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narghile

(nar'gi-le) [Fr. narguilé, fr Persian (Farsi) nargila, pipe (for smoking, made of coconut shell)] Water pipe.
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Since it's your children's right to be raised in a healthy environment, you, as parents, should be aware of the adverse health effects that you are exposing your children to when you place them in such an environment, surrounded by narguileh smoke, whether in or outside of the home.
Today, children are increasingly exposed to secondhand smoke from narguileh as the use of such smoking pipes is growing, among both men and women, and teenagers.
Parents often do not think anything of smoking narguileh in front of their young children, perhaps because they are simply unaware of the serious health effects.
Some parents even go so far as to be sure to choose a restaurant that serves narguileh.
What if you smoke narguileh at home where your children spend the majority of their time?
Smoking narguileh is traditionally accepted as being harmless, even among people who don't even smoke cigarettes, because of the false perception that the widely enjoyed recreational activity doesn't have negative health effects.
Because of its sweet smell, narguileh is often considered to be less harmful to health than cigarettes, but a mounting body of scientific evidence is discrediting this assumption and proving that "hookah" is just as dangerous.
Anyone familiar with the shisha cafes on London's Edgware Road, core of the city's Arab quarter, would see the narguileh as a totem of Arab tradition.
One of the attractions of the narguileh for Abdallah was in its common significance across economic divides.
In one painting, five men lean against seafront railings, one smoking narguileh where a cigarette would seem more natural.
In only two works are women depicted smoking the narguileh.