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Cameroon bans shisha smoking

ByEditor

Mar 15, 2022 ,

Shisha smoking has been outlawed in Cameroon due of health concerns.

The ban was enacted because of the harm that the tobacco-based substance poses to the largely young people who use it in bars and at home, according to authorities.

According to health ministry data, 46 percent of young Cameroonians smoke shisha, which is made up of tobacco, molasses, glycerine, and flavorings.

An hour of shisha can be the equivalent of smoking more than 100 cigarettes, according to the British Heart Foundation.

Despite this caution, most shisha smokers feel that it has a lower impact than cigarettes, but this is a’misconception,’ according to doctors.

“Traditionally, shisha tobacco contains cigarette tobacco, so it contains nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, and heavy metals like arsenic and lead, just like cigarettes,” it says.

Cameroon is not alone in its prohibition; a number of African countries have banned shisha smoking in recent years, claiming health concerns.

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