Spot­light on shisha

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Karen Malone, a teacher and psy­chi­a­try stu­dent in Abu Dhabi, is cur­rently con­duct­ing an on­line sur­vey re­gard­ing the ef­fects of the pop­u­lar pas­time of smok­ing shisha. She said: “Through my research, I have learned that the ma­jor­ity of peo­ple are highly un­aware of the phys­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal and phys­i­o­log­i­cal ef­fects of shisha. “As it is a cul­tural phe­nom­e­non that has been prac­tised for cen­turies in the Mid­dle East, it is im­por­tant to note the use of shisha has be­come in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar in Western coun­tries. It is im­por­tant to fully un­der­stand what risks, if any, are as­so­ci­ated with it and also to es­tab­lish what makes pop­u­lar.” If you would like to par­tic­i­pate in the sur­vey run­ning un­til July 31, visit

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