Now hookah is more harmful than cigarette smokingMarch 2nd, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study has shown that smoking a hookah is as addictive and perhaps even more harmful than cigarettes because of the way people smoke while using the waterpipe.
The research team found that hookah smokers inhale more often and for longer periods than typical cigarette smokers.
Scientists estimate that by puffing longer and in greater volume, a waterpipe smoker inhales the equivalent of 100 cigarettes or more during a single waterpipe session.
Proponents of hookah smoking argue that it isnt necessary to inhale the smoke into the lungs. Instead they puff as if on a pipeand believe this reduces the health hazards.
However, studies indicate that hookah smokers are absorbing high levels of toxins and carcinogens that may contribute to heart disease, lung cancer, and respiratory disease.
And although some nicotine is filtered through the water contained at the base of the pipe, scientists conclude that waterpipe smokers are still exposed to enough nicotine to become addicted.
Dr. Michael Miller, editor in chief of the Harvard Mental Health Letter, suggests that until more is known about how to help hookah smokers quit, clinicians and smokers should be aware of the potential dangers.
The study is published in Harvard Mental Health Letter. (ANI)
- As hookah becomes in, it raises health concerns (Lifestyle Feature) - May 06, 2012
- Russia to ban hookah smoking in public - Nov 10, 2011
- Smoking tobacco through waterpipe as harmful as puffing on cigarette - Dec 03, 2009
- Nicotine-containing hookah an unhealthy hit among youngsters - May 11, 2010
- Nicotine rises "gradually" in the brain - Mar 09, 2010
- 'US college women gravitate towards hookah' - Jul 19, 2012
- Like your morning cigarette? You're at greater risk! - Aug 08, 2011
- Hookahs more dangerous than cigarettes - May 30, 2010
- Debate rages whether E-cigarettes are miracle cure or menace - Jan 26, 2011
- Giving up menthol ciggies may be harder for some smokers - Dec 21, 2010
- Want to quit smoking? Get professional help - Jan 04, 2011
- Toenails can reveal cancer - Mar 08, 2011
- Smoking hasten cardiac problems, cancer in youngsters (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day) - May 30, 2012
- Novel test may lead to custom-tailored quitting approaches for smokers - Aug 29, 2010
- Why you shouldn't light up right after waking up - Jun 08, 2010
Tags: 100 cigarettes, carcinogens, cigarette smokers, cigarette smoking, clinicians, dr michael miller, harvard mental health, health hazards, health letter, heart disease, lung cancer, lungs, michael miller, nicotine, proponents, respiratory disease, scientists, smoker, toxins, waterpipe