammatory response that causes tissues to become resistant to the effects of the hormone insulin, that regulates glucose in the blood. “However, it is also possible that hookah smoking is associated with other social behaviours that lead to weight gain.”

How many cigarettes are in a shisha?

According to research carried out by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the volume of smoke inhaled in an hour-long shisha session is estimated to be the equivalent of smoking between 100 and 200 cigarettes.

Is Flavoured hookah harmful?

Flavoured hookahs are not safer than cigarettes, can lead to heart attack and stroke. Hookah smoking is quite popular among the youth, but a new study shows how its effects are just as harmful as cigarettes and it can lead to cardiovascular conditions such as heart attack and stroke

Are hookahs legal?

Public indoor cigarette smoking is banned throughout California, whereas hookah use is permitted in “hookah lounges,” which are classified as retail tobacco shops. This may create the impression among tobacco users (and nonusers) that hookah is a safer alternative to cigarettes.

What about CBD Shisha?

CBD Herbal Shisha is different from traditional shisha in that is it completely tobacco free AND nicotine free. CBD Shisha can be made from a variety of components – the base of herbal shisha is typically sugar cane, hemp, tea or fruit leaves then mixed with honey, cannabidiol (CBD), glycerin, molasses and flavoring.

However, you shouldn’t vape honey, nor any other true sugar, because it will turn into a black stinking mess on your coil.

Honey is sometimes added to juice (as can agave, and other viscous sweeteners), but it’s not a great idea. Though similar to vegetable glycerine in many ways, honey’s sugar content is as prone to ignite while vaping as alcohol.

It is not recommended to vape, honey. You will find this combustion happens if you try to vape tinctures as well since they typically have other additives that aren’t vapable.

If honey is even mixed with water in vaping, firstly they do not mix thoroughly and would clog your coils, secondly honey is not anything I would be heating up for even try producing vape juice, it would not be safe for you to inhale. The only substance I recommend you use in your vaping device is vape juice.

Is glycerin vapor safe to inhale?

While vegetable glycerin is considered to be safe for eating, drinking or applying to the skin, it has not been thoroughly assessed for safety in smoking or vaping. Flavorings and colorings are usually food-grade, but there is not enough research to determine if these are safe to inhale.

Can you dispense CBD oil inside a hookah vape for smoking?

CBD oil, as in drops or tinctures? Nope. But they do make CBD Vape Oils or “juices” specifically for vaping. But I’m not sure if a hookah is the proper device, as “vape oils” are designed to be used in a vape “pen” or pocket “vaporizer” (note: NOT a room vaporizer that’s used for humidification or anti-congestion inhalation). Vape pens & vaporizers have a battery that powers the heater in the cartridge or chamber, vibrates it almost imperceptibly, and disperses it as a very fine mist (largely water vapor). A hookah is too primitive and will produce actual smoke, not mist.