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Entertainment of Monday, 19 October 2015


I smoke shisha not cigarette - Actress Ella Mensah

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Ghanaian actress, Ella Mensah, who is currently in Nigeria shooting a movie has said she wants to be the best Ghanaian actress in Nollywood. Looking at her busy schedules since she first hit Nollywood in 2012, it appears the actress may have an ace up her sleeves.

Her most notable films include Educated Housemaids, 11am, Mirabel, Crime to Christ, Playboy, Couples on Fire, to name a few.

In a recent chat with Ayo Onikoyi, the sexy actress, who has been accused of smoking cigarettes, has debunked the allegation, saying what she smokes is not cigarette but shisha. In most of her social media pictures, she is seen to be smoking something but she has said they are not cigarettes.

“Yeah, because when I post pictures on my social media and I have smoke in my mouth, a lot of people start saying, so she smokes, she’s this, she’s that, and I tell people that in life you do what makes you happy. We all know smoking kills so if you want to smoke and kill yourself, that’s your problem”, she explains

“ I know someone, a friend who has never smoked in his life; he has never taken any alcohol, exercises well, drinks a lot of water, he doesn’t go clubbing if they say someone knows how to take care of himself, it is this friend.

Do you know that a doctor just diagnosed him with lung cancer? And I know some junkies out there who have been smoking and drinking and they don’t have any atom of cancer. I just got tired of everybody saying you smoke and you have fans, what story are you telling them. If I smoke, I’ll own up and tell people yeah I smoke, is there anything wrong with me smoking? It’s my life but I don’t smoke.

I love shisha, I love shisha so badly that if all I wanted I have them and I don’t have to work again, I can smoke shisha 24/7 all day everyday”, she quips

Shisha is a glass-bottomed water in which fruit-flavoured tobacco is covered with foil and roasted with charcoal. The tobacco smoke passes through a water chamber and is inhaled deeply and slowly; the fruit-flavoured tobacco tastes smooth.

According to research carried out by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the volume of smoke inhaled in an hour-long shisha session is estimated to be equivalent of smoking between 100 and 200 cigarettes.