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