Items Tagged ‘Richard D. Hurt’

February 15, 2012

Teens who smoke hookah don’t understand major health risks

By Mystery User

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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December 6, 2011

Secondhand Health Hazards

By Mystery User

Smoking by Proxy: A study found that hookah bar patrons who did not smoke still inhaled enough toxins to give them the carbon monoxide levels of a cigarette smoker, increasing their risk for heart disease. Worse, “just one night at a hookah bar can be the equivalent of inhaling an entire pack of cigarettes,” says […]

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