Smoking in any form is bad for your heart. The European Society of Cardiology reported on May 29, 2015, all forms of smoking are bad for the heart. Smoking of any type is the single most powerful risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
It has become clear that all types of tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes, and the waterpipe is simply not good for your health. In fact it has been suggested by various studies that waterpipe smoking, which is also referred to as shisha and hookah, may be associated with unusually high toxin exposure because sessions are very long and involve more and larger puffs of smoke. Smoke inhalation from waterpipe smoking may be as much as 100 times more than from a cigarette.
ESC prevention spokesperson Professor Joep Perk says that although electronic cigarettes may be somewhat effective in helping smokers quit they nevertheless should have the same marketing restrictions as cigarettes to avoid being used by young people and non-smokers. It has been shown by scientific evidence that even cartridges which are labelled as not having any nicotine may contain nicotine. Also, other toxic substances and flavors such as vanilla or chocolate which kids like are being used.
Professor Perk has emphasized the vital importance of stopping teenagers from starting to smoke. Teens who start smoking may not suffer immediately but they set off a process of vascular damage which they will have to pay for as they get older. In this regard it’s important for parents to serve as positive role models and educators. Parents should be very strict and simply not allow smoking because it is extremely damaging to health.
It has been found that passive smoking is also deadly. Non-smokers living with a smoking spouse have about a 30 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease and exposure in the work place has similar risks. Passive smoking of any type is a significant risk for cardiovascular disease. It has been noted by Professor Perk that smoking of all types is the primary villain in dealing with cardiovascular disease prevention.
The European Heart Journal reports that atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is a chronic disorder which develops insidiously during life. CVD causes massive disability. CVD has been found to be strongly associated with lifestyle, particularly the use of tobacco, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet habits, and psychosocial stress. Smoking has been recognized as the most powerful killer of all.