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Benalmádena council starts campaign against shisha pipes

Benalmádena council starts campaign against shisha pipes
  • Information about the dangers of smoking this type of pipe is being distributed among school pupils and parents

The excessive use of shisha pipes in bars in Benalmádena has provoked a campaign by the town's Health department to inform people of the dangers associated with them.

According to Alicia Laddaga, Health councillor, one hour using one of these 'hubble bubble' pipes is equivalent to smoking two packets of tobacco and the combustion process "releases ten times more carbon monoxide than conventional tobacco". She adds that "there is also the risk of transmitting respiratory illnesses and diseases by sharing the mouthpiece".

In order to get the message across, the town hall will be passing out a series of leaflets in schools and colleges and making visits to bars to inform people of the risks of smoking with a shisha pipe.