Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to your most common questions about shisha smoking

Yes, shisha is also known as argileh, nargileh, hubbly bubbly, hookah or tobamel

No, tobacco-free or herbal shisha products are not healthy options. The smoke from the burning wood or charcoal includes carbon monoxide and other cancer causing chemicals.

There is up to 25 times more tar in shisha than in a cigarette.

Yes, one shisha session, which usually lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.

Yes, there are many highly reputable research studies which conclude that smoking shisha is just as harmful as smoking cigarettes.
See the useful links below.

Yes, shisha tobacco contains nicotine which is an addictive drug.

Even if there is no tobacco in shisha, it still contains toxins and chemicals like carbon monoxide, which are harmful to your health and the health of those around you.

Shisha smoke is just as dangerous as cigarette smoke.
Shisha smoke is produced by heating tobacco in a bowl using charcoal, which creates carcinogens.
There is nothing safe about any form of smoking.

Yes, please check out our online toolkit for ways to get help.