Hookah Proves To Be More Harmful Than Cigarettes, When Compared To Single Use
Our teenagers are increasingly experimenting with different forms of tobacco. According the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, even though there has been a decrease in number of middle and high school children smoking cigarettes, those same adolescents are using more frequently e-cigarettes and hookah.
A common misconception is that different forms of tobacco products are harmless. However, E-cigarettes and Hookah have been shown to be just as, if not even more harmful than one single cigarette.
Recent meta-analysis of 542 scientific articles relevant to cigarette and hookah use has led to the discovery that one session of hookah use is equivalent to 125 times the smoke, 25 times the tar, 2.5 times the nicotine and 10 times the carbon monoxide of a single cigarette.
This mass analysis of different research studies was led by the led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. One of the lead researches says that Hookah smoking needs to be more closely followed in adolescents: “hookah smoking was not included in the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey System questionnaire, which assesses cigarette smoking, chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes and many other forms of substance abuse." said lead author Brian A. Primack, M.D., Ph.D., assistant vice chancellor for health and society in Pitt's Schools of the Health Sciences.
So what does this mean for you and I right now? It means that even though smoking cigarettes is not as popular today as it was last decade, teenagers are still exposed to tobacco products which are more harmful and more frequently used then in previous years.
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