They look like the real thing. The end glows as you inhale. As you exhale, you puff out a cloud of what looks like smoke. It's vapor, similar to the fog you might see at rock shows, says M. Brad Drummond, MD. He's an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
All e-cigarettes work basically the same way. Inside, there's a battery, a heating element, and a cartridge that holds nicotine and other liquids and flavorings. Features and costs vary. Some are disposable. Others have a rechargeable battery and refillable cartridges.
Using an e-cigarette is called "vaping."The nicotine inside the cartridges is addictive. When you stop using it, you can get withdrawal symptoms including feeling irritable, depressed, restless and anxious.
Tea & Talk/Shaah & Sheeko – Anti-Shisha
Tea & Talk has long been a Somali tradition. Hookah and shisha have not.
Did you know?
• During a typical hookah session, a person might smoke the equivalent of 100-200 cigarettes.
• Smoking hookah releases carbon monoxide and heavy metals into the air and body.
• Hookah smoking has the same health consequences as smoking cigarettes and being exposed to secondhand smoke.
• Flavors mask the harshness of tobacco and make it easier to start smoking.
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