Hookahs more dangerous than cigarettes, the study
Amid widespread trend introduction of bans on smoking hookah is growing in popularity. This fact extremely concerned American doctors Baptist Medical Center Wake Forest, said AMI-TASS. According to them, many young people think hookah is safe, unlike cigarettes, smoking hookah indulging in companies.
Doctors assessed how common hookah smoking among students of the eight U.S. colleges. It was found that over 40% of the students have ever tried smoking a hookah, and 46.6% had ever smoked cigarettes. With approximately 25% of students said that they are "traditional" smokers. 17.4% as active smoking hookah. Remarkable: that freshmen males were more likely to smoke hookah.
Known that uses aromatic hookah tobacco. Its smoke, unlike cigarette smoke, soft, not burns and smells. This, again, has attracted many people do not smoke cigarettes. Thus, 22% of those who have never tried hookah cigarettes. Then, hookah smoke flavoring features allow it to breathe more deeply, holding in the lungs for a long time. So, a larger volume of smoke inhaled than when smoking a cigarette.
Himself hookah smoke contains high levels of toxic compounds (tar, carbon monoxide, heavy metals and cancer-causing chemicals). While smoking a hookah person receives a large portion of the carbon monoxide and smoke than smokers. A separate question – clean hookah pipes. In cafes and restaurants it is not always properly cleaned. Hence, infectious diseases can spread easily.
All this suggests the following: hookah smoking can cause lung cancer, various respiratory diseases, weight loss in the child the mother, smoking hookah, and periodontal disease.