HOOKAHS

Hookah, Health Effects and Air Quality

Waterpipe or hookah smoking is a popular phenomenon not only in Middle Eastern and South Asian countries, but also among young people in the U.S. Hookah practices have seen a major resurgence in recent years after introduction of the sweet and flavorful “shisha” that is smoked through the waterpipe. There is relatively little research in the scientific literature addressing waterpipe usage and health effects.

Dr. Mark Travers, from Roswell Park Cancer Institute is currently conducting experiments testing the emissions from hookahs and comparing this to other smoked tobacco products like cigarettes.


Posted on August 10, 2011, in Archives, Video Archives, Video Reports. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off.

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