Board says rise in shisha smoking by women worrying

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A woman smokes shisha at a club in Nairobi. A report by the Tobacco Control Board shows that there is an increase in the smoking of shisha among young women which is posing a great danger to the next generation. Photo credit: Daily Nation.

There is an increase in the smoking of shisha among young women which is posing a great danger to the next generation, a report has said.

Nairobi remains the highest consumer of the product usually sold in clubs.

This is according to a report by the Tobacco Control Board released in Nakuru Tuesday.

Ms Isabella Karanja, a member of the board, said a big population of the young people in urban areas are addicts of shisha which is a combination of many drugs.

“Inside the (shisha) pot there is a mixture of so many drugs among them heroin, cocaine and bhang and therefore one becomes an addict of numerous drugs,” said Ms Karanja.

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