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Is Smoking Haram, Halal or Makrooh?

Source : / 15 Mar 2013

According to Qur'an and Hadith (The saying of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) all intoxicants are 'haram' whereas tobacco is an intoxicating substance.

Intoxicants in the light of Qur'an:

(Surah Al-Baqarah Ch:2 V:195)


"Don’t make your own hands the cause of your own destruction"


Turkish hookah tradition

By AFP / 23 Feb 2013

Just like the centuries-old coffee tradition, the nargileh, or water pipe, is a mainstay of Turkish culture but authorities are clamping down on this ancient social ritual that health experts say is as harmful to health as smoking regular cigarettes.

Fans of the water pipe, also known as a hookah or shisha, can no longer get their fix in cafes, bars, and restaurants after a law banning smoking from closed public spaces came into force in January.


Smokers may have more sleep problems: study

Source : Agencies | 15 Sep 2012

Smokers may get fewer hours of sleep and have less restful slumber than non-smokers, according to a German study that looked at more than two thousand people.

Researchers whose work appeared in the journal Addiction Biology found that of nearly 1,100 smokers surveyed, 17 percent got fewer than six hours of sleep each night and 28 percent reported "disturbed" sleep quality.


Passive smoking may lead to cardiovascular disease

By PressTV 16 May 2012

People who are exposed to even small amounts of secondhand tobacco smoke have a considerable higher risk of developing cardiovascular problems.


Exercise helps smokers to quit smoking

Exercise may help smokers to quit and remain smokefree, according to new data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. Moreover, exercise increases life expectancy in smokers and non-smokers alike.


Quitters still end up as winners

Long-term smokers who quit later in life can still reap the health benefits, according to new research.


6 Ways to Stay Shisha-Free

When you start to quit smoking Shisha for good, you need to know the ways to help you stay smoke free. Sometimes, people may claim that quitting smoking is really not a big deal. They say it when they have stopped smoking for a short while, maybe even just a day. But after several months, or even a day or two, they resume their previous smoking habits. You can prevent that from happening by being informed on how to deal with the struggle of quitting.


Half of all cancers are preventable

Half of all cancers could be prevented if people just adopted healthier behaviors, US scientists argued on Wednesday.

Smoking is blamed for a third of all US cancer cases and being overweight leads to another 20 percent of the deadly burden that costs the United States some $226 billion per year in health care expenses and lost productivity.


Effects of smoking shisha

Shisha smoking also known as hookah smoking, started in the far east and has since spread throughout the world. The consequences of smoking shisha can be very dangerous and hazardous to the health of the user.


Help Smokers Quit Whether They Ask or Not: Study

By Amy Norton | Reuters Health | 12 Jan 2012

Doctors should automatically offer smokers help with quitting, without waiting for signs that they're ready to kick the habit, researchers say.


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