Items Tagged ‘harmful effects of hookah’

April 22, 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 […]

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February 15, 2012

Teens who smoke hookah don’t understand major health risks


Teens hear all the time from parents, teachers, peers and mentors that tobacco and cigarettes are harmful to their health, but very rarely are young people warned about the harmful effects of hookah… According to Richard D. Hurt, M.D. of the Mayo Clinic research facility (, hookah contains the same toxins that cigarettes do, and […]

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