Smoke poisoning: Young people end up in the clinic through shisha steam

Adolescents experience smoke poisoning when smoking shisha
In Osnabrück, three young people contracted severe smoke poisoning while smoking shisha. Two of them had to be brought to a special clinic. Health experts repeatedly warn of the health risks from tobacco consumption.

Smoke poisoning due to improper use of a shisha
Everyone should be aware that smoking is unhealthy. According to some experts, hookah smoking is particularly harmful. It becomes even more dangerous if mistakes are made during handling. Three young people in Osnabrück also had to experience this. The police reported that they suffered smoke gas poisoning from improper use.

Pressure chamber treatment in a special clinic
Firefighters and police were called into the apartment late Tuesday evening, where they found an 18-year-old young woman and two 16-year-old teenagers. The respiratory tract diseases were so severe in two affected that they had to be taken to a special clinic in Aachen for pressure chamber treatment. The third person came to a clinic in Osnabrück.

The fire department carried out carbon monoxide measurements in the apartment; the all-clear could be given quickly. The police opened an investigation into the cause of the suspected accident. Carbon monoxide poisoning from hookah smoking has been reported several times in the past.

smoking is unhealthy
Even though the number of young smokers has dropped significantly in recent years, health experts repeatedly warn of the dangers of tobacco use. Smoking alone favors twelve types of cancer such as lung cancer, pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer, cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke, arterial diseases such as arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD (smoking lung). (ad)

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Video: Hookah and carbon monoxide poisoning (September 2021).