April 22nd, 2013

Study: Hookah no safer than cigarettes, just differently dangerous

By Logan Lafferty

Doctors are trying to dissuade folks of that notion. “The tobacco is no less toxic in a hookah pipe,” according to the Mayo Clinic, “and the water in the hookah does not filter out the toxic ingredients in the tobacco smoke. Hookah smokers may actually inhale more tobacco smoke than cigarette smokers do.”

 

LA Times by Amina Khan

Tags: Alcohol and Tobacco, harmful effects of hookah, hookah, LA Times, Research, tobacco

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