NATIONAL NON-SMOKING WEEK 2014: DAY 7

This week is National Non-Smoking Week! This campaign aims to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking. This year, Be Your Best Self wants to raise awareness of the effects of water-pipe smoking on health.

According to the law, importers have to pay ______for importing shisha into Canada

NATIONAL NON-SMOKING WEEK: DAY 6

This week is National Non-Smoking Week! This campaign aims to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking. This year, Be Your Best Self wants to raise awareness of the effects of water-pipe smoking on health.

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What other names for waterpipe do you know?

ANSWER: Other names for waterpipe are “hookah,” “narghile,” “hubble-bubble,” “goza,” and “shisha.” The variation in names reflects the different regions of the world where waterpipes are found.

NATIONAL NON-SMOKING WEEK: DAY 6

This week is National Non-Smoking Week! This campaign aims to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking. This year, Be Your Best Self wants to raise awareness of the effects of water-pipe smoking on health.

What other names for waterpipe do you know?

NATIONAL NON-SMOKING WEEK: DAY 5

This week is National Non-Smoking Week! This campaign aims to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking. This year, Be Your Best Self wants to raise awareness of the effects of water-pipe smoking on health.

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Do you believe using a disposable mouthpiece prevents you from contracting communicable diseases when smoking shisha(ex. tuberulosis, heptatits, etc)?

ANSWER: False! There are no legal requirements for the cleaning and disinfection of waterpipe equipment. Using a disposable mouthpiece (tip) while sharing a waterpipe does not prevent the transmission of communicable diseases.

NATIONAL NON-SMOKING WEEK: DAY 5

This week is National Non-Smoking Week! This campaign aims to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking. This year, Be Your Best Self wants to raise awareness of the effects of water-pipe smoking on health.

Do you believe using a disposable mouthpiece prevents you from contracting communicable diseases when smoking shisha(ex. tuberulosis, heptatits, etc)?

NATIONAL NON-SMOKING WEEK: DAY 4

This week is National Non-Smoking Week! This campaign aims to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking. This year, Be Your Best Self wants to raise awareness of the effects of water-pipe smoking on health.

True or False? In a typical smoking session, tobacco waterpipe users may be exposed to up to 9 times the carbon monoxide and 1.7 times the nicotine of a single cigarette.

The answer will be posted tomorrow!

ANSWER: TRUE! Waterpipe smoking often involves longer smoking sessions; a higher frequency of puffing and deeper inhalation. The lit charcoal used to heat the shisha in the bowl also emits carbon monoxide.

NATIONAL NON-SMOKING WEEK: DAY 4

This week is National Non-Smoking Week! This campaign aims to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking. This year, Be Your Best Self wants to raise awareness of the effects of water-pipe smoking on health.

True or False? In a typical smoking session, tobacco waterpipe users may be exposed to up to 9 times the carbon monoxide and 1.7 times the nicotine of a single cigarette.

The answer will be posted tomorrow!

NATIONAL NON-SMOKING WEEK 2014: DAY 3

This week is National Non-Smoking Week! This campaign aims to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking. This year, Be Your Best Self wants to raise awareness of the effects of water-pipe smoking on health.

TRUE OR FALSE?
Water in the hookah filters harmful chemicals from the tobacco smoke.

The answer will be posted at 11:59pm EST tonight!

FALSE. It is a common misconception  that the water in the base of a hookah filters nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar from the smoke when in fact it does not. The water acts to cool and moisturize the smoke, making it less irritating to the smoker. Waterpipe users may absorb a higher concentration of the toxins found in cigarette smoke, as waterpipe smoking often involves longer smoking sessions; a higher frequency of puffing and deeper inhalation.

NATIONAL NON-SMOKING WEEK 2014: DAY 2

Water-pipe smoking, also known as hookah or shisha, is a growing trend among youth and young adults. Check out what young people in Toronto think about it - then tell us what you think! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq8AuhVALAw

NATIONAL NON-SMOKING WEEK 2014: DAY 1 

This week is National Non-Smoking Week! This campaign aims to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking. This year, Be Your Best Self wants to raise awareness of the effects of water-pipe smoking on health.


How many hookah bars do you think Toronto has?

Share your guesses in the comments.

The answer will be posted at 11:59pm EST tonight!

ANSWER:

As of 2013, Toronto Public Health estimates that there are approximately 110 waterpipe establishments or “hookah bars” in Toronto, which do not require customers to show their I.D. to use a waterpipe.

What do you think about that?