Hubbly for Swag or Umswenko?

Smoking hubbly has become increasingly popular over the years, especially among young people. It seems fashionable to smoke hookah pipes at parties, social gatherings and even for relaxing. Although many people may consider this swag or umswenko, the dangers of hubbly cannot be ignored. Hubbly can cause serious health risks.

Let’s debunk some of the most common myths about smoking hubbly:

Myth: Hubbly is a healthier alternative to cigarettes.

Fact: Contrary to popular belief, hubbly smoke contains the same harmful chemicals found in cigarettes. In fact, hubbly smoke can cause more damage to the lungs and airways than cigarettes. This is because hubbly is usually smoked over prolonged periods, as one mixture or popularly referred to as “kop”, can last between 30 to 45 minutes.

Myth: Hubbly is not addictive.

Fact: Hubbly smoke contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. Nicotine is a chemical found in tobacco, which increases dopamine (“feel-good chemical”) levels in the brain. Smoking nicotine gives you a temporary feeling of pleasure, which makes it easier for you to become addicted. The more nicotine builds up in your body, the more dependent you become. This can ultimately lead to serious health complications such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Myth: Second-hand smoke from hubbly is harmless.

Fact: Being in a room with people who are smoking hubbly puts you at the same risk as the people who are smoking as you are also inhaling the hubbly smoke.

Myth: Hubbly doesn’t have long-term side effects.

Fact: The long-term effects of smoking hubbly are an increased risk of respiratory illness, such as lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema (which causes shortness of breath). Smoking hubbly can also expose you to the risk of developing certain types of cancers, including cancers of the mouth, throat, and lungs. Other long-term effects of smoking hubbly are pre-mature aging of the skin, and issues with fertility and pregnancy.

In conclusion, smoking hubbly is dangerous, addictive and can lead to serious long-term problems with your health. It also poses a health risk to the people around you. Although it might seem like a cool and fashionable way to unwind and have fun, it’s important to be aware of the risks and take steps to reduce or eliminate smoking hubbly.

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