Last week I had to give a presentation to a group of Saudi Arabian and Filipino colleagues and we always start with a safety message. I decided that health is safety related so I decided to pick on a favourite Arabian pastime- the hookah or shisha pipe.
I spent about 10 minutes going through the message about smoking one and about smoking in general (a bit hypocritical I know) and COPD. I was a little graphic with some of the pictures and really rubbed in the problems that can arise.
The presentation went well and after it two senior arabic managers one female and one Male came to me to tell me they were horrified and would stop the smoking and shisha- I felt good.
Today it is 10 days later and they have both completely stopped - i now feel really good.