E-Shisha Use Rising For Women

E-Shisha Use Rising For Women

Amal was sitting alone at the back of the hall waiting for her friends to come with their Shishas because she didn’t have one. Shisha is not allowed among Yousra’s family so she couldn’t have one and depend on her friends. A bright smile appeared on Yousra’s face when she saw her friend entering the hall with her Shisha that has the same color as her dress to be more elegant. Ten minutes passed, their third friends came but without her Shisha. “It is the first time that Amal attends a wedding party without her Shisha,” wonderingly said Yousra. Yousra asked her, “where is your Shisha?” “It is in my bag,” replayed Amal. She had a very small Shisha like a cigarette; it is the Electronic Shisha, which is more fashionable than the traditional Shisha among women.

In Yemeni society, the stigma against female smokers persists; however, it can be said that majority of women smoke at least casually. Many years ago, it was essentially accepted that old, married and uneducated women would smoke ‘mada’a’ at women’s meetings and parties known as ‘tafreta’. Then, the habit, and especially the smoking of Shisha has spread to unmarried, educated women and young, even adolescent, girls. Now, to be more fashion, some women are trying to have the e-shisha.

E-Shisha is the electronic form of the traditional Hookah, with the main difference being that it lacks any tobacco or smoke. E-Shisha has been likened to e-cigarettes in this respect, particularly since they both contain nicotine cartridges and come in a variety of flavors. E-Shisha tends to come as a disposable product but there are some refillable versions on the market. One of the biggest differences between electronic Shisha and e-cigs is that the former produces much more “smoke” and gives more intense flavors. This isn’t real smoke though; instead it’s water vapor that is created using the device’s internal cartridge and battery. The battery heats up the e-liquid and produces vapor, which the user can inhale and exhale in the same way they would with real Shisha.

Source: http://nationalyemen.com/2014/12/28/e-shisha-use-rising-for-women/