Young American smokers get half of their smoke through hookahs: Study

Researchers surveyed more than 3,300 American adults aged 18 to 30.
1:40 | 05/17/18

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Water pipe tobacco smoking or who's got started out in India and the eastern Mediterranean region the tobacco is still burned but the smoke is drawn out there who cooked in water. And hookah parlors has sprung up all over the US it's especially popular among young adults an estimated five to 10% of them said. In a survey of more than 3000 they've smoked too good in the past thirty days and twenty to 30%. At Digg and Lisa Huff in the past year they seem to think hookah smoke is somehow cleaner less irritating when compared with cigarettes. But a new report says 045 minute hookah smoking is associated with higher levels of toxic hit as hard carbon monoxide and nicotine. An hour of hookah that's 100 to 200 times the smoke from volume inhaled from a cigarette. Some smoking studies show that one cigarette involves ten to twelve pops while smoking 145. To sixty minute hookah session. Get involve up to 100 inhalation and ten times as much smoke per person. Researchers uses physical analysis to estimate the proportion of toxic hints originating from each kind of smoking. And found 55% of the volume of smoking inhaled. Gain from the water tobacco smoke hookah. Cigarette smoking did give more concentrated contaminants so yes compared with cigarettes the amount of nicotine coming from her uncle was lower. But even small amounts of nicotine has been linked to addiction in younger people. In fact trying hoopla has been associated with people going on the smoke cigarettes. With all the strides made to discourage teens from beginning smoking it's time researchers say to turn some of the attention to smoke from the local hookah parlor. This medical minute I'm Ginny Norman ABC news.

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