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Hookah vs. Cigarettes: Water Pipe Smoking Not As Harmless As Many Think

Some believe that hookah smoking is a less harmful alternative to cigarette smoking. Here's what a comparison of the amount of toxicants inhaled by hookah smokers and cigarette smokers reveals.

Life January 14, 2016

Single Hookah Smoking Session Packs In 25 Times The Tar Of One Cigarette

That’s just one of the findings researchers reported after analyzing studies on cigarette and hookah smoking. Overall, they discovered that hookah is no good as an alternative to cigarettes.

Life January 12, 2016

Toronto Council Bans Hookah Smoking At Licensed Hookah Lounges

Members of the Toronto City Council voted to ban hookah smoking using tobacco or other herbal products at restaurants, bars and lounges starting Spring 2016. The decision came after the city's medical officer released a report that cited significant risks to the public as a consequence of hookah use.

Life November 10, 2015

High-Schoolers Smoking Fewer Cigarettes, But Rise In E-Cigarette Use Is Not Good News

Reduced cigarette smoking by teens is good news, but huge increase in the use of e-cigarettes is not. Use of the 'vapor' smokes among students has tripled in just a year, a government report notes.

Life April 16, 2015

New Study Says Water Pipes May Be More Dangerous Than Cigarettes

Experts suggest that smoking water pipes, or hookah, is more dangerous than smoking cigarettes. An entire session of smoking water pipe may be equal to smoking about 20 to 30 cigarettes.

Life March 21, 2015

Puff, Puff: Benzene in Hookah Increases Leukemia Risk in Smokers

Study finds health risks in hookah smoking despite widespread belief the water pipes are safer than cigarettes. Popular with younger smokers, hookahs may be increasing their health risks, researchers say.

Life November 23, 2014

Smokers beware: Neither e-cigarettes or hookahs are likely safe alternatives, say reports

Cigarette and cigar smokers looking to quit may be inclined to try e-cigarettes or even the popular hookah option, but new studies are showing that neither alternative smoking option may be a good health choice.

Life May 19, 2014

Smoking a hookah is fun but may expose users to carcinogens, nicotine

Smoking a hookah increases nicotine and carcinogens in users. Smoking hookah poses health risks similar to cigarette smoking.

Life May 18, 2014

e-cigarette gaining popularity among teenagers: CDC

Use of unconventional tobacco and smoking products are growing in popularity among U.S middle school and high school students, according to a report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Especially, e-cigarette use has increased from 0.6 percent in 2011 to 1.1 percent last year.

Life November 16, 2013

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