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Shisha steaming `healthy alternative to smoking it`

Published On: Sat, Oct 20th, 2012 | Addiction | By BioNews

A new nicotine-free shisha has finally been invented for many smokers who often enjoy a shisha puffing session but worry about the health warnings associated with the common habit.

Going with the tagline ‘Stop Smoking Start Steaming,’ Shiazo Shisha is made with flavoured covered stones without the harmful tobacco normally present in the normal shisha, giving shisha lovers a healthy alternative to smoking.

S. Y, a manager at an event’s company explained that while she used to smoke the regular shisha over four times a week, she switched to the steam shisha immediately after she tried it.

“I’ve been using the cherry flavor now for a while, and I completely love it,” Gulf News quoted her as saying.

She also said that the new shisha doesn’t give a heavy feeling or headache but instead has a cooling effect despite the numbers of hours you smoke it.

With the shisha flavours being replaced with steam stones, the new ‘healthy’ form of shisha gives out steam when the stones are heated instead of smoke.

“Shiazo steam stones use flavour-injected porous rocks to produce a nicotine free, smoke free vapor that is smooth and surprisingly delicious,” Fahad Abdulla Managing Director of Shiazo UAE said.

The new invention was created in Germany after the authorities started a strict crackdown against tobacco products.

“Since its launch, many people have turned towards the alternative,” Abdulla said.

Unlike the normal shisha, the stones used in the steam shisha are not harmful, but instead smokers will be able to notice the soothing effect on their throats when steaming.

“Till date no harmful side effects have been found after using Shiazo,” Abdulla said.

Abdulla added that the “no side effects” claim is supported by a certification issued by the German authorities.

Offered in 40 different flavours and available on a delivery basis only, Shiazo shisha plans to expand its products into the cafe and restaurant scene. (ANI)

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