Government urged to ban use of shisha over respiratory effects

A public document by KNUST’s Public health school has proposed the smoking of shisha in Ghana to curb Coronavirus spread.

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It further called for a ban of the sale and importation of tobacco products including cigarettes during the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that COVID-19, which causes respiratory illness, could present aggravated symptoms and worsen outcomes due to the use of tobacco.

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The document said: “Shisha use prevails among the youth, and involves sharing of the same mouth-piece which can be a route for SARS-Cov-2 transmission and other communicable diseases.”

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