It’s becoming more and more popular in America to smoke hookah. It’s commonly thought that it’s much safer than smoking cigarettes, but is there any truth to this? Trace shatters your misconceptions about the safety of smoking out of a water pipe on this episode of DNews.

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Hookah, is it really harmless?
http://www.resmedjournal.com/article/S0954-6111(14)00056-0/abstract
“The hookah is a snuff smoking device whose origin dates back to the fifteenth century, has been used extensively in the Middle East in recent decades has become popular in Western culture countries, particularly in Americas and Europe.”

Hookah Hazards: Not Only Cancer But Herpes, Experts Say
http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/1.576544
“People may not realize just how dangerous water-pipes are; one session can be equal to 100 cigarettes.”

Youth & Tobacco Use
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/youth_data/tobacco_use/index.htm
“Smoking and smokeless tobacco use are initiated and established primarily during adolescence.”

Hookahs
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/tobacco_industry/hookahs/
“Hookahs are water pipes that are used to smoke specially made tobacco that comes in different flavors, such as apple, mint, cherry, chocolate, coconut, licorice, cappuccino, and watermelon.”

An Emerging Deadly Trend: Waterpipe Tobacco Use
http://www.lungusa2.org/embargo/slati/Trendalert_Waterpipes.pdf
“In the last few years, new popularity for an old form of tobacco use has been gaining ground within this already susceptible group.”

Hookah Smoking: Is It Safer Than Cigarettes
http://www.mayoclinic.org/hookah/expert-answers/faq-20057920
“Hookah smoking is not safer than cigarette smoking. Also known as narghile, shisha and goza, a hookah is a water pipe with a smoke chamber, a bowl, a pipe and a hose.”
Hookah Smoking No Less Harmful Than Cigarettes, Study Finds
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/23/hookah-not-less-harmful-than-cigarettes-_n_3133590.html
“The toxins in hookah smoke may be different from that of cigarette smoke, but that doesn’t make it any less harmful, according to a new study.”

4 Myths About Hookah Health Spur Wide Use
http://www.livescience.com/8227-4-myths-hookah-health-spur-wide.html
“In a country that has banned smoking in all public places, nicotine researchers were surprised to see hookahs — imagine stationary glass bagpipes, partly filled with water, used for smoking — pop up even in the most mainstream Canadian cafes.”

The Dangers of Hookah Smoking
http://www.cdc.gov/features/hookahsmoking/
“Similar to cigarettes, hookah smoking delivers the addictive drug nicotine and it is at least as toxic as cigarette smoking.”

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