Disgusting Video Shows Mother Sharing Shisha With Toddler For Fun

Disgusting Video Shows Mother Sharing Shisha With Toddler For Fun

Remember that Indonesian kid that went viral for smoking 40 cigarettes a day? Well, it seems like this phenomenon is more common than we think it is.   While most kids nag for candy and toys, this toddler has a thing for her mommy’s shishas.   A shocking video has been shared online, showing a child crying […]

Hala Sedky Just Smoke-Shamed Women Who Like Shisha

Hala Sedky Just Smoke-Shamed Women Who Like Shisha

  Smoking is one of the worst and most addictive habits ever. Whether its shisha or cigarettes, one is better off without having ever heard of them. Unfortunately, smoking has become the norm in Middle Eastern social events, and everyone is trying to get things under control.   Just recently, a group of young Egyptians started a […]

Egyptian Campaign Encourages People to Stop Smoking in the Most Inspiring Way

Egyptian Campaign Encourages People to Stop Smoking in the Most Inspiring Way

A group of young Egyptians started a social media campaign with the hashtag #Ermeha (throw it) to help and encourage smokers to quit. The campaign aims to raise awareness on the side effects and dangers of smoking, and also shows support to smokers who want to quit.     The campaign uses various methods in their posts […]

18-Year-Old Jordanian Girl Writes Heartbreaking Note Before Taking Her Own Life

18-Year-Old Jordanian Girl Writes Heartbreaking Note Before Taking Her Own Life

Tragedy struck in Jordan when an 18-year-old girl committed suicide after being bullied and beaten by her own brother for smoking cigarettes. Before taking her own life, Maysaa’ Sharouf wrote a heartbreaking note in which she talks about the oppression of women in the Middle East and how cruelly they are treated by men. I pass my hand […]

UAE to Introduce Smoking Ban by the End of 2016

UAE to Introduce Smoking Ban by the End of 2016

    The UAE has announced that smoking will be banned in public areas by the end of 2016, according to reports.   The National Tobacco Control Committee of the UAE are working on a proposal to amend the Federal Tobacco Control Law, making public spaces 100 percent smoke-free. The ban will lead to the […]

13 Facts About Shisha That Will Make You Want To Quit

13 Facts About Shisha That Will Make You Want To Quit

  Smoking shisha in the Middle East is the norm at social events. It is a fact of life that people love their hookah time and will hardly give it up for anything. While some might think they are passing time bonding while inhaling less harmful and toxic substances than cigarettes, research has proven that […]

What This Guy Can Do With His Shisha Smoke Is Just Insane!

What This Guy Can Do With His Shisha Smoke Is Just Insane!

  With shisha a part of our daily life and culture, some people have gotten really creative. We’re not talking about flavours or shisha designs, we’re talking about smoking tricks and techniques! Once you’ve seen what this guy can do with his shisha smoke, you’ll be so impressed that you’ll try them all out as soon […]

10 Things Only Hash Heads Will Understand

10 Things Only Hash Heads Will Understand

Whether it’s smoking etiquette or smoking slang, there are things in smoking culture that you’ll only understand if you’re a hash head. Here are 10:   1. That moment when you have everything ready to roll – the tobacco prepped, the cartela made – and then you realize you’re out of bafra   2. The […]

Surveying Cigarette Prices Around the World

Surveying Cigarette Prices Around the World

Last February, Egypt’s Finance Ministry announced an increase in the cost of imported cigarettes (such as Marlboro, Merit and L&M) by a margin of 1-1.5 EGP, and locally made cigarettes by a margin of 0.50-0.75 EGP. The news sent shockwaves of anger throughout Egypt, a country in which 15% of the population (13 million people) and 60% […]

The Myth of E-Cigarettes in Quitting Smoking

The Myth of E-Cigarettes in Quitting Smoking

Since their introduction to the global market almost ten years ago, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or e-cigs) have become some of the most controversial health gadgets to appear in the past decade. In a paper published online earlier this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, a group of scientists from UCSF performed a longitudinal study that disproves […]