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The famous Russian doctor Alexander Miasnikov revealed, in a TV interview, a habit that is more dangerous than smoking cigarettes.
According to him, many fancy it when they consider this habit to be safe from smoking cigarettes. “But in fact, when we smoke shisha, we inhale an amount of harmful substances equivalent to smoking 30 cigarettes,” he says.
He added, explaining that hookah smoking may become a cause of lung cancer, as a result of inhaling multiple fine smoke particles.
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He said, “We smoke fine combustion particles with smoke, which leads to micro-burns in the lungs, which later can cause lung cancer.”
There is no safe form of smoking, and this includes pipes and cigars, which doctors consider to be risk factors for developing oral cavity cancer, Miasnikov added.