Sindh Public Health Director Dr Masood said that for the past six months, the cell has sent hundreds of emails and written notifications to Pizza Hut. When interviewing Pizza Hut marketing manager Ammar, he explained that he has to consider his business too. People go restaurants to relax and enjoy. He doesn’t want to spoil it for them. Sometimes, business owners have to stand at customer’s point of view.
A snack bar owner said that his customers stormed the area during weekends, demanding shisha. He usually serve around 15 to 20 shishas a day. Another hotel owner said he can easily serve 10 to 20 shishas a day, since most of the customers are here for shisha.
Smoking shisha and hookah are not overall healthy and safe for the body. When talking to The Express Tribune, medical specialist Dr Ejaz Masood, he said a single shisha contains 20 times the amount of nicotine and tar, comparing to smoking cigarette. In other words, you
are smoking 20 cigarettes at a single time. Some people may even choose strong doses, that contains tobacco up to 100 cigarettes a pot, all masked by the fruity flavors.
He also mentioned that smoking shisha is not only unhealthy, it is dangerous to the smoker’s lungs and heart. Just like tobacco cigarette, smoking shisha can cause cancer, asthma attacks and other infectious diseases passed from other smokers since they are sharing the same pipe. If pregnant women smoked, it’ll cause their babies to be low birth weight.
Dr Ejaz said visitors and tourists travel North for the clean air. A report indicated that currently, almost 50% of the youngsters in Pakistan smoke shisha. With shisha all over now, who wants to come anymore to this polluted environment. Our tourism industry will be badly affected if the government do not step in and do something about it.
One solution is to promote smoking electronic cigarette instead. Electronic cigarette seems to be a smaller version of shisha, which contains fruity flavors, yet most importantly, it doesn’t contain tobacco at all. It does contain nicotine to satisfy the smokers’ urges. However, smokers are able to choose the doses that most suitable for them.
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