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Popularity of Smoking from Hookahs Concerns Professionals
    #4489367 - 08/03/05 01:11 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Popularity of Smoking from Hookahs Concerns Professionals
8/2/05 intox.com

A growing number of young people are smoking tobacco from water pipes called hookahs, raising concern among health professionals that these smokers believe the practice is safer than smoking cigarettes, The Seattle Times reported July 31.

The emergence of urban lounges where hookah smoking occurs, in cities such as Seattle and San Francisco, illustrates the growing popularity of a practice that originated in Turkey more than 500 years ago. Health professionals say many smokers mistakenly believe that smoking from hookahs is safe because the smoke is water-cooled and filtered.

Serena Chen, executive director of the American Lung Association of California's east San Francisco Bay Area, says a recent study from the American University in Beirut documented that hookah smoke contains significant amounts of harmful chemicals, as well as 100 times the amount of lead found in regular cigarettes.

"We're really concerned about it," Chen said. "I keep hoping it's just a fad that will go away."

Many young smokers emphasize the social aspect of smoking from the hookah, which also goes by the names "narghile," "shisha" or "hubble bubble." Some youths who are too young to enter a hookah lounge will resort to purchasing their own pipes for $30 to $100.


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Re: Popularity of Smoking from Hookahs Concerns Professionals [Re: pshawny]
    #4489388 - 08/03/05 01:15 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

> these smokers believe the practice is safer than smoking cigarettes

You mean it isn't?


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Re: Popularity of Smoking from Hookahs Concerns Professionals [Re: Seuss]
    #4489411 - 08/03/05 01:24 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

"hookah smoke contains significant amounts of harmful chemicals, as well as 100 times the amount of lead found in regular cigarettes"

I know, what the hell are they smoking out of them? Smoking tobacco shouldn't contain lead or any of the crap found in cigarettes.


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Re: Popularity of Smoking from Hookahs Concerns Professionals [Re: pshawny]
    #4489911 - 08/03/05 03:18 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Why is there so much lead in shisha? I don't really believe that statistic until I see more concrete evidence of it.

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Substances used for smoking hookah need not be completely dry. The most commonly used substance (known as tobamel or maassel) is a 1:2 mixture of tobacco with a sweet substance such as honey, molasses, or semi-dried fruit. Originally tobacco was mixed with one of these sweeteners to form jur?k (e.g. Zhaghoul brand), a flavorless, moistened tobacco. Fruit-flavored shisha got its start in the late 1980s when Egyptian tobacco companies experimented with flavored tobacco as a way to transition people away from cigarette smoking. Today, shisha tobacco comes in many flavours, such as apple, strawberry, melon, cappuccino or mint, and is often mixed with dried fruit extracts.




In some aspects at least it sounds quite a bit safer than tobacco, seeing as in many hookah blends only 1/3rd of it is the harmful tobacco.

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The hose is usually either of a metal coil wrapped in cloth, or otherwise a plastic hose, either version often ending with a metal or wooden mouthpiece. The filtration is suggested to filter out, in part, tar and nicotine from the tobacco. However, most brands of shisha tobacco generally contain a mention saying "no tar" and very small amounts of nicotine (0.5%) to begin with.




However, this lead claim needs to be looked at.

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Relative to other methods of smoking tobacco, hookah smoke is considered smoother and more flavorful. The quantity of smoke inhaled at one time is also much greater. Shisha smoking is generally believed to be less damaging to health than cigarettes. Research has shown that since the tobacco is being heated (as opposed to burned), fewer carcinogens are produced in the smoke. However recent research published in the medical journal Pediatrics state that the concentration of cancer-causing and addictive substances in water-pipes can be higher than those found in cigarettes. A study of Egyptian couples found an association between water-pipe smoking and infertility.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hookah


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Re: Popularity of Smoking from Hookahs Concerns Professionals [Re: Ravus]
    #4490117 - 08/03/05 04:04 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Good info Ravus.


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Re: Popularity of Smoking from Hookahs Concerns Professionals [Re: pshawny]
    #4495783 - 08/04/05 05:31 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Hookahs are very often constructed of brass, with parts soldered with lead.


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