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Water Pipe Smoking - Dispelling the Myth

5 Ways To Support Smokers to Quit

It's not just lung cancer.  Tobacco smoking is an attributable cause in many other cancers and conditions.  And it's not just about cigarettes.   Mohammad, for example, uses a different kind of tobaccco - a water pipe.

Very Brief Advice should focus on how to quit, not why you should.  With water pipes, there's a myth that water cools the tobacco smoke so people think it is safe.  It is important for us to provide the right information about possible harm.

You can understand what people are smoking and what they think about it.  If you are a healthcare practitioner you can also help to dispel the myths - and we can help you.  

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