All tobacco products: cigar​ettes, cigars, mouassal and hookahs contain nicotine which is a substance that causes addiction like cocaine and heroin. 

Nicotine in cigarettes won’t kill you immediately but it increases heart rate and blood pressure. 

Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,700 harmful chemical substances and one of the remnants of cigarettes is carbon monoxide which is also found in car exhaust. According to the World Health Organization, more people die from smoking than those who die from AIDS, car accidents, drug use and suicide combined. 

Smoking not only harms individuals but their loved ones as well. For example, smoking can harm an unborn child because smoking during pregnancy increases the rate of miscarriages and fetal abnormalities.   

You can say no to these risks by quitting smoking.