Iranian research goes up in smoke

From the Jerusalem Post:

Iran study: Water pipes as dangerous as cigarettes

Israel Cancer Association says the tobacco for ‘hookah’ water pipes is irrigated with sewage water.

Yuk.

I used to smoke, but gave up a long time ago. I smoked my lst cigarette shortly after graduating from university. Years later, my elder daughter came home from primary school, fresh from a no smoking health education presentation – and interrogated me about my smoking. I admitted to smoking cigars at simchas. I had smoked my last cigar, as she made me promise not to repeat that bad habit. Now, as far as I know, she has stayed away from cigars and cigarettes, but is partial to the odd nargila. This is my attempt to repay the favor she did me… Continue reading

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